Interstate 110 (Florida)

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Interstate 110 marker

Interstate 110
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 6.341 mi[1] (10.205 km)
Existed: 1969 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 98 Bus. in Pensacola
North end: I‑10 near Ferry Pass
Location
Counties: Escambia
Highway system
SR 109 SR 111
SR 8 Florida 8A.svg SR 9

Interstate 110 (I-110) is a 6.341-mile (10.205 km) auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System in Pensacola, Florida, running north from U.S. Highway 98 to Interstate 10. I-110 carries the hidden Florida Department of Transportation designation of State Road 8A. It is also known as the Reubin O'Donovan Askew Parkway, in honor of the former governor of Florida who is also a Pensacola native.

Route description[edit]

Since its completion, Interstate 110 has consisted of six interchanges. Unlike most Florida interstates, it retained its sequential exit numbering system when most other interstates switched to a mile-log system.[2] At the south end is Exit 1, a directional T interchange that connects the freeway with Garden, Chase and Gregory Streets. Exit 2 links I-110 to U.S. Highway 90/98, also known as Cervantes Street. There are only southbound exit and northbound entrance ramps at this interchange. This same ramp configuration can be found just to the north at Exit 3, an interchange with Maxwell and Jordan Streets.

Interstate 110 near its terminus at Interstate 10; The reconstructed interchange was completed in 2008 and features representations of the Blue Angels on the flyover supports

Past Exit 3, where the elevated freeway returns to ground level, there are two modified diamond interchanges. The first is Exit 4, leading to Fairfield Drive (State Road 295). The northbound ramps at Exit 4 have been moved entirely to the southeast quadrant of the intersection and directly connect to Davis Highway (State Road 291) just south of Fairfield Drive. Approximately 1.5 miles to the north is Exit 5, an interchange with Brent Lane (State Road 296) and Airport Boulevard. Originally, north of Exit 5 was an overpass for State Road 742 along Burgess Road. However, between 2004 and 2006, SR 742 was rerouted along a new wider overpass at Creighton Road and the old Burgess Road overpass was demolished.

Interstate 110's northern terminus is at Interstate 10. There is a combination trumpet-directional T interchange at this location that is in close proximity to the I-10 interchange with Davis Highway to the east.

History[edit]

The portion of I-110 north of Maxwell Street was completed in 1969 as a four-lane, at-grade freeway. In 1978, the portion from Maxwell Street south to its current terminus at Garden and Chase Streets was opened to traffic. This portion is a four-lane, elevated freeway for its entire length.

Interstate 110 shield near Downtown Pensacola

Construction of the elevated portion of Interstate 110 caused controversy in that it threatened several historic landmarks. The freeway eliminated over 30 blocks of dense existing development including the popular Dairy Bar ice cream shop and a centuries-old live oak. A portion of the freeway also directly abuts St. Michael's Cemetery, which houses graves as old as the 18th century.

Between 2004 and 2009, Interstate 110 was fully rebuilt and expanded to six lanes from Interstate 10 south to Maxwell Street. Reconstruction of the freeway also added access to and from Airport Boulevard via a modification of the existing Brent Lane interchange.[3]

Future[edit]

Plans to extend Interstate 110 north from Interstate 10 to U.S. Route 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road), and possibly even as far as Interstate 65 in southwestern Alabama, were discussed in the 1990s.[4] Political and financial hurdles, however, have stalled serious consideration of the project.[5]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Escambia County.

Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Pensacola 0.000 0.000 1A Gregory Street west Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.000 0.000 1B US 98 (Chase Street / SR 30) / to Gregory Street east – Beaches, Gulf Breeze, Gulf Islands National Seashore Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.000 0.000 1C
US 98 Bus. west (Garden Street / SR 30) – Historical District
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.530 0.853 2 US 90 (Cervantes Street / US 98 / SR 10A) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1.468 2.363 3 Maxwell Street / Jordan Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.692 4.332 4 SR 295 (Fairfield Drive) Northbound ramps intersect with SR 291 (Davis Highway)
Brent 4.145 6.671 5 SR 296 (Brent Lane) / Airport Boulevard (SR 750) serves Pensacola International Airport; originally connected to SR 296 only (prior to October 2009)[6]
  6.341 10.205 6 I‑10 (SR 8) to SR 291 (Davis Highway) – Tallahassee, Mobile I-10 exit 12; exit 6 is signed as the ramp to I-10 east and SR 291
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Retrieved July 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Florida's Interstate Exit Numbers". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Escambia County Transportation Improvement Projects-Project Descriptions". Retrieved July 7, 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "I-10 to I-65 Corridor Study". Tallahassee, Florida, 1993.
  5. ^ Barnes, Brad, and Charles Ashby. "I-65 link is 'dead in the water'". Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Florida, May 26, 1995.
  6. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "Interstate 110/Airport Boulevard Split Diamond Interchange". Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing