Interstate 75 south
One mile east of the Collier County line is a diamond interchange (Exit 49) joining Snake Road south with Interstate 75. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Snake Road winds northward through Miccosukee Indian Reservation to enter Big Cypress Seminole Reservation ahead of the western turn into Hendry County. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Use Snake Road north for the Billie Swamp Safari and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation village in southern Hendry County. Photo taken 12/23/13.
County Road 833 exists only within Hendry County along a 43.31-mile course north from the Broward County line to Florida 80 west of Clewiston. Photo taken 12/23/13.
An Interstate 75 shield assembly precedes the Exit 49 gore point. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Exit 49 parts ways with Interstate 75 (Everglades Parkway) south for Snake Road north to County Road 833 (Josie Billie Highway). Snake Road lives up to its name northward from I-75, winding back and forth like a snake. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Interstate 75 angles east southeast along a ten mile stretch before turning due east again. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A split diamond interchange joins Alligator Alley with local access roads one mile east of Snake Road. These ramps are not open to the public. Photo taken 03/04/14.
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Parking areas line both sides of Interstate 75 next. These stops provide picnic tables and access to the adjacent wildlife areas. Photos taken 03/04/14.
I-75 south reaches the Everglades Wildlife Management Area recreation area. Each facility includes a boat ramp. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 makes the turn eastward. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A short distance further east is the Broward County rest area of Interstate 75. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The second of three Everglades Wildlife Management Area recreation stops precedes the rest area. Photo taken 03/04/14.
One mile out from the recreational area off-ramp. The facility includes a pair of boat ramps and frontage road access to both the north side parking lot and adjacent rest area. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The recreation area lies just east of milepost 37. Photo taken 03/04/14.
This sign reminds motorists that the rest area, which includes tourist information and modern rest rooms, is accessible from both forthcoming ramps. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 south at the ramp departure for the boat ramps and picnic pavilions at the recreation area. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Travelers pass over a canal ahead of the Rest Area ramp. A frontage road parallels the south side between the two stops. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The final recreation area stop along Everglades Parkway lies two miles ahead. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Like the others to the west, the preceding recreational area includes picnic pavilions and a boat ramp. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Canals line both sides of Interstate 75 along this stretch, with connectors linking the two waterways below bridges such at the one west of milepost 31. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Southbound I-75 at the last Everglades Wildlife Management Area recreational area. A similar area lies on the north side. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Six more sets of bridges carry Interstate 75 motorists over canal connectors between the recreation area and east gate toll plaza. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Tolls are collecting in the northbound direction only at the east end of Alligator Alley. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exiting the eastern toll booth area, drivers along I-75 south quickly approach a cloverstack interchange with U.S. 27 at Andytown. No advance signage is posted for the Exit 23 off-ramp to U.S. 27 south to Hialeah and Miami and north to South Bay and Clewiston. Photo taken 12/23/13.
All traffic to U.S. 27 departs I-75 south in unison. A loop ramp joins U.S. 27 north through Everglades Wildlife Management Area to Lake Okeechobee. Southward, U.S. 27 lines the western reaches of Weston, Pembroke Pines and Miramar before angling southeast to Hialeah and its southern terminus in Miami. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Interstate 75 lines the northern city limits of Weston from Andytown east to Weston Road at Sunrise. A split-diamond interchange (Exit 22) joins the freeway with Glades Parkway (formerly Arvida Parkway) south next. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Exit 22 forms the eastbound beginning of State Road 84, the frontage road system for both I-75 through Weston and Interstate 595 to Dania Beach. SR 84 was the previous designation for all of Alligator Alley until its incorporation into the Interstate system. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The frontage road that becomes SR 84 east originates from U.S. 27 just south of I-75. It appears along side this reassurance marker posted at milepost 23. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Glades Parkway winds south from Florida 84 as one of the two main arterial routes, Indian Trace being the other, through Weston. Glades Parkway becomes Royal Palm Boulevard south of Saddle Club Road through to its end at Exit 15 of I-75. Photo taken 12/23/13.
An on-ramp joins I-75 south ahead of this shield assembly and the Indian Trace underpass. Photo taken 12/23/13.
The first sign for the upcoming stack interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 595 appears touting the connections of the Port Everglades Expressway with both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Port Everglades. Both transportation hubs lie beyond the east end of I-595. Photo taken 12/23/13.
A half-diamond interchange adds traffic to I-75 south from Indian Trace via ramps with parallel SR 84. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Forthcoming Exit 19 also provides access to the tolled Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) north to Sunrise, Tamarac, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek. Connections with Florida's Turnpike allows motorists bound for West Palm Beach a bypass route to busy I-595 east to I-95 north. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Older guide signs for Florida 869 used an outline shield for the toll road. The Sawgrass Expressway travels 20.81 miles, representing a dividing line between the Everglades Wildlife Management Area and built up areas of Sunrise, Tamarac and Coral Springs. The toll road portion of SR 869 ends at Florida's Turnpike, with the remainder of the 23.99-mile route following 10th Street through Deerfield Beach to an end at Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/23/13.
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Interstate 75 south expands to five lanes and passes over Bonaventure Boulevard ahead of the split with Interstate 595 (Port Everglades Expressway) east.
Many sign changes took place along South Florida area Interstates due to wind damage from Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. Signs were toppled or bent askew, including most of those at the Interstate 75-595 and Florida 869 junction. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 12/23/13.
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The left three lanes carry Interstate 75 south toward Hialeah and Miami, while the right three lanes offer connections to Interstate 595 east and Toll Florida 869 north. This configuration may seem counterintuitive since I-595 continues due east as the Port Everglades Expressway, but this allows the I-75 mainline to continue uninterrupted. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 12/23/13.
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Now on the Exit 19 transition ramp, the three-lane exit again splits, this time with two lanes heading north on Toll Florida 869 en route to Sunrise and the BB&T Center (home of the NHL Florida Panthers) and two lanes traveling east on Interstate 595. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 12/23/13.
I-595 is a 12.86-mile spur from I-75 east to Florida's Turnpike, I-95 and U.S. 1 at Fort Lauderdale. It is a rather congested route that can be slow going during commute hours. As such, the freeway was given a makeover between 2010-14 that included the addition of reversible toll lanes (I-595 Express lanes) between the two mainline carriageways. Photo taken 12/23/13.
Interstate 75 overtakes the mainline from the ending SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) south through the southwestern notch of the Sunrise city limits. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A trumpet interchange (Exit 15) provides additional access into Weston from the west beginning of Royal Palm Boulevard in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Royal Palm Boulevard meanders northwest from Interstate 75 between a number of ponds through to Glades Parkway at Saddle Club Road. Weston Road intersects the boulevard nearby, paralleling I-75 north and south by a number of business and industrial parks. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 curves easterly to enter the city limits of Davie on the 0.75-mile approach to Exits 13B/A with Griffin Road. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 13B departs I-75 south for Griffin Road west to Southwest Ranches. Griffin Road parallels South New River Canal, just south of the Weston city limits, through to U.S. 27. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Griffin Road lines South New River Canal east to become State Road 818 at Flamingo Road (SR 823) en route to Cooper City and Florida's Turnpike in south Davie. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Meeting Interstate 75 next is Sheridan Street in one mile at Exits 11B/A. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Subdivisions front both sides of Interstate 75 south through a wedge of the Davie city limits between Griffin Road and Sheridan Street. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Sheridan Street heads west from Exit 11B mostly along the Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines city line to Chapel Trail Nature Preserve and U.S. 27. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A loop ramp (Exit 11A) follows onto Sheridan Street as it winds east to Florida 823 (Flamingo Road) at Cooper City. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Florida 820 (Pines Boulevard) crosses paths with Interstate 75 at a six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange (Exits 9B/A) in one mile. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 formally enters the city limits of Pembroke Pines south of the Sheridan Street overpass. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 820 totals 19.96 miles overall, taking Pines Boulevard west through Pembroke Pines from Florida's Turnpike to U.S. 27. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 9A loops away from I-75 south for Florida 820 (Pines Boulevard) east to Hollywood. Hollywood Boulevard carries the state road from Florida's Turnpike east to Florida A1A (Ocean Drive). Photo taken 03/04/14.
Miramar Parkway and Interstate 75 come together in one mile at a six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange (Exits 7B/A). Photo taken 03/04/14.
Turning southwest, I-75 leaves Pembroke Pines for the city of Miramar. Photo taken 03/04/14.
West from Exit 7B, Miramar Parkway bisects residential areas from Miramar Regional Park to a stub end at the Monaco Cove neighborhood. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Miramar Parkway runs the width of the Miramar city limits east from Exit 7A to become Florida 858 (Hallandale Beach Boulevard) through West Park and Pembroke Park. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Resuming a southward heading, Interstate 75 nears the SW 48th Court overpass and Miami-Dade County line. Photo taken 03/04/14.
One mile north of the wye interchange (Exit 5) joining I-75 south with Florida's Turnpike Homestead Extension (HEFT). The toll road (unsigned SR 821) branches west from the Turnpike mainline at Lake Lucerne and Miami Gardens through Miramar to cross paths with I-75 south of the county line. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The HEFT straddles western reaches of built-up Miami-Dade County, from Interstate 75 south to the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836). The 47.57-mile route ends at U.S. 1 in Florida City, just south of Homestead. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Long distance travelers bound for the U.S. 1 endpoint of Key West are directed onto the HEFT south for its connection with U.S. 1 and the Overseas Highway at Florida City. Key West is 166 miles south from Exit 5. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 5 partitions with two lanes from the southbound Interstate 75 mainline for the Homestead Extension to Hialeah Gardens, Doral and Cutler Bay. The HEFT utilizes all electronic toll collection. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 passes over the HEFT mainline just ahead of a trumpet interchange (Exit 4) with Florida 860 east. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Florida 860 follows Miami Gardens Drive / NW 186th Street east through dense suburbs to NW 67th Avenue. Miami Gardens Drive extends east from there into the city of Miami Gardens. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 860 tallies 12.98 miles from Exit 4 of I-75 east to U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) at Aventura. Photo taken 03/04/14.
South of the NW 170th Street overpass, Interstate 75 straddles the boundary between northwest Hialeah and west Miami Lakes. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A wye interchange (Exit 2) precedes the turn of Interstate 75 to the east at NW 138th Street / Graham Dairy Road. A second wye interchange provides return access just to the east. Photo taken 03/04/14.
One half mile away from the Exit 2 off-ramp for NW 138th Street west and Hialeah Gardens Boulevard south to U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road). Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 ends opposite the eastbound beginning of the Gratigny Parkway (Toll Florida 924) in two miles. Photo taken 03/04/14.
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Exit 2 departs primarily to serve local traffic interests into northwestern Hialeah as Interstate 75 enters its final mile. The Interstate ends at the confluence of SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway), a busy commuter freeway encircling Miami, and SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway), a toll road spurring into Opa-Locka. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 03/04/14.
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Interstate 75 ends one half mile east of the NW 87th Avenue overpasses. The left two lanes default onto the tolled Gratigny Parkway; the right two lanes will exit onto Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway). Exit 1B departs the far right lane for SR 826 south to downtown Miami, Miami International Airport (MIA), Kendall and Pinecrest. Use Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway) north to connect with Interstate 95 at the Golden Glades Interchange, with connections to U.S. 1 and north Miami-Dade County beach areas. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 03/04/14.
The final reassurance marker for Interstate 75 south. The first was posted at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1,786 miles to the north. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 924 extends 5.38 miles from the I-75 terminus to south Opa-Locka and unincorporated Westview. The state road transitions into a surface arterial leading east another 3.11 miles from Florida 9 (NW 27th Avenue) to Florida 909 (Dixie Highway) at North Miami. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A two-lane ramp prepares to depart Interstate 75 south for Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway) south. The future 75 Express toll lanes will directly tie into the Palmetto Express toll lanes being constructed along ten miles of SR 826. Photo taken 03/04/14.
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Interstate 75 ends at the partition of traffic for Exit 1B, Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway) south to Hialeah, Doral and the Dolphin Expressway to MIA Airport. A loop ramp (Exit 1A) follows onto Florida 826 north through Miami Lakes and east to Miami Gardens. Photo taken 12/28/03. Second photo taken 03/04/14.
Following Exit 1A, motorists merge onto the Palmetto Expressway just north of the NW 122nd Street (West 68th Street) exit at Hialeah. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Three lanes continue from I-75 south onto Florida 924 (Gratigny Parkway) east at Exit 1A. SR 826 is entirely a freeway along its 24.71-mile route. The Palmetto Expressway is almost always referred to by its name versus its number. Photo taken 03/04/14.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 12/28/03 by AARoads.
  • 12/23/13 by AARoads.
  • 03/04/14 by AARoads and Chris Kalina.

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Page Updated 03-26-2014.