Driving Denver's beltway, and the $813 million plan to complete the loop

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Our tour begins at C-470 and I-25 in Jefferson County. No tolls here. C-470 is the only portion of the beltway built 24 years ago as a federally-funded highway. Notable sights: Bandimere Speedway, Tipsy's liquor superstore, Chatfield Reservoir

When it comes to scenic road trips in Colorado, the beltway that nearly encircles Denver would probably rank near the bottom of your to-do list. But with officials in Jefferson County attempting to complete the highway loop via a $813 million private tollway scheme with foreign business interests, we thought it was time to take a tour of the rest of Denver's beautiful beltway. Read this week's Westword for the full story of the beltway.

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