Interstate 110 (Florida)
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.
I-110 highlighted in red
|Auxiliary route of I-10|
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length||6.341 mi (10.205 km)|
|South end||US 98 in Pensacola|
|North end||I-10 near Ferry Pass|
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.
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.
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).
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.
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. 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.
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. However, political and financial hurdles stalled serious consideration of the project.
The entire route is in Escambia County.
|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|
US 98 Bus. west (Garden Street / SR 30) – Historical District
|0.530||0.853||2||US 90 (Cervantes Street / US 98 / SR 10A)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; serves Baptist Hospital|
|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 and Sacred Heart Hospital; originally connected to SR 296 only (prior to October 2009)|
|||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; modified trumpet/directional T interchange.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
- "Florida's Interstate Exit Numbers". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Escambia County Transportation Improvement Projects-Project Descriptions". Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
- Florida Department of Transportation. "I-10 to I-65 Corridor Study". Tallahassee, Florida, 1993.
- Barnes, Brad, and Charles Ashby. "I-65 link is 'dead in the water'". Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Florida, May 26, 1995.
- Florida Department of Transportation. "Interstate 110/Airport Boulevard Split Diamond Interchange". Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.