U.S. Route 24

U.S. Highway 24 is a 2478 km long in east-west direction extending highway through the middle of the United States. Highway 24 is one of the first established in 1926 highways.

The western terminus is at the junction with the running on a common route Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 6 in Minturn, Colorado, 162 miles west from Denver. The ( north ) eastern terminus is the junction with Interstate 75 in Clarkston Michigan, 68 km north -northeast of Detroit.

On the section from its western terminus to Toledo ( Ohio) a west-east course is signposted from Toledo this changes from south to north.


The most important intersections and junctions

  • Interstate 70 at Minturn, Colorado
  • Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • U.S. Highway 85 / U.S. Highway 87 in Colorado Springs
  • Interstate 70 / U.S. Highway 40 / U.S. Highway 287 in Limon, Colorado
  • U.S. Highway 83 in Colby, Kansas
  • U.S. Highway 81 in Glasco, Kansas
  • U.S. Highway 75 in Topeka, Kansas
  • U.S. Highway 59 in Lawrence, Kansas
  • U.S. Highway 40 from Lawrence to Kansas City, Missouri - 69 km common course
  • U.S. Highway 73 in Basehor, Kansas
  • Interstate 435 in Edwardsville, Kansas
  • Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kansas
  • U.S. Highway 69 in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Interstate 29 / Interstate 35 / U.S. Highway 71 in Kansas City, Missouri
  • U.S. Highway 65 from Waverly, MO to Carrollton, Missouri - 18 km common course
  • U.S. Highway 63 in Moberly, Missouri
  • U.S. Highway 36 in Monroe City, Missouri
  • U.S. Highway 61 from Palmyra, Missouri to Taylor, Missouri - 22 km common course
  • Interstate 72 / Interstate 172 at Quincy, Illinois
  • U.S. Highway 67 at Rushville, Illinois
  • Interstate 74 / Interstate 474 / U.S. Highway 150 in Peoria, Illinois
  • Interstate 39 / U.S. Highway 51 in El Paso, Illinois
  • Interstate 55 at Chenoa, Illinois
  • Interstate 57 / U.S. Highway 45 in Gilman, Illinois
  • U.S. Highway 52 at Sheldon, Illinois
  • U.S. Highway 41 in Kentland, Indiana
  • Interstate 65 / U.S. Highway 231 in Remington, Indiana
  • U.S. Highway 35 in Logansport, Indiana
  • U.S. Highway 31 in Peru, Indiana
  • Interstate 69 / U.S. Highway 33 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • U.S. Highway 27 in Fort Wayne
  • U.S. Highway 30 in New Haven, Indiana
  • U.S. Highway 6 in Napoleon, Ohio
  • Interstate 475 / U.S. Highway 23 in Maumee, Ohio
  • U.S. Highway 20 in Maumee
  • Interstate 80 at Maumee
  • Interstate 75 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Interstate 94 in Taylor, Michigan
  • U.S. Highway 12 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan
  • Interstate 96 in Redford, Michigan
  • Interstate 75 in Clarkston, Michigan


The Highway 24 begins in Colorado near the town of Minturn at the junction of Highway 6 to the Interstate 70, the road heads south and crosses the 3117 m high Tennessee Pass the Continental Divide. Further south of Highway 24 leads through Leadville and bends five kilometers south of Buena Vista together with U.S. Highway 285 to the northeast.

After the Highway 285 has left the common route to the north, reached the Highway 24 after multiple loops in a north-easterly and south-easterly direction, the city of Colorado Springs. There meets the Highway 24 to Interstate 25 and U.S. Highways 85 and 87 After the city was crossed from east to west, Highway 24 passes the airport and leaves the Colorado Springs metropolitan area in the northeast.

In Limon, the road meets U.S. Highways 40 and 287, again on Interstate 70, the Highway 24 leads partly on a common route and partly parallel to it to the east. In Burlington U.S. Highway 385 crosses and after another 18 km, the border between the states of Colorado and Kansas is achieved.

As the system of numbered highways was set up in 1926, the portion of today's Highway 24 was reported by Colorado as U.S. Route 40S. He began further west in Grand Junction and was on the route of today's Interstate 70 from Minturn corresponded to the further course to Limon today's Highway 24 The further course to the eastern border of Colorado corresponded to the present route of Highway 24, but it was as a U.S. Route 40N reported. In 1936, the U.S. Route 40S were west of Limon and U.S. Route 40N merged east of Limon and still form the western extension of Highway 24, which ended earlier in Kansas City. The western terminus of Highway 24 was moved in 1975 from Grand Junction to today's endpoint in Minturn.


The Highway 24 comes along with Interstate 70 coming from Colorado to Kansas before leaving west of Colby, the common route. To the east of Colby crosses U.S. Highway 83 Then the highway runs in a straight line to the east and crosses in Hill City to U.S. Highway 283, U.S. Highway 183 in Stockton, Osborne U.S. Highway 281, east of U.S. Highway 81 Glasco, before he turns at the junction with U.S. Highway 77 north of Fort Riley to the southeast and reached the city of Manhattan ( Kansas).

Along the Kansas River Highway 24 leads to Topeka, capital of Kansas. On the northern edge of the city crosses U.S. Highway 75 from Lawrence leads the Highway 24 with U.S. Highway 40 on the same route in an easterly direction. South-east of Basehor crosses U.S. Highway 73 Highway 24 is divided now: A southern route leads along with Interstate 70, a north approximately one kilometer parallel to Kansas City. Further east, crossing Interstate 435 and Interstate 635, which relieve as bypass roads, the metropolitan region of through traffic. In the city of Highway 24 meets also still on the U.S. Highways 69 and 169 in the center of the town is the border with the sister city of Kansas City (Missouri ) crossed the border between the states of Kansas and Missouri.


After another intersection with Interstate 435 at the eastern edge of the Highway 24 exit on Independence Greater Kansas City. The road now runs parallel to the Missouri River a few miles away and crosses it together with U.S. Highway 65 in Waverly.

Further east in Moberly crosses U.S. Highway 63 Next to the northeast opens in Moberly a U.S. Highway 36. Both highways now lead together eastward. On the western edge of the Hannibal Highway 24 leaves the common line and turns to the north. In Palmyra, the Highway 24 joins with U.S. Highway 61 and both highways run together further north. This section is also known as Avenue of the Saints.

In the Taylor Highway 24 leaves the common route in an easterly direction and reaches at West Quincy the Mississippi River, which forms the border between the states of Missouri and Illinois.


Between West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois Highway 24 runs east direction over the older Quincy Memorial Bridge and west of the Quincy Bayview Bridge. The Highway 24 now leads through the city of Quincy and leaves the city in a north-easterly direction. On the outskirts Interstate 172 and crosses the road now leads further east- north-easterly direction.

On the eastern edge of Rushville crosses U.S. Highway 67 continues to the northeast. Later, the highway runs along the Illinois River and reached the city of Peoria. Between Quincy and Peoria today's Highway 24 essentially follows the old stagecoach route.

In Peoria Interstate 74 and the beltway Interstate 474 and U.S. Highway 150 take the Highway 24 Further east, crossing at El Paso 51 runs together with U.S. Highway on a stretch Interstate 74 and at Chenoa Interstate 55 crosses ago Gilman Interstate 57, in the town center of U.S. Highway 45 before the Highway 24 just after the junction with U.S. Highway 52 reaches the border between the states of Illinois and Indiana.


After the coming of Illinois Highway 24 crossed the border to Indiana, you go to the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 in Kentland, before the Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 231 crosses at Remington. Further east, crossing the Highway 24 to Monticello the Tippecanoe River before crossing at Logansport U.S. Highway 35 and the Wabash River is crossed. In Peru crosses U.S. Highway 31 and Huntington branches of U.S. Highway 224 from before 33 meet in Fort Wayne Interstate 69, Interstate 469, U.S. Highway 27, U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Highway onto Highway 24. After the Highway 24 has passed through the city, he approaches the border between the states of Indiana and Ohio.


In Antwerp the Highway 24 comes to Ohio. After the junction with U.S. Highway 127, the road comes to Defiance before the northern outskirts of Napoleon the U.S. Highway 6 is crossed. In the Maumee Highway 24 meets Interstate 80, Interstate 90, U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 23

Immediately thereafter, the city of Toledo is achieved in a northeasterly direction. There crosses the Highway 24 twice Interstate 75 before the border between Ohio and Michigan is achieved in the northern suburban area.


The Highway 24 leads now parallel to the shore of Lake Erie in about two kilometers distance. About Monroe and the intersection with Interstate 275, the Metro Detroit called metropolitan area is achieved by Detroit in Woodhaven. The road now leads just to the north, crossing at Taylor Interstate 94 (42 ° 15 ' 53 "N, 83 ° 16' 14" W42.264702 - 83.270423 ) before in Dearborn Heights of U.S. Highway 12 is crossed. Are in this area and were innovative transportation hub from the 1950s zufinden. These include the Michigan Left, the intersection with continuous traffic flow at Plymouth Road ( 42 ° 22 ' 16.6 "N, 83 ° 16 ' 32 " W42.371267 - 83.275563 ) and the double trumpet to Interstate 94, the 2005 SPUI ( junction ) was dismantled and lost their free flow of traffic. Since then, she is often overloaded. In Redford is crossed Interstate 96.

East of Farmington Hills will pass under the Interstate 696 the northern ring road of Detroit before in Bloomfield Hills, the road bends to the northwest. From now on the Highway 24 passes through an area rich in lakes and reaches its ( north ) eastern terminus at the junction with Interstate 75 in Clarkston.