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Danger on the Road


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 3:29pm

Old US 85/87 north out of Pueblo was called “The Ribbon of Death” prior to construction of 1-25. The two lane concrete road, built around 1930 was state of the art when it was built. It eliminated many dangerous stretches of the old road. Fifty of these were the number of times it crossed over one or more of the railroad tracks between Denver and Pueblo. A few new ones cropped up, and I’ll talk on a couple of those today.

There are two separate highways north out of Texas, one is US 85 the other US 87. When they get to Colorado they use the same road. Through Colorado it is now 1-25....

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