87 North in December 1985. The express lanes are under construction here, the present day through lanes were the only lanes of 87 North back when this "antique" photo was taken. Actually I think present day 87's southbound lanes were used as both directions of 87 at this point.
The express lanes and northbound through lanes are being built to the right.
Downtown has changed quite a bit since this was taken. There was no hockey arena, and no Adobe System's high rise, either.
87 nearing where it ended from 1985 - May 1988. These two lanes are the present day through lanes, actually the present day southbound lanes. Unlike the guardrail being built at the 280 interchange, this section of 87 was built with a contemporary Jersey style, solid barrier.
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