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

Interstate 110 marker

Interstate 110
I-110 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-10
Maintained by FDOT
Length6.341 mi[1] (10.205 km)
Existed1965–present
Major junctions
South end US 98 in Pensacola
North end I-10 near Ferry Pass
Location
CountiesEscambia
Highway system
SR 109SR 111
SR 8SR 8ASR 9

Route descriptionEdit

I-110 consists of six interchanges. Unlike most Florida interstates, it retained its sequential exit numbering system when others switched to a mile-log system.[2]

The freeway begins at exits 1A through 1C, composing a directional T interchange that connects I-110 to Gregory Street, Chase Street (US 98), and Garden Street (US 98 Business). Exit 2, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north, links I-110 to Cervantes Street (US 90/98) via a southbound exit and northbound entrance. Exit 3, one further mile north, consists of a southbound exit and northbound entrance to and from Maxwell and Jordan Streets. I-110 is elevated on separate viaducts for northbound and southbound lanes throughout this initial 2.4-mile (3.9 km) span through downtown Pensacola.

 
Interstate 110 near its terminus at Interstate 10, featuring representations of the Blue Angels on the flyover supports

North of exit 3, the freeway is built at-grade, and there are two modified diamond interchanges. The first is exit 4, leading to Fairfield Drive (SR 295). Both northbound ramps of exit 4 are located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection and directly connect to Davis Highway (SR 291). Approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north is exit 5, an interchange with Brent Lane (SR 296) and Airport Boulevard (SR 750).

Interstate 110's northern terminus is at Interstate 10. There is a modified trumpet/semi-directional T interchange at this location with additional direct connections to SR 291.

HistoryEdit

I-110 was completed between I-10 and SR 295/Fairfield Drive by 1965. An extension south to Maxwell Street was completed in 1969. In 1978, I-110 was further extended south to its current terminus in Downtown Pensacola. The original freeway was four lanes for its entirety and connected to I-10 via an unmodified trumpet interchange.

 
Interstate 110 shield near Downtown Pensacola

Between 2004 and 2009, I-110 was rebuilt and expanded to a minimum of six lanes between I-10 and Maxwell Street. Reconstruction of the freeway included access to and from Airport Boulevard via a modification of the existing Brent Lane interchange.[3] The interchange with I-10 was rebuilt to include new flyover ramps to I-10 eastbound and from I-10 westbound, as well as direct connections to and from SR 291.

Originally, north of SR 750/Airport Boulevard, there was an overpass for SR 742 along Burgess Road. In 2006, SR 742 was rerouted along a new, wider overpass at Creighton Road, and the Burgess Road overpass was demolished.

FutureEdit

In the 1990s, there was official discussion of extending I-110 north to U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) and possibly as far as I-65 in southwestern Alabama.[4] However, political and financial hurdles stalled serious consideration of the project.[5]

Exit listEdit

The entire route is in Escambia County.

Locationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Pensacola0.0000.0001AGregory Street westSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
0.0000.0001B  US 98 (Chase Street / SR 30) / to Gregory Street east – Beaches, Gulf Breeze, Gulf Islands National SeashoreSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
0.0000.0001C 
  US 98 Bus. west (Garden Street / SR 30) – Historical District
Southbound exit
0.5300.8532   US 90 (Cervantes Street / US 98 / SR 10A)Southbound exit and northbound entrance; serves Baptist Hospital
1.4682.3633Maxwell Street / Jordan StreetSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
2.6924.3324  SR 295 (Fairfield Drive)Northbound ramps intersect with SR 291 (Davis Highway)
Brent4.1456.6715    SR 296 (Brent Lane) / Airport Boulevard (SR 750)serves Pensacola International Airport and Sacred Heart Hospital; originally connected to SR 296 only (prior to October 2009)[6]
6.34110.2056   I-10 (SR 8) to SR 291 (Davis Highway) – Tallahassee, MobileI-10 exit 12; exit 6 is signed as the ramp to I-10 east and SR 291; modified trumpet/directional T interchange.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012. 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". Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
  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.

External linksEdit

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