Interstate 75 South - Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia Counties

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Interstate 75 South
Interstate 75 enters Florida and Hamilton County near mile-marker 471. Construction projects through 2019 complete six-lane expansion of the entire freeway between the Georgia line and Exit 101 in Collier County. Photo taken 06/12/17.
The Florida Welcome Center is located southbound near mile marker 469. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Southbound I-75 at the rest area off-ramp. Florida Welcome Centers offer travelers complimentary Florida orange or grapefruit juice. Official state highway maps are also available at the tourist information center upon request. Photo taken 08/07/13.
The first interchange for I-75 in the Sunshine State is Exit 467 with SR 143. The state road connects I-75 with the rural community of Jennings located along U.S. 41. CR 143 continues west and south ten miles to link with SR 6 in the western part of Hamilton County. Photo taken 08/07/13.
SR 143 leads east from Exit 467 to Jennings, where the state road ends at U.S. 41 opposite Hamilton County Road 141 south. Parallel U.S. 41 stays east of I-75 from Valdosta, Georgia south to Lake City. Photo taken 08/07/13.
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Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 467) with SR 143 along Interstate 75 south. The town of Jennings lies 1.5 miles to the east. Photos taken 06/12/17.
The first reassurance marker for Interstate 75 south in Florida stands along an area of wetlands beyond Jennings. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Interstate 75 advances southeast six miles to meet State Road 6 to the town of Jasper. Tampa lies 201 miles further south. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Mileage signs outlining the distances to other Interstate highways and Florida's Turnpike were added by the mid-2000s throughout the state. Interstate 10 travels 362.3 miles west from Jacksonville and the First Coast to the Emerald Coast and Pensacola. Interstate 275 branches southwest from I-75 to Tampa Bay in 189 miles. Photo taken 09/28/08.
SR 6 measures 26.1 miles between U.S. 90 near the city of Madison and U.S. 41 in the city of Jasper. Photo taken 08/07/13.
One mile out from the diamond interchange (Exit 460) with SR 6 on I-75 south. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Home to over 4,500, Jasper, seat of Hamilton County, lies six miles to the east. Suwannee River State Park can be reached using SR 6 west. Photo taken 08/07/13.
A reassurance marker after SR 6 and Exit 460. U.S. 129 lies eight miles further toward the southeast. Photo taken 08/07/13.
U.S. 129 is a major north-south highway measuring 582 miles in length. Traversing three states, U.S. 129 south concludes in Chiefland at U.S. 19 and 98 and northward at Interstate 40 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo taken 06/12/17.
Progressing southeastward, Interstate 75 crosses the Alapaha River. A tributary of the Suwannee River, the 190 mile long Alapaga originates in Dooly County, Georgia. Photo taken 09/28/08.
A parclo interchange (Exit 451) connects Interstate 75 with U.S. 129 south to Live Oak and north back to Jasper in two miles. Photo taken 08/07/13.
U.S. 129 extends 74 miles southward to U.S. 19 and U.S. 98 in Chiefland. Traveling northward through four counties before crossing into south Georgia, the U.S. highway shares brief overlaps with U.S. 27 near Branford and U.S. 41 near Jasper. Photo taken 08/07/13.
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Exit 451 leaves Interstate 75 south for U.S. 129. U.S. 129 ventures 8.4 miles south to Interstate 10 on the northern outskirts of Live Oak. There the route expands into a commercial arterial to Downtown. Photos taken 06/12/17.
Interstate 75 traverses more swamp land at an elevation of around 150 feet above sea level south of Jasper. The area to the east is home to a number of phosphate mines. Photo taken 08/07/13.
A weigh station for commercial truckers lies 2.8 miles south of Exit 451. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Interstate 75 enters an 11-mile exit less stretch preceding Lake City and the cross roads with Interstate 10. Photo taken 08/07/13.
The weigh station is the first of two stops for most truckers in Hamilton County, as a subsequent agricultural inspection station lies two miles further south. Photo taken 08/07/13.
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All commercial trucks, vehicles towing commercial trailers, rented trucks including moving trucks and cargo vans must enter the agricultural inspection station. Photos taken 08/07/13.
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Interstate 75 spans the Suwannee River, the dividing line between Hamilton and Suwannee counties. The 266 mile river begins in the Okefenokee swamp in south Georgia and weaves southwestward to the Gulf of Mexico. The river was made famous for being in Stephen Foster's "Old Folks at Home" song. Photos taken 08/07/13.
SR 136 and CR 136 meet at Exit 439 in one mile. SR 136 comprises a 3.7 mile long route east to White Springs. CR 136 extends the route west to Live Oak. Photo taken 08/07/13.
SR 136 extends 3.4 miles east of Interstate 75 to intersect U.S. 41 just across the Suwannee River. Live Oak, seat of Suwannee County, is located 11 miles west of Exit 439 at the crossroads of U.S. 90 and U.S. 129. There a second portion of Suwannee County Road 136 conhects with U.S. 129, a few blocks south of U.S. 90. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Leaving the parclo B2 interchange with SR 136, Interstate 75 angles southeast through a wooded area preceding Tiger Branch. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Southbound travelers are now just three miles out from the rural junction with Interstate 10 (Exit 435). Traffic counts increase southward from I-10 on the 165-mile drive to I-275. Photo taken 06/12/17.
Motorists along I-75 south cross the Columbia County line within one mile of Exit 439. Photo taken 08/07/13.
Located ten miles to the northwest of Lake City, the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 435) with Interstate 10 lies two miles ahead. Photo taken 05/12/15.
Interstate 10 is a transcontinental route stretching 2,460 miles from I-95 in Jacksonville to California 1 in Santa Monica. Within Florida, I-10 joins Pensacola, Eglin AFB, the state capital of Tallahassee and Lake City along a 362.82 mile course. Photo taken 05/12/15.
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Exit 435 departs Interstate 75 south to both I-10 east to Jacksonville and I-10 west 80 miles to Tallahassee. Photo taken 06/12/17. Second photo taken 09/28/08.
Downtown Lake City lies ten miles away via forthcoming U.S. 90 east. Ocala appears for the first time on mileage signs for I-75 south at 84 miles out. Photo taken 06/12/17.
Interstate 75 advances 157 miles south from I-10 to the split with I-275 to Tampa and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 07/02/11.
Exit 427 with U.S. 90 is the first of two interchanges along Interstate 75 for Lake City. A commercial arterial east to Downtown, U.S. 90 primarily serves local traffic throughout Florida as it parallels I-10. Photo taken 07/02/11.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 427) with U.S. 90 on I-75 south. U.S. 90 travels 20 miles west to Live Oak. Photo taken 07/02/11.
SR 47 converges with I-75 south of Lake City in four miles. Gainesville, located 38 miles further, replaces Ocala on this mileage sign. Photo taken 07/02/11.
Heading north from Exit 423, SR 47 travels along a four-lane arterial into Lake City. The state road narrows to a two-lane rural route immediately south of I-75 en route to Fort White and Trenton. SR 47 is the unmarked counterpart of U.S. 441 north from Lake City to the Georgia state line. Photo taken 07/02/11.
SR 47 travels 15 miles southwest from Exit 423 to Fort White. Ichetucknee Springs State Park, one of the many natural springs in the area, lies west of Fort White. The park is accessible via U.S. 27 from SR 47, or via CR 238 west. Photo taken 09/28/08.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 75 south of Exit 423. Photo taken 07/02/11.
U.S. 41 and U.S. 441 overlap from Downtown Lake City to High Springs, where U.S. 441 splits southeast toward Alachua and Gainesvile. U.S. 41 picks up U.S. 27 and continues south through Alachua County toward Williston. Photo taken 07/02/11.
One mile ahead of U.S. 41/441 and Exit 414 on I-75 southbound. Traveling nearly the length of the Florida peninsula, both U.S. routes share separate overlaps with U.S. 27, 92, 98 and 301 on their respective courses to Miami. Photo taken 07/02/11.
Exit 414 leaves I-75 south to U.S. 41/441. Offering amenities such as camping, fishing and hiking, O'leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park lie six miles southward along U.S. 41 and 441 south. Photo taken 07/02/11.
A ten mile exit less stretch leads I-75 south to Alachua County Road 236. Gainesville is a half hour away. Photo taken 07/02/11.
A rest area lies two miles south of Exit 414. Interstate 75 south crosses the Santa Fe river into Alachua County in 4.1 miles. Photo taken 09/28/08.


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09/28/08, 07/02/11, 08/07/13, 05/12/15, 06/12/17 by AARoads

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Interstate 10
U.S. 90

Page Updated 11-07-2018.