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Interstate 10 Eastbound (Okaloosa & Walton Counties)

Interstate 10 east
Interstate 10 leaves Santa Rosa County for the first of two Okaloosa County interchanges at Exit 45. Intersecting the freeway here ahead is Okaloosa County 189 (Log Lake Road). Photo taken 07/22/04. Second photo taken 02/12/06.
Okaloosa County 189 (Log Lake Road) provides a connector between Interstate 10 (Exit 45) and the nearby community of Holt. Log Lake Road ends at U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail) one mile to the north. From there U.S. 90 eastbound continues to Galliver and Milligan. Photo taken 06/21/09.
Okaloosa County 189 pentagons posted at the Exit 45 ramp end. Okaloosa County 189 spurs 2.03 miles south from U.S. 90 to an airstrip south of Interstate 10. Photo taken 11/23/08.
Eastbound mileage sign posted after Exit 45 for Crestview (junction Florida 85) and Tallahassee. Photo taken 01/18/06.
Nearing the Yellow River on Interstate 10 eastbound. A carriageway split occurs after the river and before the Okaloosa County 4 (Antioch Road) overpass. Photo taken 01/18/06.
Florida 85 (Ferdon Boulevard) intersects Interstate 10 at Exit 56 just south of the Okaloosa County seat of Crestview. Florida 85 comprises the main north-south route into Crestview from Niceville and southern Okaloosa County. Photo taken 01/18/06. Second photo taken 06/21/09.
Florida 85 provides the main route through Eglin Air Force Base and Fort Walton Beach along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Florida 85 also serves the communities of Mary Esther, Valparaiso, and Destin. Photo taken 07/22/04.

Traffic to Florida 85 and the coastal cities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin departs Interstate 10 eastbound at Exit 56. Fort Walton Beach lies 25 miles to the south along the Gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay. Northward Florida 85 continues 28 miles to Alabama 55 at Florala. Photo taken 07/22/04. Second photo taken 06/21/09.
Eastbound reassurance shield posted as Interstate 10 leaves Crestview and Exit 56. Photo taken 07/22/04.
12 miles west of the Exit 70 junction with Florida 285 near Mossy Head. Interstate 10 crosses into Walton County just two miles ahead of the next exit. Photo taken 07/22/04.
Florida 285 travels 17 miles northeast from Niceville and Florida 20 to junction Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 near Mossy Head. The state highway traverses Eglin A.F.B. throughout the drive between its two endpoints. Photo taken 02/12/06.
Florida 285 in conjunction with Florida 85, Florida 20, and the Mid-Bay Bridge (Florida Toll 293) carries traffic to the communities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin as an alternate to Florida 85 between Crestview and Niceville. Photo taken 02/12/06.
Interstate 10 eastbound at the Exit 70 diamond interchange with Florida 285. Florida 285 ends at U.S. 90 just north of the freeway. U.S. 90 parallels Interstate 10 closely between Deerland, Mossy Head, and Alpine Heights. Photo taken 06/21/09.
Florida 285 shields and a U.S. 90 trailblazer posted at the Exit 70 ramp end. 2.25 miles east along U.S. 90 from State Road 285 is County Road 1087 at Mossy Head. County Road 1087 was originally designated Florida State Secondary 285, but renumbered to avoid confusion with the state road to the west when downgraded to a county highway. Photo taken 06/21/09.
Interstate 10 reassurance marker posted after Exit 70. The freeway travels through a wedge of Eglin Air Force Base ahead of Mossy Head. Photo taken 02/21/10.
Travelers enter another long exit less stretch north of Eglin. U.S. 331 and De Funiak Springs lie 14 miles to the east. Photo taken 07/22/04.
Drawing to within one mile of U.S. 331 (Exit 85) on Interstate 10 eastbound. U.S. 331 joins the freeway with the Walton County seat of De Funiak Springs. The US highway is part of a two-state route between southern Walton County (junction U.S. 98) and the Alabama state capital of Montgomery (U.S. 80 & 82). Photo taken 11/24/10.
A diamond interchange serves as the connection between Interstate 10 and U.S. 331 at Exit 85. U.S. 331 serves interests to Northwest Florida State College, the Chautauqua Center and the Chautauqua Vineyards. Photo taken 05/02/09.
Mileage sign and shield assemblies posted along the Exit 85 off-ramp of Interstate 10 east. U.S. 331 travels 15-miles south to Freeport. A bypass was completed in 2007 of the city. Northward U.S. 331 (South 14th Street) merges with U.S. 90 (Nelson Avenue) west in 2.1 miles. Photo taken 07/19/07. Second photo taken 05/02/09.
Interstate 10 travels through southern reaches of the De Funiak Springs city limits two miles east from U.S. 331. Photo taken 05/27/10.
Walton County 280A passes over Interstate 10 near the eastbound mileage sign for Florida 81 (Exit 96) and Tallahassee southeast of De Funiak Springs. Photo taken 09/01/08. Second photo taken 05/27/10.
Two miles west of the Ponce De Leon rest area along Florida 81 at Exit 96. Photo taken 05/27/10.
Interstate 10 crosses into Holmes County for the first time outside of Ponce De Leon. Photo taken 05/27/10.



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