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Answerland " Highway Names

Q: Why is the two-lane highway through the valley called Highway 6 and 24? Can’t it just have one name?

A: This one is sort of on the map-makers.

“When highways overlap, they’re often given multiple names,” said Peter Kozinski, District Engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation. In this case, Highway 24, which technically ends in Minturn, continues for another several miles.

Highway 6 through the valley is far from the only road in the state with multiple names. Part of Interstate 70 through Denver is actually three roads in one: I-70, Interstate 270 and Interstate 225. The interstate through Clear Creek County is also Highway 40.

” S.M.

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