Interstate 10 in Florida
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Interstate 10 in Florida

Interstate 10 marker

Interstate 10
I-10 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 362.057 mi[1] (582.674 km)
Existed 1958 - present
Major junctions
West end towards Mobile, AL
 
East end in Jacksonville
Location
Counties Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Duval
Highway system
->
SR 8 ->

The 362 miles (583 km) of Interstate 10 in Florida is the easternmost section of the east-west 2,460.34 miles (3,959.53 km) Interstate 10 (I-10) in the Southern United States. It is also the eastern end of the Interstate Highway known as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway, one of three coast to coast interstates, along with I-80 and I-90. The highway runs east from the Alabama border, traveling through the Panhandle of Florida, serving the major cities of Pensacola, Tallahassee, Lake City, and ending at Jacksonville, and carries the hidden Florida Department of Transportation designation of State Road 8 (SR 8).

Route description

Eastbound view of I-10 near Lake City and I-75

The interstate runs roughly parallel to U.S. Route 90 (US 90) but is a more direct route, bypassing the central cores of the cities. The interstate also runs through some of the least populated areas of the state.

The western terminus of I-10 is the Florida-Alabama state line at the Perdido River, just west of Pensacola, in Escambia County. Exit 7A, SR 297 (southbound), gives access to the Pensacola Naval Air Station and the National Museum of Naval Aviation. At exit 12, I-10 serves as the northern terminus of I-110, a spur route to central Pensacola.

The eastern terminus is located at in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Jacksonville's Urban Core at Interstate 95.

History

Construction

I-10 west at the interchange for US 17 Alt south in Jacksonville

Prior to the construction of I-10, US 90 was the main east-west highway across the state.

The first section of I-10 in Florida was completed between Sanderson and Jacksonville in 1961. Construction on points westward continued in 1962. The route between Sanderson and Winfield was completed in 1963. By 1967, construction had been completed from the Alabama state line to SR 87, and was under construction from Falmouth to I-75. New construction extending I-10 east from SR 87 to Mossy Head began in 1968. The Falmouth to I-75 segment opened in 1969. Construction began in 1970 further extending I-10 eastward from Mossy Head to DeFuniak Springs. New construction began in 1973 from DeFuniak Springs to Caryville and from Drifton to Capitola; the segment between Drifton and Falmouth opened that year. The Capitola to Drifton segment was completed the following year. Construction began between Caryville and Chipley in 1974, and from Chipley to Midway in 1975. The segment between Chipley and Midway was completed in 1977 except for a small portion between Kynesville and Oakdale; in 1978, the entire length of I-10, as well as the I-110 spur in Pensacola across the state opened along its original planned route.[2]

During the planning stage of construction, I-10 was placed just north of the central business district of Tallahassee, roughly along the current route of US 90 through town, while later a spur route was proposed to go to the core of the city. Both of these proposals were dropped and a route across the north side of the city was chosen. In 2008 the interstate stretch in Tallahassee was expanded to six lanes to alleviate congestion.

In 2002, I-10, along with most of Florida's interstates, switched over from a sequential exit numbering system to a mileage based exit numbering system.[3]

Rest area security concerns

I-10 west in Tallahassee

In 1993, a British tourist was killed at the Jefferson County Rest Area in a botched burglary by teens.[4][5] As a result, Florida rest stops were either patrolled or closed for at least two years when lawmakers approved cut-backs.[6] A number of rest areas are currently regularly patrolled at night by armed security, often private, due to a resurgence in rest area-related violent crime.[7]

Hurricane Ivan

On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan made landfall near Pensacola, with the resulting storm surge causing heavy damage to the Interstate 10 bridge across Escambia Bay. As much as a quarter mile (400 m) of the bridge, consisting of 58 bridge segments, collapsed into the bay, with an additional 66 segments knocked out of alignment; most of the damage was to the eastbound lanes.[8] A $26.5 million project was awarded the following day to Gilbert Southern/Massman and to the Parsons Corporation to make emergency repairs to the bridge. Work was completed on October 4 on the westbound bridge, restoring two-way traffic seven days ahead of schedule. The more heavily damaged eastbound bridge was completely repaired on November 20, just 66 days after Hurricane Ivan made landfall, and 27 days ahead of schedule. The contractor received $1.5 million in bonuses for the early completion. The commercial truck detour sent truck traffic into Alabama and I-65 to avoid the bridges.

The causeway that carries US 90 across the northern part of the same bay was also heavily damaged.

Exit list

CountyLocationmi[1]kmOld exit[3]New exitDestinationsNotes
Escambia0.0000.000 west - MobileAlabama state line (Perdido River)
1.1[9]1.8Inspection station (eastbound only)
3.4[9]5.5Weigh station
4.4[9]7.1Florida Welcome Center (eastbound only)
5.5238.88815
(SR 10)
Pine Forest7.09211.41327 (Pine Forest Road) - Pensacola NAS, Perdido KeySigned as exits 7A (south) and 7B (north) eastbound
Brent-Ensley line10.27016.528310 (Pensacola Boulevard / SR 95) - Pensacola, CantonmentSigned as exits 10A (south) and 10B (north)
12.42219.991412 south (SR 8A) - Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, AirportExit 6 on I-110; Northern terminus of I-110
Ferry Pass12.92820.806513 (Davis Highway)Access to West Florida Hospital
16.49526.546617 (SR 10A) - Pensacola, Pace
Escambia Bay16.549-
19.166[9]
26.633-
30.845
Escambia Bay Bridge
Santa Rosa21.70034.923722 north / south - Milton, Gulf Breeze
25.94641.756826 - Milton, Bagdad
27.158-
27.747[9]
43.707-
44.654
Bridge over Blackwater River
28.41545.730928 - Milton
30.2[9]48.6Rest area
31.26550.3161031 - Fort Walton Beach, Milton, Navarre
Okaloosa45.07272.5361145 - Holt
Crestview56.30090.6061256 - Crestview, Niceville
60.0[9]96.6Rest area
WaltonMossy Head69.482111.8201370 - Niceville, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field
DeFuniak Springs84.588136.1311485 (SR 83) - DeFuniak Springs, FreeportAccess to Healthmark Regional Medical Center
HolmesPonce de Leon96.018154.5261596 - Ponce de LeonRest area in southeast corner
Washington104.038167.43316104 - Caryville
HolmesBonifay111.685179.74017112 - Bonifay, Panama City Beach
WashingtonChipley119.680192.60618120 - Chipley, Panama CityAccess to Northwest Florida Community Hospital
Jackson129.833208.94619130 (SR 75) - Cottondale, Panama City
133.2[9]214.4Rest area
Marianna136.441219.58120136 - Marianna
142.126228.73021142 - Marianna, BlountstownAccess to Jackson Hospital
152.041244.68622152 - Grand Ridge, Blountstown
155.6[9]250.4Weigh station
158.011254.29423158 - Sneads
Apalachicola River160.061-
161.220[9]
257.593-
259.458
Dewey M. Johnson Bridge, Central/Eastern Time Zone boundary
Gadsden161.30[9]259.59Rest area
165.729266.71524166 - Chattahoochee
174.093280.17625174 - Quincy, Gretna, Greensboro
180.963291.23226181 - QuincyAccess to Capital Regional Medical Center-Gadsden Memorial Campus
Midway191.949308.91227192 (SR 10) - Midway, Quincy, Tallahassee
Ochlockonee River193.569-
193.798[9]
311.519-
311.888
Bridge
Leon194.3[9]312.7Rest area
Tallahassee195.731314.99928196 (Capital Circle Northwest) - Regional Airport
199.010320.27629199 (Monroe Street / SR 63) - State Capitol
202.678326.17930203 / (Thomasville Road / Capital Circle Northeast / SR 261)Access to Capital Regional Medical Center
208.570335.66131209 (SR 10) - Tallahassee, MonticelloSigned as exits 209A (west) and 209B (east)
Jefferson216.737348.80432217
225.055362.19133225 (Florida-Georgia Parkway / SR 57) - Monticello, Perry, Thomasville
232.849374.73434233
234.8[9]377.9Rest area
Madison241.217388.20135241 (SR 55) - Greenville, Perry
251.520404.78236251 - Madison, Perry
258.106415.38137258 - Madison
261.771421.28038262 - Lee
263.3[9]423.7Weigh station
264.9[9]426.3Rest area
Suwannee River268.142-
268.246[9]
431.533-
431.700
Bridge
Suwannee270.6[9]435.5Inspection station
274.642441.99339275 (SR 10) - Live Oak, Lee
282.770455.07440283 (SR 51) - Live Oak, JasperAccess to Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center
292.127470.13341292 - Wellborn
293.4[9]472.2Rest area (eastbound)
Columbia294.4[9]473.8Rest area (westbound)
296.199476.68642296 (SR 93) - Tampa, ValdostaSigned as exits 296A (south) and 296B (north); exit 435 on I-75
301.293484.88443301 (SR 25 / SR 100) - Lake City, White SpringsAccess to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center
Lake City303.458488.36844303 (SR 47) - Lake City, FargoAccess to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center
Baker317.8[9]511.4Rest area
323.827521.14945324 (SR 10) - Sanderson, Olustee
326.750525.85346327 - Sanderson, Raiford
332.782535.56147333 - Glen St. Mary
Macclenny335.145539.36448335 - Macclenny, Lake Butler
336.312541.24249336 - Macclenny, MaxvilleAccess to Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital
Nassau
No major junctions
Duval343.879553.42050343 (SR 200) - Baldwin, Starke
350.370563.866350 south (Cecil Commerce Center Parkway)opened in 2010, replaced rest area
Whitehouse352.096566.64451351Chaffee Road (CR 115C) - Whitehouse)
Marietta355Hammond BoulevardOpened June 8, 2016[10]
356.269573.35952355Marietta (Cahoon Road)Former right-in/right-out; replaced 2016 by Hammond Boulevard exit
Jacksonville356.838574.27553356 (Beltway / SR 9A) - Daytona Beach, SavannahExit 21 on I-295
357.910576.00054357 (Lane Avenue)
359.185578.05255358 (Cassat Avenue / Edgewood Avenue)
359.895579.19556359Luna Street to Lenox Avenue / Highway AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
360.773580.60857360 (McDuff Avenue)
361.046581.04758361 south / west (Roosevelt Boulevard / SR 15 south) - NAS JaxWest end of US 17 / SR 15 / SR 228 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
361.642582.00659362 Stockton Street - RiversideAccess to St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
362.057582.674 / north / east (SR 9 / SR 15 north) - Jax Beaches, Daytona Beach, Downtown Jacksonville, SavannahI-95 exit 351B
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

External links

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata


Interstate 10
Previous state:
Alabama
Florida Next state:
Terminus

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