and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid
transit, 21,000 new parking spaces at
light rail and bus stations, and enhanced
bus service for easy, convenient bus/rail
connections across the eight-county
district. The following section highlights
Denver’s major highways and byways.
Metro Denver’s network of streets, freeways
and highways connects the region.
• I-225 runs north from I- 25 to I- 70,
connecting the southeast area of metro
• U.S. 285 and U.S. 6 give metro
Denver access to the western foothills.
• U.S. 36 (the Boulder Turnpike) connects
downtown Denver and Boulder.
• Denver sits at the crossroads of three
major interstates—I- 25 is the north-south
route, while both I- 70 and I- 76 provide
Metro Denver is about three-quarters of
the way encircled by a beltway that
connects the area’s towns. An
environmental impact statement study is
investigation options for completing the
last portion of the metropolitan beltway
in northwestern Jefferson County. The
• C-470 ( 26 miles) begins in Golden
and ends at its interchange with I- 25.
C-470 is vitally helpful to the region,
making it possible to move people and
goods efficiently through the western
and southern part of the metro region.
• E-470 (toll road, 47 miles) encircles the
eastern perimeter of the metro area, from
the interchange between C-470 and I-
25 (south of Denver), before going east
and then north through Aurora. E-470
even extends to Denver International
Airport, before turning west and ending
at the north metro part of I- 25.
• Northwest Parkway (toll road, 11
miles) connects with E-470 and I- 25 at
157th Avenue in metro Denver.
Boulder Municipal Airport
3300 Airport Road
Boulder Municipal Airport serves Boulder
and its surrounding communities, providing
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