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Interstate 10 East - Escambia County

Map Updated June 20, 2014.

Interstate 10 east
Interstate 10 eastbound crosses the Perdido River into the Sunshine State. Speed limits remain 70 mph through the state line to Exit 10A. The concrete displayed ahead was paved over with asphalt by March of 2002. Photo taken 06/23/01.
A former rest area near the state line was converted into a Florida Agricultural Inspection Station in 2006. All trucks, commercial and rentals, must enter the facility. Photos taken 02/12/06.
A set of weigh stations opened along Interstate 10 in November 2003 ahead of the Florida Welcome Center. Free refreshments available at the tourist information center include orange and grapefruit juice. Photo taken 01/01/12.
The Exit 5 diamond interchange with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) follows the welcome center on-ramp. Photo taken 01/01/12.
The one-mile guide sign for Exit 5 (U.S. 90 Alternate) resides next to the Florida Welcome Center. This view looks at the original guide sign for the fist of six Pensacola area interchanges. U.S. 90 Alternate meets Interstate 10 between the Heritage Oaks Commerce Park and Pine Forest. Photo taken 12/02/00.
Eastbound drivers span Eleven Mile Creek and reach the Exit 5 off-ramp to U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). Nine Mile Road begins in rural Beulah four miles to the west. East of Interstate 10, the US Route widens to a four lane commercial arterial en route to Ensley and the University of West Florida. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Taking the Exit 5 ramp to U.S. 90 Alternate from Interstate 10 east. U.S. 90 divides into a four-lane divided highway within the interchange. Growth has encroached westward along the previously rural highway and a new traffic light was installed at County Road 99 (Beulah Road) in 2009. Photo taken 04/25/10.

Interstate 10 continues one mile southeast to a partial-cloverleaf interchange with Florida 297 (Exits 7A/B). Florida 297 constitutes a 4.38-mile route linking U.S. 90 Alternate at Pine Forest with U.S. 90 at Bellview.
The control city of Perdido Key was added during December of 1999 in place of Pine Forest Road. Pine Forest Road returned to guide signs for Exit 7 in December 2002. Photo taken 01/18/06. Second photo taken 01/01/12.
Exit 7A leaves Interstate 10 eastbound for Florida 297 (Pine Forest Road) south. Florida 297 comprises a four-lane divided highway southward to Florida 173 (Blue Angel Parkway). The two state roads act as a gateway to the southwestern reaches of Escambia County including Pensacola N.A.S. and Perdido Key. The National Naval Aviation Museum lies in Pensacola Naval Air Station. Visitors bound for the facility should use Blue Angel Parkway south to the West Gate of the base. The Naval Aviation Museum chronicles the history of naval aviation and includes an impressive collection of aircraft and guided tours provided by retired military veterans. Photo taken 01/01/12.
The previous set of guide signs posted on the Exit 7 sign bridge and original Interstate 10 concrete in its last full year of existence. While two ramps serve Pine Forest Road in the eastbound direction, westbound is afforded just one ramp departure. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Eastbound at the Exit 7B loop ramp onto Florida 297 (Pine Forest Road) north. State Road 297 transitions into County Road 297 north of U.S. 90 Alternate and Pine Forest. Escambia County 297 leads north through suburban areas and Cantonment. Photo taken 01/01/12.
Original concrete and the previous version of the Exit 7B guide sign for Interstate 10 east. The overpasses of Interstate 10 in Escambia County saw reconstruction during 1996 and 1997. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Next in line for Interstate 10 motorists is the directional-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 29 (Exits 10A/B). U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) meets the freeway amid heavy commercial development ranging from an auto mall to big box retail. Photo taken 01/01/12.
Replaced guide sign for Exits 10A/B, junction U.S. 29 on Interstate 10 eastbound. U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) was expanded from four to six lanes within the vicinity of Interstate 10 in 1998. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Carriageways of Interstate 10 diverge to accommodate left-hand on-ramps from U.S. 29 below. Exit 10A otherwise departs at the BNSF Railroad underpass for Pensacola Boulevard southbound toward Brent and Palafox Street in Pensacola. U.S. 29 ends at junction U.S. 90 & 98 (Cerventes Street) in the historic district of the city. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Signs for Exits 10A/B in both directions of Interstate 10 were greened out to include Pensacola Boulevard in April 2010. Photo taken 04/30/10.
Traffic enters Interstate 10 eastbound from U.S. 29 southbound on the left adjacent to the Exit 10B loop ramp onto Pensacola Boulevard northbound. U.S. 29 trudges northward two miles to junction U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) at Ensley. The drive slowly improves traffic wise through to Gonzalez and Cantonment before the highway expands into a four-lane divided highway en route to Century.
Posted to the left is the first guide sign for Interstate 110 (Exit 12). In typical FDOT fashion, the exit number is omitted from the two-mile sign of an Interstate to Interstate junction. Photo taken 01/18/06. Second photo taken 04/11/12.
Carriageways of Interstate 10 reconvene at the CSX Railroad overpass east of Palafox Street (County Road 95A). Photo taken 03/20/12.
Completed by August 2008, the Interstate 10-110 interchange project widened Interstate 10 between U.S. 29 (Exit 10) and Florida 291 (Exit 13). New sign bridges, including the one-mile approach for Exit 12, were installed along the freeway mainline, Interstate 110, and Davis Highway. Photo taken 01/01/12.
All Interstate 110 signage was replaced in 1999. These views look at two previously used one-mile guide signs for Interstate 110 posted during the early years of the I-10-110 interchange construction project. The project began in 2003 and was originally scheduled for completion in 2006. Photo taken 12/06/03. Second photo taken 05/23/05.
One half mile west of the modified trumpet interchange with Interstate 110 south (Exit 12). Work at the junction resulted in new high-speed flyovers from Interstate 110 north to Interstate 10 east and Interstate 10 west to Interstate 110 south. These ramps allow drivers to remain separate from the new collector/distributor roadways to the adjacent Exit 13 partial-cloverleaf interchange with Florida 291 (Davis Highway). Photo taken 01/01/12.
Nearing the two-lane off-ramp for Exit 12 to Interstate 110 south. Interstate 110 south opened in 1969 to Exit 3 (Maxwell Street) and links Interstate 10 with both downtown Pensacola and Gulf Breeze / Pensacola Beach via connections with U.S. 98 east across Pensacola Bay. Photo taken 08/01/08.
Interstate 110 southbound departs Interstate 10 east for Brent, Pensacola, and Gulf Breeze. This is the last of five Interstate 110's spread across the country.
Florida 291 (Davis Highway) intersects Interstate 10 nearby, adjacent to University Mall and a cluster of big box hotels. The north-south arterial parallels Interstate 110 south and leads north to the University of West Florida (via University Parkway). Photo taken 01/01/12.
A historical look at construction crews in the process of replacing the Exit 4 tab of I-110 with a mileage based Exit 12 tab. The state of Florida embarked upon an exit renumbering campaign in 2001 and 2002. Exit numbers were not altered along the 6.39 miles of Interstate 110. Photo taken 02/02/02.
A c/d roadway departs Interstate 10 east for all movements to Florida 291 (Davis Highway). The roadway removes the weaving component associated with the previous Interstate 110 northbound on-ramp. Florida 291 ends north at U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) near the university. Photo taken 05/25/12.
How the one-half mile guide sign for Florida 291 (Exit 13) looked before Interstate 10/110 reconstruction began. Florida 291 constitutes a heavily traveled surface arterial between Florida 295 (Fairfield Road) and Ferry Pass. The highway rivals U.S. 29 with commercial frontage. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Original overpasses to Interstate 110 south (pictured in the foreground) were refurbished and repainted during the five-year construction project. Photo taken 08/01/08.
Miniature Blue Angel replicas adorn the pillars of the Interstate 110 flyovers above Interstate 10 at Exit 12. The Blue Angels are based out of the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Photo taken 08/01/08. Second photo taken 08/03/08.
Florida 291 / Davis Highway overhead on Interstate 10 eastbound, pre-construction. Note the tree-lined buffer zone along the south side of the freeway. This overhead was installed during 1996 advising traffic merging from northbound Interstate 110 that the lane became exit-only for Florida 291 (Exit 13). This overhead debuted in 1999, replacing a substandard sign displaying "SR 291 - Exit Only". Photo taken 06/23/01.
Traveling the Exit 13 c/d roadway as it loops toward Florida 291 (Davis Highway). Photo taken 09/10/10.
The scene of the Exit 13 ramp departure pre-construction. The ramps for Florida 291 reside along the east side of Davis Highway due to close proximity of the Exit 12 interchange. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Exit 13 expands to five overall lanes as part of the I-10/110 interchange project. Two turn lanes serve Davis Highway south and three for northbound. Photo taken 07/31/08.
Looking at the Exit 12 ramp end before expansion. University Mall lies to the left and West Florida Regional Medical Center one mile to the north. Photo taken 07/17/04.
Interstate 10 reduces to four lanes east of the Florida 291 ramps and remains that way until the Escambia Bay Bridge. Photo taken 08/01/08.
Interstate 10 eastbound reassurance marker posted after Exit 13. Speed limits rise to 70 mph on this stretch and remain this way through to Tallahassee. Photo taken 08/01/08.
One-mile guide sign of Exit 17 for U.S. 90. This particular sign is posted just beyond the Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) overpass. There has been some interest by area residents to see a new interchange constructed at this crossing but there are no plans for it due to the proximity between other exits and adjacent development. Photo taken 11/16/03.
FLDOT Crews replaced Exit 17 guide signs for U.S. 90 to include the control point of Pace in 2004. Pace is a community along U.S. 90 midway between the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Line and city of Milton. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Exit 17 consists of a folded-diamond interchange with U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) opposite a CSX Railroad line and Escambia Bay. Scenic Highway derives its name from the scenic bluffs that line Escambia and Pensacola Bays leading north and south from Interstate 10. The distinction led FDOT to label it a Florida Scenic Byway in 1999. The two-lane road otherwise provides a route to downtown via Cerventes Street and the causeway spanning the Escambia River to Pace. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Older signage used for U.S. 90 (Exit 17) on Interstate 10 east. Note the original concrete still in use at the time. Photo taken 06/23/01.
Crossing Escambia Bay between Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties on Interstate 10. Escambia Bay opens into Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound to the south and is fed by the Escambia River to the north. That tributary comprises the boundary between the two counties. Photo taken 08/03/11. Second photo taken 03/20/12.
A wide shoulder remains from the temporary configuration when the first replacement span carried both directions of Interstate 10. This area will remain as an element of the bridge and perhaps will be used as a staging area for future maintenance projects. Photo taken 08/03/11.
Sometimes referred to as the "Crooked Bridge" because of the southeasterly kink, Interstate 10 straightens out and continues east across Escambia Bay. The bridge orientation was necessary to tie the new bridges into the original bridge footprint during construction. Photo taken 08/03/11.



Photo Credits:
2000-12-02, 2001-06-23, 2002-02-02, 2003-11-16, 2003-12-06, 2004-05-16, 2004-07-17, 2005-05-23, 2006-01-18, 2006-02-12, 2008-07-31, 2008-08-01, 2008-08-03, 2010-04-25, 2010-04-30, 2010-09-10, 2011-08-03, 2012-01-01, 2012-03-20, 2012-04-11, 2012-05-25 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 110
U.S. Highway 29
U.S. Highway 90
Florida 291
Florida 297 - Pine Forest Road

Page Updated 10-02-2012.

 
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