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Interstate 95

Interstate 95 is a major interstate running along the east coast in Florida, serving the state's heavily-populated Atlantic coast while providing a vital link between the Gold Coast (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach), the Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Vero Beach), the Space Coast (Melborne, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral) and the First Coast (St. Augustine and Jacksonville). The freeway extends nearly 382.1 miles from U.S. 1 in south Miami to the St. Mary's River at the Georgia state line.

Widening projects have expanded Interstate 95 from its original four-lane design over the years. In Northeast Florida, expansion of the freeway from Interstate 295 to Emerson Street occurred between April 14, 1996 and 1999 during a two-part project. Southward from I-295 to the St. Johns County line followed between 2000 and 2002. Further north throughout Nassau County, I-95 was six-laned from 2001 to 2003. Additional lanes were added from the Nassau County line south to I-295 also from 2001 to 2003.1

Interstate 95 Florida Highway Guides

Many thanks to Justin Cozart and Jason Learned for the background information about Florida's Interstate 95. The retired South Florida Roads (southfloridaroads.com by Jason Learned) provided useful information on Florida's east coast interstate. Information contained within was originally posted on TropicalTurnpikes.com and is reproduced with permission by Justin Cozart.

Scenes pertaining to Interstate 95
Florida 50 east on the approach to Interstate 95 in the vicinity of Titusville (Exit 215). Florida 50 is a major east-west corridor that originates in Weeki Wachee (junction U.S. 19) traveling east across Florida to Titusville (junction U.S. 1) via Brooksville, Clermont, Winter Garden, Orlando, and Christmas. All sign assemblies for I-95 at SR 50 were replaced by 2013 with neutered style shields. Photo taken 11/17/03. Second photo taken 09/28/13.
A closer inspection of the state-name junction Interstate 95 assembly along Florida 50 east. Photo taken 11/17/03.
Florida 50 reaches the diamond interchange with Interstate 95 near Titusville. A right turn connects motorists to Interstate 95 south en route to South Florida. The state route continues east another 3.4 miles ending at U.S. 1 in south Titusville. Photo taken 11/17/03. Second photo taken 09/28/13.
Leading east from Exit 289 of Interstate 95, Palm Coast Parkway approaches the intersection with Old Kings Road North. 19 miles of Old Kings Road, which parallels I-95 through Palm Coast, doubles as a segment of the Heritage Crossroads Florida Scenic Highway system. Photo taken 07/23/13.
Interstate 95 trailblazer posted along Palm Coast Parkway west after Florida Park Drive. This stretch of the parkway utilizes separate carriageways with businesses in between. All area traffic lights are enforced with photocops. Photo taken 07/23/13.
The northbound on-ramp to I-95 leaves Palm Coast Parkway west after its intersection with Old Kings Road North. The on-ramp is devoid of a guide sign for Jacksonville. Photo taken 07/23/13.
This scene shows the Fuller Warren Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the St. Johns River between Exits 350B (San Marco Boulevard) and 351A (Park Street) near downtown Jacksonville. Photo taken 08/23/04.

A closer shot of the Fuller Warren Bridge shows a better view of the former concrete bases that were still in place for the bascule section of the former span. Prior to the high-rise structure, Interstate 95 crossed the St. Johns River via a bascule bridge. The bases were removed by 2007. Photo taken 08/23/04.
Views of the Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge (Florida 13) crossing of the St. Johns River from Palm Avenue northbound underneath Interstate 95 (Fuller Warren Bridge). Palm Avenue flows north from Exit 350B of Interstate 95 southbound to Prudential Drive and Baptist Medical Center. Photos taken 07/22/04.
Florida 114 (8th Street) west at the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 95 in the Springfield community of Jacksonville. Photo taken 03/03/13.
Florida 115 (Lem Turner Road) south at the Exit 356 partial-cloverleaf interchange with I-95 in north Jacksonville. Lem Turner Boulevard intersects Carrollton Road ahead where it transitions to Florida 117 south and Norwood Avenue. Photo taken 07/22/04.
Carollton Road stems northeast from Florida 115 & 117 (Lem Turner Boulevard/Norwood Avenue) carrying traffic from the state highways onto Interstate 95 north via a nearby on-ramp. Photo taken 07/22/04.
Trailblazer directing traffic to the access ramp for Interstate 95 north from Carrollton Road at Exit 356. Photo taken 07/22/04.

Sources:

  1. "The never-ending I- 95 construction Roadwork zones threaten to outlast drivers." The Florida Times-Union, August 23, 2003.
Photo Credits:
  • 2003-11-17 by Justin Cozart.
  • 2004-07-22 by Justin Cozart.
  • 2004-08-23 by Justin Cozart.
  • 2013-03-03 by AARoads.
  • 2013-07-23 by AARoads.
  • 2013-09-28 by AARoads.

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Interstate 10
Interstate 295 - East and West Beltway

Page Updated 10-23-2013.

 
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