State Route 45 in Colorado
According to findjobdescriptions, State Route 45, commonly known as State Highway 45 or SH 45 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a bypass of the southern city of Pueblo and is 15 kilometers long.
SH 45 passes through the west and south of the city of Pueblo. The road begins at an intersection with US 50 west of Pueblo and then heads south for six miles. The first part leads through partly undeveloped area, the southern part leads through built-up areas in the suburbs of Pueblo. The road then heads east for 5 kilometers to the junction with Interstate 25. In urban areas, the road is a five – lane road with a center turn lane, the northern part is a 2×2 divided highway.
The road was built in the mid-1960s. The first section opened in 1966 west of I-25, followed by the first north-south section to 11th Street in 1973. By 1975, SH 45 had been extended to US 50.
In the future, SH 45 should eventually be extended to I-25 north of Pueblo, creating a bypass. The intersection with US 50 has also been constructed in such a way that it can be made grade-separated.
Every day, between 17,000 and 27,000 vehicles use the SH 45. The busiest point is at SH 96.
State Route 46 in Colorado
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State Route 46, commonly known as State Highway 46 or SH 46 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road connects through Golden Gate Canyon State Park west of Denver and is seven miles long.
SH 46 in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
SH 46 begins near Black Hawk at an intersection with SH 119 and then heads east through Golden Gate Canyon State Park, on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. The road leads through beautiful scenery and eventually turns into county road 70 which continues to Golden.
The road was one of the original 1920s state highways, but was then numbered SH 58. At the time, this route started on SH 119, but ran all the way through the Golden Gate Canyon into the city of Denver. In 1954, SH 58 was shortened to the section between Golden and Denver (which would later become a freeway ), after which the road through the Golden Gate Canyon became a county road.
In 1971 the road became a state highway again, this time as SH 46. At the time, the road was 6 kilometers long and a gravel road. By 1974 this part was asphalted. The road was extended to the county line in 1985, and was completely paved in 1986.
Every day 1,200 vehicles use SH 46, relatively few for a tourist route near a large conurbation.
State Route 47 in Colorado
State Route 47, commonly known as State Highway 47 or SH 47 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms the northeast bypass of the city of Pueblo and is 7 kilometers long.
SH 47 begins in the north of Pueblo at a junction with Interstate 25 and ends in the east of Pueblo at a junction with US 50. SH 47 is mostly a 2×2 divided highway, but the section along Colorado State University has three grade separations and is actually a short freeway.
The road was built in the 1970s. In 1971, the first section opened from I-25 to Colorado State University, and in 1979 the section opened further to US 50. The split-level connection with US 50 opened in 1982.
Every day, 42,000 vehicles travel at the junction with I-25, which drops rapidly towards US 50, to 25,000 vehicles at Colorado State University and 11,000 vehicles further to US 50.
State Route 52 in Colorado
According to indexdotcom, State Route 52, commonly known as State Highway 52 or SH 52 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms an east-west link through the High Plains, from Niwot via Fort Morgan to Raymer. SH 52 is 179 kilometers long.
SH 52 begins south of the village of Niwot on SH 119. SH 52 is single-lane and heads east through a fast-growing residential area well north of Denver. At Frederick the junction with Interstate 25 follows, shortly afterwards in Fort Lupton you cross the US 85. Not much further east at Hudson it joins Interstate 76. SH 52 then continues east for another 31 miles through flat and sparsely populated prairie land, then veers abruptly north, before rejoining I-76 at Wiggins after 12 miles.
Between Wiggins and west of Fort Morgan is a short double number with I-76 and US 34. SH 52 is then formed by Platte Avenue to downtown Fort Morgan, where SH 52 turns north, crosses I-76 for the fourth and final time, then SH 52 continues north for another 25 miles on the flat prairies, before ending at SH 14 at the hamlet of Raymer.
SH 52 is one of the original 1920s state highways. The western starting point at the time was US 87 (now US 287). The road was paved from the mid-1930s, in 1938 from the later junction of I-25 to Hudson and in 1950 further west between US 287 and I-25. In 1954 the section between Hudson and Wiggins was largely asphalted. By 1956, the entire route between Fort Morgan and SH 14 at Raymer was paved. In 1965, SH 52 was extended west from US 287 to SH 119.
SH 52 runs through an area well north of Denver that is rapidly becoming suburbanized. These suburbs are located in the fields between Denver and Fort Collins, a fast-growing region without a dominant center. In 2001 the connection with the I-25 was reconstructed to meet the traffic growth.
Every day, 10,000 to 20,000 vehicles travel between SH 119 and I-25, 11,000 to 15,000 vehicles between I-25 and Fort Lupton, and 8,000 vehicles continue to I-76 at Hudson. Further east, only 500 to 1,000 vehicles travel on SH 52 to Wiggins. SH 52 has a maximum of 11,000 vehicles in Fort Morgan, but only 800 vehicles further to Raymer.