Interstate 10 in Florida
|Maintained by Florida DOT|
|Length:||362.26 mi (583.00 km)|
|Existed:||1958(1970 & 1984 Jacksonville FL) – present|
|West end:||I-10 at Alabama state line|
| I-110 in Pensacola
I-75 near Lake City
I-295 in Jacksonville
|East end:||I-95 in Jacksonville|
|Counties:||Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Duval|
The 362.262 miles (583.004 km) of Interstate 10 in Florida is the eastern most section of the east–west 2,460.34 miles (3,959.53 km) Interstate 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.
The interstate runs roughly parallel to U.S. 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 Interstate 10 is the Florida and Alabama line at the Perdido River, just west of Pensacola, in Escambia County. Exit 7A, Florida State Road 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 Interstate 110, a spur route to central Pensacola.
The eastern terminus is located at Interstate 95 in Downtown Jacksonville with an "End" I-10 sign.
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Prior to the construction of Interstate 10 U.S. Route 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 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 westward 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.
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.
Rest area security concerns
In 1993, a British tourist was killed at the Jefferson County Rest Area in a botched burglary by teens. As a result, Florida rest stops were either patrolled or closed for at least two years when lawmakers approved cut-backs. 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.
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 collapsed into the bay consisting of 58 bridge segments with an additional 66 segments knocked out of alignment, with most of the damage coming from the eastbound lanes. 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 U.S. Highway 90 across the northern part of the same bay was also heavily damaged.
|Florida–Alabama state line
||0.000||0.000||I-10 west – Mobile||Western continuation into Alabama|
||4.197||6.754||Florida Welcome Center|
US 90 Alt. (Nine Mile Road Road) – Beulah, Ferry Pass
|Ensley||7.092||11.413||7||SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) – Perdido Key||Signed as exits 7A (south) and 7B (north) eastbound; To NAS Pensacola|
|10.270||16.528||10||US 29 – Pensacola, Cantonment||Signed as exits 10A (south) and 10B (north)|
|12.422||19.991||12||I-110 south – Pensacola, Pensacola Beach||Exit 6 on I-110; Northern terminus of I-110|
|Ferry Pass||12.928||20.806||13||SR 291 (Davis Highway)||Previously signed as Pensacola, University of West Florida|
|16.495||26.546||17||US 90 – Pensacola, Pace|
|Escambia Bay Bridge|
||Avalon Beach||21.700||34.923||22||SR 281 – Milton, Gulf Breeze|
|Pace||25.946||41.756||26||CR 191 – Milton, Bagdad|
||Ward Basin||28.415||45.730||28||CR 89 – Milton|
|30.258||48.696||Santa Rosa County Rest Area|
|Gulf Breeze — Harold||31.265||50.316||31||SR 87 – Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Milton||To Blackwater River State Park|
||Holt||45.072||72.536||45||CR 189 – Holt||To Blackwater River State Park|
|Crestview||56.300||90.606||56||SR 85 – Crestview, Niceville||To Eglin AFB, Northwest Florida Regional Airport|
|60.051||96.643||Okaloosa County Rest Area (Eastbound)|
|60.272||96.998||Okaloosa County Rest Area (Westbound)|
||Bottle Branch||69.482||111.820||70||SR 285 – Niceville, Eglin AFB|
|DeFuniak Springs||84.588||136.131||85||US 331 – DeFuniak Springs, Freeport|
||Ponce de Leon||96.018||154.526||96||SR 81 – Ponce de Leon, Holmes County Rest Area|
||104.038||167.433||104||CR 279 – Caryville|
||111.685||179.740||112||SR 79 – Bonifay, Panama City Beach|
||Crow||119.680||192.606||120||SR 77 – Chipley, Panama City|
||129.833||208.946||130||US 231 – Cottondale, Panama City|
|133.162||214.303||Jackson County Rest Area|
|Marianna||136.441||219.581||136||SR 276 – Marianna|
|Oakdale||142.126||228.730||142||SR 71 – Marianna, Blountstown|
|152.041||244.686||152||SR 69 – Grand Ridge, Blountstown|
|155.295||249.923||Jackson County Weigh Station / Truck Comfort Station|
|158.011||254.294||158||CR 286 – Sneads|
|Bridge; Central — Eastern Time Zone Border|
||161.515||259.933||Gadsden County Rest Area|
|165.729||266.715||166||CR 270A – Chattahoochee, Lake Seminole|
|174.093||280.176||174||SR 12 – Gretna, Greensboro|
|180.963||291.232||181||SR 267 – Quincy|
|Midway||191.949||308.912||192||US 90 – Midway, Quincy|
||194.016||312.238||Leon County Rest area|
|Tallahassee||195.731||314.999||196||SR 263 (Capital Circle Northwest) – Regional Airport||To State Capitol|
|199.010||320.276||199||US 27 (Monroe Street)||To Fairgrounds, Civic Center, State Capitol|
|202.678||326.179||203||US 319 (Capital Circle Northeast) / SR 61 (Thomasville Road) – Tallahassee, Thomasville||To State Capitol|
|208.570||335.661||209||US 90 – Tallahassee, Monticello||Signed as exits 209A (west) and 209B (east)
Exit 209A: To Florida State University, Florida A&M University, State Capitol
|225.055||362.191||225||US 19 (Florida-Georgia Parkway) – Monticello, Perry, Thomasville|
|234.853||377.959||Jefferson County Rest Area|
||241.217||388.201||241||US 221 – Greenville, Perry|
|251.520||404.782||251||SR 14 – Madison, Perry|
|258.106||415.381||258||SR 53 – Madison, Dowling Park|
|261.771||421.280||262||CR 255 – Lee|
|262.873||423.053||Madison County Weigh Station / Truck Comfort Station|
|264.870||426.267||Madison County Rest Area|
||274.642||441.993||275||US 90 – Live Oak, Lee|
|282.770||455.074||283||US 129 – Live Oak, Jasper|
|292.127||470.133||292||CR 137 – Wellborn|
|293.183||471.832||Suwannee County Rest Area (Eastbound only)|
||294.144||473.379||Columbia County Rest Area (Westbound only)|
|296.199||476.686||296||I-75 – Tampa, St. Petersburg, Valdosta||Signed as exits 296A (south) and 296B (north); Exit 435 on I-75|
|301.293||484.884||301||US 41 – Lake City, White Springs|
|303.458||488.368||303||US 441 – Lake City, Fargo|
||317.329||510.692||Baker County / Osceola National Forest Rest Area|
|323.827||521.149||324||US 90 – Sanderson, Olustee||To Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park|
|326.750||525.853||327||CR 229 – Sanderson, Raiford|
|332.782||535.561||333||CR 125 – Glen St. Mary|
|Macclenny||335.145||539.364||335||SR 121 – Macclenny, Lake Butler|
|336.312||541.242||336||SR 228 – Macclenny, Maxville|
||No major junctions|
||Jacksonville||343.879||553.420||343||US 301 – Baldwin, Starke|
|350.370||563.866||350||SR 23 south (Cecil Commerce Center Parkway) – Whitehouse, Cecil Field||Interchange for the Brannen Field-Chaffee Expressway opened on October 1, 2009.
Signed as "Cecil Commerce Center Parkway"
|352.096||566.644||351||Chaffee Road – Whitehouse||Former SR 23 interchange
SR 23 relocated to Brannen Field-Chaffee Expressway (See above)
|356.269||573.359||355||Cahoon Road South – Marietta||Planned to be closed and replaced with Hammond Boulevard interchange, further west.
Signed only as "Marietta."
|356.838||574.275||356||I-295 – St. Augustine, Savannah, International Airport||Exit 21 on I-295|
|357.910||576.000||357||SR 103 (Lane Avenue)|
|359.185||578.052||358||SR 111 (Cassat Avenue) / Edgewood Avenue|
|359.895||579.195||359||Lenox Avenue, Edgewood Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|360.773||580.608||360||SR 129 (McDuff Avenue)|
|361.046||581.047||361||US 17 south (Roosevelt Boulevard) – NAS Jacksonville||West end of US 17 overlap
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
|362.262||583.004||362B-C||I-95 – Daytona Beach, Downtown Jacksonville, Savannah, Jax Beaches||East end of US 17 overlap
US 17 continues on I-95 north
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; split into 362B (north) and 362C (south)
Eastern national terminus of I-10
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- FDOT GIS data
- Florida's Interstates: A Half Century of Progress
- "Florida's Interstate Exit Numbers- I-10". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- Orlando Sentinel: Articles about Rest stop
- Crist: Appeal Denied in British Tourist's I-10 Rest Stop Murder
- "Tourist Killed in Florida, Prompting New Patrols," by Larry Rohter (New York Times; September 15, 1993) retrieved July 5, 2010
- "Highway rest areas no place to let your guard down," by Sofia Santana (South Florida Sun-Sentinel; May 30, 2008) retrieved December 30, 2008
- Aerial Tour Of Panhandle Shows Devastation - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando
- Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Retrieved October 4, 2007.
- Cecil Commerce Center Parkway Opens to Traffic October 1, 2009 (FDOT: BFCXpress.com)
- Interstate 10 interchange at Marietta/Hammond (I-10; North Florida project)
- I-10 North Florida (FDOT Construction Projects between Lake City and Jacksonville)
- Interstate 10 Index -- Florida(AARoads.com)
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