Interstate 110 South

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Interstate 110 South
Ramps from Interstate 10 east, Interstate 10 west, and SR 291 (Davis Highway) combine to form the southbound beginning of Interstate 110. A reassurance shield is posted on the loop ramp from SR 291 to Interstate 110 south. This was the original movement from Interstate 10 west until completion of the new flyover in fall 2007. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Travelers taking the trumpet ramp from the c/d roadway of Interstate 10 westbound pass under the flyover from the westbound mainline to Interstate 110 southbound. A one-mile guide sign for Exit 5 precedes the overpass. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Merging onto Interstate 110 south from Interstate 10 east, drivers see a separate one-mile guide sign for the Exit 5 split-diamond interchange with Airport Boulevard and SR 296 (Brent Lane). Photo taken 01/01/12.
Interstate 110 originally carried just four overall lanes. Pictured here is the original configuration and a previous guide sign for Exit 6. Guide signs for SR 296 (Brent Lane) and 295 (Fairfield Drive) omitted the state road designations until the 2006-09 expansion project. Photo taken 06/15/01.
Expansion of Interstate 110 resulted in the relocation of SR 742 to the north from Burgess Road to Creighton Road as the original Burgess Road overpass (removed by June 2005) could not accommodate the wider freeway. This view looks at the Creighton Road over pass and an overhead for Exit 5 (SR 296). Photo taken 06/02/10.
The first southbound shield of Interstate 110 resides after the SR 742 (Creighton Road) over crossing. Photo taken 05/27/13.
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Opened in mid-2009, the Airport Boulevard diamond interchange improves access to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) from Interstate 110 to the west. The east-west arterial was expanded to four lanes in the late 1990s and runs between Escambia County Road 453 (W Street) and the airport terminal. Photos taken 05/27/13.
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Exit 5 consists of a distributor roadway to Airport Boulevard and the original Brent Lane diamond interchange. Motorists entering from Airport Boulevard must pass through a signalized intersection with SR 296 before joining the southbound freeway.
Sign damage led to an early sign replacement of the left panel by 2010. Photo taken 08/23/09. Second photo taken 06/02/10.
A look at the original ramp departure of Exit 5 to SR 296 (Brent Lane). Brent Lane represents a portion of an east-west surface arterial traveling between U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and Escambia County Road 296 (Saufley Field Road) to Cordova Mall and 12th Avenue near the airport. The state route changes names four times along its course: Michigan Avenue, Beverly Parkway, Brent Lane, and Bayou Boulevard. Photo taken 12/06/03.
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Continuing along the southbound Exit 5 distributor roadway to SR 296 (Brent Lane). SR 296 consists of a 9.601-mile belt route between U.S. 90 at Bellview and U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) near Bayou Texar. Photo taken 08/23/09. Second photo taken 05/29/10.
Interstate 110 travels over SR 296 at Brent and next approaches Exit 4 with SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). This first photo looks at the original four-lane concrete freeway and an older guide sign for the forthcoming parclo interchange. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Interstate 110 travels over SR 296 at Brent and next approaches Exit 4 to SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). This first photo looks at the original four-lane concrete freeway and an older guide sign for the forthcoming parclo interchange. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Reassurance marker posted ahead of Hyatt Street on Interstate 110 south. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Interstate 110 expands to four southbound lanes and approaches the two-lane ramp departure of Exit 4 (SR 295) at the rebuilt Hyatt Street overpass. SR 295 consists of an east-west arterial between the north gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station and nearby SR 289 (9th Avenue). Photo taken 01/01/12.
SR 295 stretches 10.043 miles overall, providing the main route to Pensacola N.A.S. to the southwest. The highway includes a short expressway segment where it turns from Fairfield Drive (SR 727) to New Warrington Road at West Pensacola. Work to upgrade Interstate 110 included the relocation of the northbound side ramps to tie into parallel SR 291 (Davis Highway), eliminating a set of closely spaced traffic signals. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Wooded frontage previously lined both sides of Interstate 110 until the six-lane expansion project. This view looks at the previous Exit 4 departure to Fairfield Drive. Photo taken 12/06/03.
SR 295 shields posted at the Exit 4 ramp intersection with Fairfield Drive. The previous diamond interchange configuration was often congested due to the aforementioned traffic lights. Fairfield Drive otherwise provides a second route to Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) via 12th Avenue. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Reassurance shield posted beyond the SR 752 (Texar Drive) under crossing of Interstate 110 southbound. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Exit 3 claims the right lane of Interstate 110 southbound for the half diamond interchange with Maxwell Street west and Jordan Street east. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Historical look at the one-mile guide sign for Exit 3 (Maxwell & Jordan Streets). The next three interchanges of Interstate 110 are accessible in the southbound direction only and each serve downtown Pensacola. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Exit 3 lowers from Interstate 110 southbound onto a frontage road (Hayne Street) ahead of its intersections with the one-way street couplet of Maxwell and Jordan Streets. Maxwell & Jordan link the freeway with U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) and A Street to the west and residential areas beyond SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) to the east. Photo taken 01/01/12.
This view looks at the original ramp departure of Exit 3 and older guide signs. The left panel was replaced in 2004. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Traveling on the Interstate 110 southbound viaduct to Exit 2 for U.S. 90 & 98. The area between the north and southbound bridges expands around grassy areas and city land. Note the original button copy Exit 2 tab in this scene. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Interstate 110 southbound rises onto a viaduct for final two miles of the freeway. The canopy at Cecil T. Hunter Swimming Pool rises between the now separate roadways in this scene. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Exit 2 consists of a half diamond interchange with U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street). Guide signs for Exit 2 include U.S. 90 but omit U.S. 98, despite their overlap between Ninth Avenue (SR 289) and Pace Boulevard (SR 292). Photo taken 05/27/13.
Cerventes Street carries four lanes with a center turn lane, traveling over a CSX Railroad and adjacent Tarragona Street between Hayne Street and U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) nearby. The Cervantes Street viaduct was replaced by September 2005 and provides a route into downtown via Palafox Street south. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Soaring high above the city streets below, the southbound viaduct for Interstate 110 prepares to yield the ramp for Exit 1C (U.S. 98 Business). U.S. 98 Business follows Garden Street along the north side of the central business district between Interstate 110 and Pace Boulevard (SR 292). Photo taken 05/29/10.
The first of three original sign bridges along Interstate 110 south at downtown toppled by Hurricane Ivan's 130+ mph winds on September 15, 2004. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Exit 1C drops from Interstate 110 south to join U.S. 98 Business westbound at the turn from Alcaniz Street onto Garden Street. U.S. 98 Business totals 2.42 miles that includes a one-way street couplet of Gregory Street (west) and Chase Street (east) beside the Pensacola Civic Center. Photo taken 01/01/12.
Original guide signs for the Exit 1C ramp departure to Garden Street westbound. These were knocked down by Hurricane Ivan. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Interstate 110 southbound drivers utilize the highest flyover of the stack interchange. The two-lane ramp partitions into Exit 1A to U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street) west and U.S. 98 Business (Chase Street) east to U.S. 98 at Ninth Avenue. Photo taken 01/23/09.
An original guide sign for Exit 1B (U.S. 98 to Gulf Breeze) remained in service until 2003. U.S. 98 turns southward from U.S. 90 (Cerventes Street) to the one-way street couplet of Gregory (west) and Chase (east) Streets before combining at Bayfront Park for the Three Mile Bridge across Pensacola Bay. Photo taken 06/17/01.
The old sign bridge of Exits 1A/B was blown over during Hurricane Ivan and replaced in 2005. Exit 1A consists of a loop ramp encircling Pensacola Bayfront Center for Gregory Street ahead of SR 291 (Alcaniz Street). SR 291 begins under Interstate 110 and partitions between Alcaniz and Davis Streets north to Cerventes Street. Photo taken 12/06/03.
Descending toward the grade level and Chase Street on Interstate 110 southbound. Pensacola Bay and the Three Mile Bridge to Gulf Breeze comes into view. Currently the span carries just four lanes between Pensacola and Santa Rosa Island. Photo taken 01/23/09.
Exit 1A leaves the left side of the ending Interstate 110 for U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street) west. Traffic otherwise defaults onto Chase Street (U.S. 98 Business east) ahead of Ninth Avenue. These guide signs were installed in 2003 after the 2000-2001 widening project to expand the Exit 1B ramp from one to two lanes. Photo taken 01/23/09.
Interstate 110 and U.S. 98 Business end at the U.S. 98 eastbound turn from Ninth Avenue onto Chase Street eastbound. U.S. 98 follows Chase Street for four blocks to Bayfront Parkway (SR 196) and the approach to the Three Mile Bridge. U.S. 98 represents the only route between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach. Photo taken 01/01/12.
A historical look at Chase Street east at Ninth Avenue during 2000-2001 reconstruction. Pylons once segregated Chase Street traffic from Interstate 110 and Alcaniz Street to 9th Avenue. These pylons prohibited Interstate 110 traffic from turning onto southbound 9th and U.S. 98 Business motorists from turning onto Ninth Avenue north. Although the pylons were removed, the turn restriction placards still remain on the traffic light mast-arm assembly in 2011. Photo taken 12/03/00.

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12/03/00, 06/15/01, 06/17/01, 12/06/03, 01/23/09, 08/23/09, 02/23/10, 05/29/10, 06/02/10, 01/01/12, 05/27/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 90
U.S. 98
State Road 295
State Road 296
State Road 750 - Airport Boulevard

Page Updated 05-29-2013.