U.S. 6 West - Sterling

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U.S. 6 west
U.S. 6 provides the gateway into Sterling from Interstate 76 to the east. The US highway also connects the freeway with both U.S. 138 east to Iliff and Colorado 14 west to Fort Collins. Photo taken 04/22/17.
County Road 370 (Riverview Road) parallels I-76 to the west, intersecting U.S. 6 (Chestnut Street) at this traffic light. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 continues west to cross the South Platte River with four overall lanes. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 (Chestnut Street) expands into a five-lane arterial through industrial areas west of the South Platte River. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The Chestnut Street Viaduct leads U.S. 6 west directly to U.S. 138 (3rd Street) and Colorado 14 at Downtown Sterling. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The Chestnut Street Viaduct ascends over Union Pacific Railroad tracks, Front Street and 2nd Street to U.S. 138 at 3rd Street. Frontage roads parallel the bridge at-grade, providing a more direct route to Front Street. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 (Chestnut Street) lowers from the viaduct to meet U.S. 138 (3rd Street). U.S. 138 begins in Sterling and travels east to Iliff, Proctor and Crook in Logan County. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Looking north at the UP Railroad tracks from the U.S. 6 viaduct on Chestnut Street. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 138 (3rd Street) travels east from Sterling as a lightly traveled route to Iliff, Crook, Sedgwick, Ovid and Julesburg. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 138 ties into U.S. 6 (Chestnut Street) presently via the couplet of 3rd and 4th Streets. A traffic pattern change with the CO 14 Sterling S-Curve project will move both directions of U.S. 138 to just 3rd Street. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The CO 14 Sterling S-Curve project will extend Colorado 14 along a new alignment southwest from 3rd and Chestnut Streets. U.S. 6 westbound will also shift one block east onto 3rd Street, with two-way traffic implemented. Photo taken 04/22/17.
An I-76 trailblazer directs traffic along the final block of SH 14 (Main Street) back to U.S. 6 (3rd Street) eastbound. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Colorado 14 commences a 237 mile route west to Fort Collins and U.S. 40 at Muddy Pass from U.S. 6 (4th Street) west. Photo taken 04/22/17.
4th Street will be converted into a local street from Chestnut Street to Division Avenue. This scene looks south after SH 14 (Main Street). Photo taken 04/22/17.
Division Avenue bisects the city of Sterling from the Logan County Fairgrounds south to Front Street. U.S. 6 lines the southern seven blocks of the street. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 shifts southwest from Division Avenue onto Front Street by Columbine Park. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Front Street runs between Columbine Park and the Union Pacific Railroad to Iris Drive. U.S. 6 straddles the Sterling city line for nearly one mile. Photo taken 04/22/17.

Photo Credits:

04/22/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 76
U.S. 138

Page Updated 05-03-2017.