Interstate 110 Florida
Interstate 110 facilitates traffic from I-10 south to Downtown Pensacola and the Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) south to Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. The freeway serves commuters and Pensacola Naval Air Station traffic via busy interchanges with Fairfield Road (SR 295), Brent Lane (SR 296), Airport Boulevard (SR 750) and connections with Davis Highway (SR 291) just east of the north end at I-10.
The following are key dates in the history of Interstate 110 in Florida:2
- 1968 – Interstate 110 first proposed to extend further south to what was then the city limits of Pensacola.
- 1969 – Interstate 110 constructed from Maxwell Street north to I-10 (first segment to open).
- 1978 – Interstate 110 opened from Gregory St. north to Maxwell Street. I-110 is now complete.
Work completed in July 2009 expanded the freeway to six overall lanes from the Maxwell/Jordan Street half diamond interchange northward to the SR 742 (Creighton Road) overpass. Included in the $58 million rebuild of the freeway was the addition of a new split-diamond interchange with Airport Boulevard (SR 750) and conversion of the diamond interchange with SR 295 (Fairfield Drive) to a parclo interchange. This work coincided with the I-10/110 project from early 2007 onward.
Costing $76 million, the I-10/110 project was completed in Fall 2008. Construction widened Interstate 10 to six lanes from east of the Old Palafox Highway (Escambia County Road 95A) overpass to a point beyond the Davis Highway (SR 291) interchange (Exit 13), and six-laning of Interstate 110 from I-10 southward to just north of the Airport Road overpass. Improvements at the trumpet interchange joining I-10/110 included the addition of a flyover ramp from I-10 west to I-110 south and collector distributor roadways separating local and through traffic between I-10, I-110 and SR 291. SR 291 was also widened to six lanes from I-10 south to University Town Plaza (formerly University Mall) as well. Construction began in 2002.
Associated with the I-10/110 project was the construction of a new Creighton Road overpass over Interstate 110. This new alignment extended the five lane arterial to Hilburn Road where the state road reunites with the original SR 742 alignment along Burgess Road. SR 742 comprises a five lane arterial east from Hilburn Road to SR 289 (Ninth Avenue). A widening of Creighton Road between Davis Highway and Ninth Avenue was completed by 1996. Future plans, though not yet funded by the state legislature, call for extending Creighton Road further west to U.S. Highway 29.
North End – Ferry Pass, FL
South End – Pensacola, FL
- Mileage – 6.94
- Cities – Pensacola
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-110 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
|Vehicles per day||Location|
|42,000||Between U.S. 98 & U.S. 90-98|
|57,500||Between U.S. 90-98 & Jordan / Maxwell Streets|
|64,500||Between Maxwell / Jordan Sts. & FL 295|
|68,451||Between FL 295 & FL 296|
|68,451||Between FL 296 & Airport Boulevard|
|80,000||Between Airport Boulevard & I-10|
Source: FDOT Florida Traffic Online (2017)
I-110 is assigned the hidden Florida State Road number of 8A. The suffixed route is derived from State Road 8, the counterpart of Interstate 10 across the state.
Plans for a northward extension of Interstate 110 to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90 Alternate) have been dropped for the near term due to funding related issues. Long-range plans still propose a further extension of the freeway to Interstate 65.
A report was issued during 2001 pertaining to a possible replacement of the four-lane U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge. A six-lane facility was sought with two plans presented. One plan involved widening the existing bridge while the other incorporating the construction of a new span (with the possibility of retaining the old one as well). It was thought that a new or upgraded bridge would directly connect with Interstate 110 via a limited access viaduct. This in effect, would extend Interstate 110 southward to the bay or possibly the south end of the bridge at Gulf Breeze.
Construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge underway in Spring 2017 replaced the four-lane crossing for U.S. 98 built in 1960. Upon completion, the $427 million project will accommodate six overall lanes with full inside and outside shoulders, and a ten foot multi use path in each direction. The first span opened with four lanes and two-way traffic on September 8, 2019. Work on the second span continues to mid-2021. There are no plans to upgrade U.S. 98 to limited access standards from the new bridge west to the south end of I-110.
North End – Ferry Pass
Interstate 110 ends as Exit 6 departs for Interstate 10 east to Tallahassee. Originally the Exit 6 ramp joined I-10 east ahead of the off-ramp to SR 291. Road work completed in 2008 partitions those movements into separate ramps, eliminating the previous weaving traffic pattern. Photo taken 11/19/15.
2002-08 construction of Interstate 10 expanded the freeway to six overall lanes through both Exits 13 (Florida 291) and 12 (Interstate 110 south). Additionally movements between the folded-diamond interchange with Florida 291 (Davis Highway) and Interstate 110 were separated from the I-10 mainline. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Approaching the Davis Highway off-ramp, Interstate 10 is now within a half mile of Exit 12. A new flyover was constructed during 2002-09 construction for Interstate 110 south at Exit 13. This replaced a loop ramp that now serves traffic from Florida 291 south to the Pensacola freeway spur. Photo taken 11/20/15.
South End – Pensacola
Gregory Street () west to
Chase Street east to
A second on-ramp to Interstate 110 takes off from the intersection of Chase and Tarragona Streets northeast of Downtown Pensacola. This ramp combines with the Gregory Street ramp to form the northbound mainline nearby. Chase Street east otherwise merges with the south end of I-110 ahead of U.S. 98 (Ninth Avenue) east. Photo taken 11/19/15.
i10-i110.com– interchange reconstruction project web site (defunct). Florida’s Interstates: A Half-Century of Progress– official Florida Department of Transportation site (defunct).
Page updated February 11, 2020.