Colorado State Highway 115
State Highway 115 (SH 115) is a state highway in the U.S. State of Colorado. SH 115's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) interchange in northern Cañon City, and the northern terminus is at Interstate 25 (I-25), US 24 and US 87 in Colorado Springs.
Map of central Colorado with SH 115 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length||46.99 mi (75.62 km)|
|South end||US 50 in Cañon City|
|North end||I-25 / US 24 / US 87 in Colorado Springs|
|Counties||Fremont, El Paso|
Major construction has been done on the mountainous portion of the highway due to a high number of accidents because of lane narrowing. Highway 115 passes through several small towns along the eastern mountains including Florence and Penrose. It is the only highway that directly connects Colorado Springs to Cañon City. The Highway Starts in Downtown Cañon City at US 50. It then crosses the Arkansas River and leaves the city. In Florence, SH 115 Overlaps SH 67 from Pikes Peak Avenue to Robinson Avenue. As it leaves Florence, SH-115 encounters the western end of SH 120 and once again, crosses the Arkansas River. In Penrose, the route, once again, intersects US-50. As it enters Fort Carson, The Highway Intersects SH 83, and SH 29. It ends at I-25 in Colorado Springs.
The route was established in the 1920s, when it connected US 50 near Florence to Colorado Springs. By 1950, the west terminus was fixed to SH 120. The US 50 interchange was built by 1977, when the entire route was paved. A small change in the routing near its east end occurred in 2007.
|Fremont||Cañon City||0||0.0||US 50 – Salida, Pueblo||Southern terminus|
|Florence||8.5||13.7||SH 67 north||Western end of SH 67 concurrency|
|9||14||SH 67 south||Eastern end of SH 67 concurrency|
|11||18||SH 120 east||Western terminus of SH 120|
|Penrose||14||23||US 50 – Cañon City, Pueblo|
|El Paso||Colorado Springs||43||69||43||Norad Rd||Interchange; Signed as 43 A(Ft Carson Gate 2) and 43 B(Cheyenne Mtn AFS).|
|44||71||44||SH 83 north (Academy Blvd)||Interchange; Southern terminus of SH 83|
|46||74||46||US 85 south / US 87 south (Lake Avenue) (former SH 29)||Interchange; Southern end of US-85/US-87 Overlap|
|47||76||I-25 / US 24 – Pueblo, Denver||Northern terminus; I-25 exit 140|
|47||76||US 85 north / US 87 north – Denver||Northern end of US-85/US-87 Overlap; route continues as US-85|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|