Colorado State Highway 23

State Highway 23 (SH 23) is a 17.7 mi (28.5 km) long state highway in the northeastern corner of Colorado. The southern terminus is at U.S. Route 385 (US 385) in Holyoke, it then travels northeast through Amherst to its northern terminus at the Nebraska state line where it becomes Nebraska Highway 23 (N-23).

State Highway 23 marker

State Highway 23
Map of northeastern Colorado with SH 23 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length17.7 mi[1] (28.5 km)
Major junctions
South end US 385 in Holyoke
North end N-23 at the Nebraska state line
Location
CountiesPhillips, Sedgwick
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 22US 24

Route descriptionEdit

The route begins at US 385. After sixteen miles of crossing various roads without entering any incorporated cities, it exits Phillips County and enters Sedgwick County. About a mile later, it reaches the Colorado-Nebraska state line and becomes Nebraska Highway 23.

HistoryEdit

The route was formerly numbered as SH 176. However, it was changed to match the Nebraska highway number at its northeast end because both SH 176 and I-76 traversed through the same general region of the state.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
PhillipsHolyoke0.0000.000  US 385 – Holyoke, JulesburgSouthern terminus
Sedgwick
No major junctions
PerkinsVenango17.50728.175  N-23 – VenangoContinuation into Nebraska
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 23". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. (January 30, 2010). "Colorado Routes 20–39". Retrieved March 6, 2010.

External linksEdit

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