Interstate 95 South - Miami-Dade County

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Interstate 95 South
Exit 16 to NE 203rd Street / Ives Dairy Road departs Interstate 95 a half mile south of the county line. The roadway was formerly part of State Road 854, a route running east to U.S. 1 at Aventura and west to SR 823 (NW 57th Avenue) near Miramar. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Southbound Interstate 95 at Exit 16 to NE 203rd Street / Ives Dairy Road. The arterial route east connects with U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) near Aventura Mall in the city of Aventura. Westward Ives Dairy Road winds through residential areas of Ives and Andover Lakes Estates. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Angling southwest, Interstate 95 approaches the city of North Miami Beach and a folded diamond interchange (Exit 14) with SR 860 (Miami Gardens Drive). Phase 1B of the 95 Express Lanes begins in two miles. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Phase 2 of the 95 Express Lanes commenced operations in April 2015. An ingress point to the managed lanes lies along I-95 south at North Miami Beach. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 860 stems west from U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) and Aventura 12.98 miles to Interstate 75 by the Palm Springs North community. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The 95 Express Lanes opened from the Golden Glades Interchange southward to Interstate 195 in 2009, with tolls commencing in January 2010. The managed lanes started at the original HOV flyover within the Golden Glades Interchange. Photo taken 04/01/14.
A toll schedule sign appears for the 95 Express Lanes as Exit 14 leaves I-95 south for SR 860 (Miami Gardens Drive). Tolls on the managed lanes vary depending upon time of day and traffic congestion. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Interstate 95 runs along the western city limits of North Miami Beach to the Golden Glades Interchange (Exit 12). There is perhaps no other interchange in Florida that sees such a confluence of so many varied state roads, expressways, and surface streets. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Motorists taking the 95 Express Lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange bypass all exits to SR 112 (Airport Expressway) west and the Midtown Interchange with I-395 east & SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) west. Photo taken 04/01/14.
South from Golden Glades, U.S. 441 follows NW 7th Avenue, which parallels Interstate 95 to Little Havana in Miami. SR 9 departs from Interstate 95 at Exit 12, with I-95 continuing with unmarked SR 9A, while SR 9 follows Unity Boulevard to NW 27th Avenue south into Miami. Photo taken 04/01/14.
A painted median separates the 95 Express Lanes leading into the Golden Glades Interchange. Further south, plastic pylons divide the general travel lanes from the toll lanes. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 826 heads west as the Palmetto Expressway to Interstate 75 and east to Sunny Isles Beach via North Miami Beach Boulevard. The Golden Glades Interchange also connects Interstate 95 directly to the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, offering a connection via SR 91 to the Homestead Extension (HEFT) south to Key West and the mainline north to Orlando and Ocala. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 12 departs with ramps joining U.S. 441 & SR 9 south and SR 826 (NE 167th Street) west to both the Palmetto Expressway and Florida's Turnpike north. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The HOV flyover rises to 94 feet through the Golden Glades Interchange. It opened to traffic in January 1995. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The next sign bridge further delineates the assignments for each route by lane. The far right lane serves the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) west to Hialeah and Florida's Turnpike north to Orlando, while the number three lane connects to U.S. 441 south to North Miami and SR 9 south to Opa-Locka as well as SR 826 (North Miami Beach Boulevard) eastbound. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Overpasses carry U.S. 441 to and from the Golden Glades Interchange to NW 2nd Avenue. Photo taken 03/25/06.
Continuing along Exit 12 to the partition for U.S. 441 & SR 9 south to SR 826 east and SR 826 west to the Turnpike north. Photo taken 03/25/06.
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Passing under the two-lane 95 Express Lanes flyover on the ramp to the Palmetto expressway west and Florida's Turnpike north. Photos taken 03/25/06.
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Interstate 95 curves back southward on the final approach to Miami. A second access point to the 95 Express Lanes follows the Golden Glades Interchange for traffic joining I-95 south from Florida's Turnpike and the Palmetto Expressway. Photos taken 04/01/14.
Another toll schedule sign for the 95 Express Lanes appears after the on-ramp from U.S. 441 south and SR 826 (Miami Beach Boulevard) west joins I-95 south. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Three lanes of I-95 merge with traffic from Florida's Turnpike after this shield assembly. Photo taken 04/01/14.
A two lane overpass joins the Golden Glades Park & Ride Lot off adjacent U.S. 441 with the 95 Express Lanes. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 95 south carries six overall lanes with four general purposes lanes and two HOT lanes to the left. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 95 spans Biscayne Canal on the 0.75-mile approach to Exit 10B with SR 916. SR 916 crosses I-95 as a one-way street couplet along Opa-Locka Boulevard west and NW 135th Street east in North Miami. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A half diamond interchange adds traffic to I-95 south from NW 151st Street after this shield assembly. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Southbound at the final ingress point to the 95 Express Lanes leading south to Downtown Miami. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The 95 Express Lanes provide a high speed route southward to Downtown Miami. Local traffic should remain in the four general travel lanes as the HOT lanes provide no additional egress points until the Airport Expressway. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A pedestrian bridge spans Interstate 95 at NW 146th Street, one half mile north of Exit 10B. Forthcoming SR 916 travels east through North Miami along NW 135th Street to U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard). Photo taken 04/01/14.
The freeway enters the city of North Miami at the NW 143rd Street underpass. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Traveling south into the 900 series of Florida State Roads, Interstate 95 reaches SR 916 in one quarter mile, followed by the second North Miami exit with SR 922 in one mile. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 10B drops from Interstate 95 onto NW 6th Court south to SR 916 (Opa Locka Boulevard) west to Opa-Locka and Hialeah and NW 135th Street east. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 922 (NW 125th Street) begins at Exit 10A in one quarter mile and heads east 5.55 miles to SR A1A at Surfside. SR 932 meets I-95 in another mile between Pinewood Park and Miami Shores. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The on-ramp from SR 916 forms a fifth southbound general lane for I-95 to the diamond interchange (Exit 10A) with NW 125th Street and SR 922 east. Photo taken 03/04/14.
There is no direct access from I-95 south to SR 924, NE 119th Street west to the tolled Gratigny Parkway and Interstate 75 north, instead SR 922 west to U.S. 441 (NW 7th Avenue) south makes that connection. SR 922 east otherwise uses the tolled Broad Causeway to cross Biscayne Bay to Bay Harbour Islands and Bal Harbour. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 95 stays west of Miami Shores and El Portal, with Exits 8B and 8A connecting the freeway to both incorporated communities. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 932 (NW 103rd Street) meets Interstate 95 at a diamond interchange (Exit 8B) just south of the NW 111th Street overpass. U.S. 441 parallels just one block to the west. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Southbound Interstate 95 reaches Exit 8B to SR 932 (NW 103rd Street). SR 932 travels west as a divided arterial along NW 103rd Street toward Hialeah, where it becomes 49th Street. To the east, SR 932 enters Miami Shores and ends at SR 915 near the Miami Shores Country Club. Photo taken 03/04/14.
NW 95th Street heads west from SR 915 (NE 6th Avenue) to a diamond interchange (Exit 8A) with I-95 near El Portal. Exit 9A with NW 69th Street represents the first Miami exit in 2.25 miles. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Again I-95 south gains a fifth southbound general travel lane between Exits 8B and 8A. Photo taken 03/04/14.
A remaining wayfinding sign posted along I-95 south for Downtown Miami, MIA Airport and Miami Beach. These signs used to be more prevalent throughout the Miami area and were posted for the benefit of out of town tourists. Photo taken 03/04/14.
NW 95th Street (Rev. Dr. A. Jackson, Jr. Boulevard) links Interstate 95 with the Miami Shores business district at SR 915. West from Exit 8A, the street crosses Little River Canal en route to West Little River and SR 9 (NW 27th Avenue). Photo taken 03/04/14.
The next exit is with SR 934, which travels along the couplet of 81st Street/79th Street across northern Miami. Photo taken 03/04/14.
East from Miami, SR 934 crosses Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway along J.F. Kennedy Causeway en route to Pelican Harbor Park, North Bay Village, and Normandy Shores in Miami Beach (SR A1A). Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 934 west takes NW 81st Street back to NW 79th Street en route to Hialeah, with connections to the Hialeah Race Track. The state road extends west to an interchange with U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road) before concluding at SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in Medley. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The Miami skyline comes into view as Interstate 95 formally enters the city limits between NW 81st and NW 79th Streets. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 6B connects Interstate 95 south with NW 69th Street west to U.S. 441 (NW 7th Street) at a half diamond interchange. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 6A quickly follows Exit 6B with NW 62nd Street for Little Haiti and Lemon City. Photo taken 03/04/14.
NW 69th Street is discontinuous across Interstate 95. The residential street stems west from Exit 6B to Miami Northwestern High School at NW 10th Avenue. U.S. 441 remains parallel just to the west en route to its terminus at U.S. 41 (SW 8th Street). Photo taken 03/04/14.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 6A) with NW 62nd Street / Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on I-95 south. NW 62nd Street ventures west to Liberty City and unincorporated Miami-Dade County ahead of East 9th Street in Hialeah. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 95 next approaches the 36th Street Interchange (Exit 4) with Interstate 195 east to Miami Beach and SR 112 (Airport Expressway) west to Miami International Airport (MIA). Photo taken 03/04/14.
The freeway kinks southwest from NW 62nd Avenue to pass over SR 944 (NW 54th Street). Ramps to NW 54th Street were removed in 1976. Photo taken 03/04/14.
SR 112 totals 9.86 miles overall from Miami International Airport and SR 953 (NW 42nd Avenue) east to SR A1A (Indian Creek Drive / Collins Avenue) in Miami Beach. The state road doubles as Interstate 195 east from I-95 across Julia Tuttle Causeway to SR 907 (Alton Road). Photo taken 03/04/14.
All traffic to both Interstate 195 east and SR 112 west leaves I-95 south in unison at a symmetrical stack interchange (Exit 4). Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 195 travels 4.42 miles east across Biscayne Bay to become Arthur Godfrey Road, the at-grade continuation of SR 112 to Collins Avenue (SR A1A north). I-95 continues with four overall lanes toward Downtown. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Exit 4 partitions into I-195 east and SR 112 west. The two routes were joined in December 1961, completing the freeway link between MIA Airport and Miami Beach. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Traffic from I-195 west and SR 112 (Airport Expressway) add two southbound auxiliary lanes along Interstate 95. Photo taken 09/30/17.
The 95 Express Lanes end, as I-95 advances south with six lanes to the Midtown Interchange (Exits 3A/2D) with Interstate 395 east and SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) west. Photo taken 09/30/17.
The Midtown Interchange connects I-95 south with I-395 east to SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) and SR 887 (PortMiami Tunnel). Oversized trucks headed to Port Miami must use SR 886 (Port Boulevard) via Exit 3B to 5th Street in lieu of the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Interstate 95 (North South Expressway) replaced NW 6th Avenue through the Wynwood neighborhood when it was completed here in 1968. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Exit 3A departs next for the Dolphin Expressway west to Miami International Airport (MIA) and Sweetwater. SR 836 is a major east-west tollway that parallels the original planned corridor for Interstate 75, had I-75 been built along U.S. 41 through the Everglades instead of Alligator Alley. SR 836, along with I-395, is the only east-west expressway that directly links Florida's Turnpike (FSR 821), Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), Interstate 95, and Miami Beach together. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Southbound Interstate 95 reaches Exit 3A for SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) west to Sweetwater. SR 836 also serves many incorporated and unincorporated suburbs of Miami by connecting them to Downtown and Miami Beach. This includes places such as West Miami, Fontainebleau, Dolphin Mall and Westwood Lakes. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Drivers taking Exit 3A to the Dolphin Expressway quickly encounter an off-ramp for parallel NW 14th Street west to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Photo taken 05/07/06.
The Midtown Interchange consists of four level interchange. It opened along with I-395 east and SR 836 west in late 1969. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Sign changes made for Exit 2D in 2014 added SR 887 for the PortMiami Tunnel. The underwater crossing opened to traffic on August 4, 2014, linking the inside lanes of the Mac Arthur Causeway with the port facilities and cruise ship docks on Dodge Island. I-395 transitions into SR A1A (Mac Arthur Causeway) east to the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Pass under the I-395/SR 836 mainline and associated flyovers, Interstate 95 continues south to Downtown with three overall lanes. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Departing from within the systems interchange at the Dolphin Expressway, Exit 3B connects I-95 south with NW 8th Street east to American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA Miami Heat) and Port Miami (via SR 886). NW 8th Street west previously served interests to the former Orange Bowl, which was demolished in 2008 to make way for Marlins Park, the 2012-opened venue for the Miami Marlins MLB team. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The Miami skyline further unfolds as Interstate 95 bends southeast to NE 3rd Avenue. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exits 2C, 2A and 1B depart within the ensuing quarter mile at the three wye interchange with the Downtown Distributor (U.S. 1/SR 970). SR 970 is 0.56-mile elevated freeway connecting I-95 with the Miami central business district. Left side ramps join SR 970 east to Miami Avenue (Exit 2C) and U.S. 1 on Biscayne Boulevard (Exit 2A). Photo taken 03/21/20.
Viaducts carry Interstate 95 along the western fringe of Downtown Miami southward to the Miami River. Photo taken 03/21/20.
Exit 1B to U.S. 41 departs prior to Exits 2C/2A for SR 970 onto a long collector across the Miami River to SW 7th and 8th Streets. Photo taken 03/21/20.
U.S. 41 partitions along the of couplet SW 7th and 8th Streets east to the terminus at Brickell Avenue (old U.S. 1) and west to Little Havana, Shenandoah and SR 9 (SW 27th Street). Photo taken 03/21/20.
An entrance ramp from NW 3rd Court at NW 2nd Street separates into ramps for both I-95 south and U.S. 41 (SW 7th Street) west. Photo taken 03/21/20.
Interstate 95 south reaches its penultimate exit with the Downtown Distributor (U.S. 1) east. Exits 2C/2A partition onto the respective ramps from SR 970 to Miami Avenue and SE 3rd Street. U.S. 1 follows Biscayne Boulevard north from Downtown to Omni and Edgewater. Photo taken 03/21/20.
Looking northwest from I-95 south at the Miami River and the movable bridges carrying the couplet of SR 968 (Flagler and SW 1st Streets). Photo taken 05/07/06.
Interstate 95 U.S. 1 South
U.S. 1 south / SR 970 west ties into I-95 south from a left side entrance ramp at the Miami River. Photo taken 03/21/20.
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Crossing the Miami River, the second to last shield for Interstate 95 south appears. Photo taken 03/21/20. Second photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 1B finally touches down at SW 4th Avenue south at U.S. 41 (SW 7th Street) west. U.S. 41 runs west to Coral Gables, West Miami and Sweetwater before exiting the Miami area to ply across the Everglades to Naples. Photo taken 05/07/06.
Winding through the parclo interchange (Exit 1B) with U.S. 41, I-95/U.S. 1 maintains six overall lanes. Photo taken 09/30/17.
The final exit from Interstate 95 south joins the freeway with the tolled Rickenbacker Causeway east to Key Biscayne. Photo taken 03/21/20.
The last shield for I-95 south precedes the half diamond interchange (Exit 1A) with SW 25th Road and Rickenbacker Causeway. Rickenbacker Causeway links I-95 with Virginia Key, Miami Seaquarium, Key Biscayne Park and other attractions. Adjacent Miami Avenue connects with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Photo taken 03/21/20.
Exit 1A departs for SW 25th and 26th Roads after I-95 crosses over SW 1st Avenue and the Miami Metrorail transit line.
Numbered city streets in this section of Miami shift from "Street" suffixes to "Road" suffixes since the grid pattern is angled northwest to southeast between Vizcaya Gardens and SW 11th Street. The southwest to northeast streets use "Avenue" suffixes. Photo taken 09/30/17.
Rickenbacker Causeway south also leads to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. This park is part of the barrier island system that extends north-south along the eastern coast of Florida, and it is named for the late newspaper editor who championed a state park on the southern end of Key Biscayne. The park offers tours of its scenic Cape Florida Lighthouse; the ocean and surrounding vistas can be seen for miles on a clear day from on top of the lighthouse. Photo taken 03/26/06.
SW 26th Road doubles as State Road 913 for 0.37 miles between I-95 (Exit 1A) and the toll plaza for Rickenbacker Causeway. The remainder of the route is locally maintained or a part of unsigned County Road 913. Photo taken 03/21/20.
The final half mile of Interstate 95 south takes the freeway over SW 25th and 26th Roads to the merge with Brickell Avenue (former U.S. 1). Photo taken 03/21/20.
Speed limits reduce to 45 miles per hour as Interstate 95 enters the wye interchange with Brickell Avenue and the continuation of U.S. 1 south along Dixie Highway. Photo taken 03/21/20.
The longest north-south route in the Interstate system concludes as U.S. 1 emerges along Dixie Highway. Photo taken 03/21/20.
U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway) progresses southwest through Coconut Grove in Miami to Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Homestead and ultimately Key West. Photo taken 03/21/20.


Photo Credits:

  • 03/25/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 03/26/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 05/07/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 03/04/14 by AARoads and Chris Kalina.
  • 04/01/14 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 09/30/17 by AARoads.
  • 03/21/20 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 195 / State Road 112
Interstate 395 - Dolphin Expressway
Interstate 595 - Port Everglades Expressway
U.S. 1
U.S. 441
State Road 112 - Airport Expressway
State Road 826 - Palmetto Expressway
State Road 836 - Dolphin Expressway
State Road 913 - Rickenbacker Causeway

Page Updated 03-24-2020.