With the Missouri River flooding cutting me off of my favored route to Utah and points beyond next week, I'm now routing to Denver and on up to I-80 after crossing Kansas on I-70.
It's been +30 years since I took the US 287 cut-off from Ft Collins to Laramie and I wonder what that's like on the Ft Collins end nowadays: a chain of stoplights and malls through Suburbia, a full-scale limited access highway, or some mix of the two? It appears I'd take CO 14 west from I-25 and link to US 287, but even that's not entirely clear. Anybody who's been through there in recent times is encouraged to comment.
Back in the Kansas City area, I don't think the I-670 link existed the last time I went through there, which I think was on my honeymoon RoadTrip in 1978. It appears I-670 shortcuts a northerly loop in old I-70 and crosses the Kansas River a few miles upstream from the Missouri River, but unless it's elevated above the floodplain, perhaps the arrival of the crest of the current flood event can cause problems. I have not been able to find any reference to flood closure potential on either I-670 or I-70, hopefully because each crossing is elevated and there is no such potential. Any commentary there welcomed, too.
Looking forward to getting back on the road and adding a new state to my list: Nevada. We'll take in a day of the Silver State Stampede (rodeo) in Elko on the way up through Idaho to Montana. Could be epic!