Midland Expressway (Manitou Springs, Colorado)

This article is about the section of U.S. Route 24 in Colorado. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 24.

U.S. Route 24
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Maintained by CDOT
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Existed: 1936[1] – present
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West end: I-70 / US 6 in Minturn
  US 285 in Buena Vista
I-25 / US 85 / US 87 in Colorado Springs
I-70 / US 40 / US 287 in Limon
US 385 in Burlington
I-70 from Burlington to Kansas state line
East end: I-70 / US-24 near Burlington
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Colorado State Highways

U.S. Route 24 is a major east–west route in the U.S. state of Colorado.


Route description

It traverses the Rocky Mountains, starting near Minturn. It then continues east for about 30 miles Leadville where it turns south and goes to Buena Vista where it becomes concurrent with US 285. It continues with Highway 285 to the small community of Antero Junction. After that, it spends its time as a mountainous two-lane highway through the town of Divide, where it meets SH 67. These highways overlap to Woodland Park. From there it passes through Crystola, Green Mountain Falls, Cascade as a 4-lane highway. Through Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, where the road is known as Midland Expressway. Just east of Interstate 25, it is known as the Martin Luther King Jr Bypass. From Colorado Springs it continues northeast through several towns such as Falcon, Peyton, the city of Calhan, Ramah, Simla, and Matheson. When US 24 reaches Limon, it junctions with I-70/US 40/US 287/SH 71. It continues east (parallel to I-70) to Burlington where it joins I-70 to the Kansas state line.

Junction list

County Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Eagle Minturn 0.000 I-70 / US 6 Western terminus of US 24
Lake Leadville 31 SH 91 north
47 SH 82 west
Chaffee Johnson Village 68.5 US 285 south Southern end of US 285 overlap
Park 82 US 285 north Northern end of US 285 overlap
Hartsel 94 SH 9 north
Teller Divide 132 SH 67 south Western end of SH 67 overlap
Woodland Park 139.5 SH 67 north Eastern end of SH 67 overlap
145 Pikes Peak Highway
El Paso Manitou Springs 150 US 24 Bus. east / Manitou Avenue
153 US 24 Bus. west / Manitou Avenue
Colorado Springs 158 I-25 north Northern end of I-25 overlap
159 SH 115 south / Nevada Avenue, Tejon Street I-25 exit 140
160 I-25 south Southern end of I-25 overlap
161.5 Union Boulevard
163 SH 29 / Circle Drive Western end of Fountain Blvd overlap
164.5 SH 83 / Academy Boulevard
167 Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Eastern end of Fountain Blvd overlap
Southern end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
168 Airport Road east – Peterson Air Force Base
169 SH 21 north / Powers Boulevard Northern end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
169 Platte Avenue west – Downtown Colorado Springs
169.5 Peterson Road south – Peterson Air Force Base
169.5 To SH 94 east / Space Village Avenue
170.5 SH 94 eastSchriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs East Airport, Punkin Center
Falcon 178 Woodmen Road
180 Judge Orr Road east – Meadow Lake Airport
183 To SH 86/Elbert RoadElbert, Kiowa
Peyton 188 Peyton Highway
192 Ellicott Highway
Calhan 198 Calhan Highway
Elbert Simla 211 County Road 125 Connect to SH 86
Matheson 218 County Road 149
Lincoln Limon 230 Punkin Center Western end of US 40/287/SH 71 overlap
232 SH 71 north Eastern end of SH 71 overlap
233 I-70
234 Kit Carson Eastern end of US 40/287 overlap, western end of I-70 overlap
Kit Carson Seibert 277 I-70 east Eastern overlap of I-70
277.5 SH 59
Stratton 293 SH 57 north
Burlington 309 US 385 south (Lincoln Street) Western end of US 385 overlap
310 US 385 north Eastern end of US 385 overlap
310.5 I-70 west Western end of I-70 overlap
318 I-70 east / US-24 Kansas state line; Eastern terminus of US 24 in Colorado

References


U.S. Route 24
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Kansas
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