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Interstate 75 in Florida


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Updated: 2017-07-29T23:11Z

Interstate 75 marker

Interstate 75
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length:470.808 mi[1] (757.692 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 826 / SR 924 in Miami Lakes
 
North end: I‑75 towards Valdosta, GA
Location
Counties:Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter, Marion, Alachua, Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton
Highway system
SR 73SR 75
SR 93Florida 93A.svgUS 94

Interstate 75 (I-75) is a part of the Interstate Highway System and runs from the HialeahMiami Lakes border, a few miles northwest of Miami, to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I-75 begins its national northward journey near Miami, running along the western parts of the Miami metropolitan area before traveling westward across Alligator Alley (also known as Everglades Parkway[2]), resuming its northward direction in Naples, running along Florida's Gulf Coast, passing the cities of Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Venice, Sarasota, and the Tampa Bay Area, before turning inward towards Ocala, Gainesville, and Lake City before leaving the state and entering Georgia. I-75 runs for 471 miles (758 km) in Florida, making it the longest interstate in any state east of the Mississippi River. The interstate maintains a speed limit of 70 mph (110 km/h) for its entire length in Florida.

The portion of I-75 from Tampa northward was a part of the original 1955 Interstate Highway plans, with I-75's southern terminus at I-4's current western terminus. Planning to extend the interstate south to Miami began in 1968 after massive growth in Southwest Florida, which resulted in I-75 being realigned to travel on the eastern fringes of the Tampa Bay area, and the last portion of the highway was opened in 1993.

For FDOT inventory purposes, it is designated as State Road 93 (SR 93) for most of its length in Florida (with exception to the Tampa Bay area, where SR 93 follows I-275, while SR 93A travels with I-75 in the latter's bypass of the area).

Route description

The south end of I-75 near Miami

South Florida

I-75 begins its northward journey at an interchange with SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway) on the HialeahMiami Lakes border, near Miami.[3]

As it curves around the border of Miami Lakes, I-75 serves some of the western fringes of South Florida as an eight-lane highway. After an exit with SR 860, I-75 has a southbound interchange with the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike before crossing into Broward County. There, it continues through the western suburbs of Pembroke Pines, Weston, Miramar, Davie, and Southwest Ranches.

At the junction of SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) and I-595, I-75 (while maintaining its south–north status) enters a west–east trajectory as it crosses the Everglades by way of Alligator Alley, a toll road which runs from the Collier Boulevard (Exit 101) toll plaza to the US-27 toll plaza (Exit 23). It was originally constructed as a two-lane highway before it was converted to a four-lane highway meeting Interstate Highway standards. At this point, I-75 loses a lane in each direction, heading west, losing another lane west of the U.S. Route 27 (US 27) interchange.

The Everglades and Southwest Florida

The Alligator Alley section west of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and east of Naples is due west–east and is one of only two sections of I-75 that are tolled (the other is the Mackinac Bridge). There are only two interchanges along the 75 mile tolled portion of Alligator Alley in addition to two rest areas and a number of scenic outlook points as it crosses the Florida Everglades. I-75 enters Collier County along Alligator Alley just west of the Snake Road exit (exit 49) and passes through the Big Cypress National Preserve between the Collier County border and State Road 29 (exit 80). There are a number of small bridges along Alligator Alley to allow wildlife to pass under the freeway especially along the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge east of SR 29. Extensive fencing also prevents wildlife from crossing traffic.[4]

Once near Naples at County Road 951 (Exit 101), I-75 makes a sharp turn north resuming its south–north trajectory and gains a third lane each way as it parallels Florida's west coast. At this point, Alligator Alley ends and I-75 is toll free for the rest of its length in Florida. As it continues north, I-75 passes near Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, and Bradenton, before reaching the Tampa Bay Area metropolis consisting of Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay area

I-75 southbound at exit 256 (SR 618) in Brandon

North of Ellenton, I-275 splits from I-75 to serve St. Petersburg and Pinellas County via the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Tampa via the Howard Frankland Bridge. I-75 parallels the eastern shore of Tampa Bay as a bypass route of the Tampa Bay Area, as it passes by the communities of Brandon, Temple Terrace, and New Tampa. Two expressways access downtown Tampa from I-75: the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (SR 618) and I-4. Within the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area, many interchanges are far more complex than mere diamond, cloverleaf, or even SPUI interchanges. Aside from the large turbine interchange with I-4 (Exit 261), there are interchanges with Fowler Avenue (Exit 265) and Fletcher Avenue/Morris Bridge Road (Exit 266) that contain both loops and flyovers. A flyover ramp was built from southbound Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Exit 270) to southbound I-75.[5]

Northern Florida

I-75 passing through south Pasco County

At the HillsboroughPasco county line (south of SR 56 (Exit 275)), I-275 rejoins I-75 (at Exit 274, southbound only) and I-75 changes into a southwest–northeast trajectory as it passes through Pasco, Hernando, and Sumter Counties where it runs through parts of the Withlacoochee State Forest on its way to the junction with Florida's Turnpike. Widened median segments exist in Northern Pasco County, Hernando County, and in Sumter County north of County Road 476-B (Exit 309). Some of these median segments are actually considered part of the Withlacoochee State Forest itself. The Withlacoochee State Trail runs beneath I-75 between US 98/SR 50 (Exit 301) and the Hernando–Sumter County line, where it also crosses over the Withlacoochee River. All of Interstate 75 from the Georgia border to Tampa, Florida is three lanes, unless closed for construction. This is to accommodate for the immense number of tourists and vacationers that come to Florida.


The Cross Florida Greenway bridge over I-75

After Florida's Turnpike (accessible from southbound I-75 only), I-75 changes into a general southeast–northwest trajectory, which is sustained to the Georgia state line and beyond. I-75 passes beneath the Cross Florida Greenway, which contains a land bridge built across the highway in 2001 between Exits 341 and 350,[6] before entering the City of Ocala, and passing by the cities of Gainesville and Lake City and crosses I-10 at an interchange before entering the state of Georgia, near Valdosta.

I-75 crossing the Suwannee River, with a snippet of music from "Old Folks at Home"

I-75 runs closest to US 41 except between Tampa and High Springs. It runs closer to US 301 between Ellenton and Temple Terrace, and again from Dade City to Sparr. From Belleview to Lake City it runs closest to US 441.[7]

Lane configurations

  • From southern terminus to I-595 (exit 19), four lanes each way
  • Between I-595 to US 27 (exit 23), three lanes each way
  • Between US 27 and CR 951 (Collier Boulevard, exit 101), two lanes each way
  • Between CR 951 (Collier Boulevard) and Jones Loop Road (exit 161), three lanes each way (some segments up to four lanes each way near Fort Myers)
  • Between Jones Loop Road and US 17 (exit 164), two lanes each way
  • Between US 17 and SR 54 (exit 279), three lanes each way except through Riverview and part of Brandon where it is up to five lanes each way
  • Between SR 54 and SR 52 (exit 285), two lanes each way, but being widened to three lanes each way
  • Between SR 52 and US 98/SR 50 (exit 301), three lanes each way
  • Between US 98/SR 50 and Hernando–Sumter county line (mile marker 307), two lanes each way, but being widened to three lanes each way[8]
  • Between Hernando–Sumter county line and CR 470 (exit 321), three lanes each way
  • Between CR 470 and Florida's Turnpike (exit 328), two lanes each way
  • Between Florida's Turnpike and Georgia state line, three lanes each way[7]

History

The original plans called for I-75 to end in Tampa.

Original route to Tampa

Original plans for I-75 called for its southern terminus to be in to Tampa, where it would terminate at I-4 (at the current interchange between I-4 and I-275, with I-4, which was completed in the Bay area by 1962, continuing west along what is now I-275 over the Howard Frankland Bridge into St. Petersburg).[9] Plans for I-75 from Tampa to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan were authorized as part of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which created the Interstate Highway System.[10]

Construction of the original route from the Georgia border to Tampa via Gainesville and Ocala lasted through most of the 1960s. The first segment of I-75 to open in Florida was from the Georgia border to State Road 6 just south of Jennings, which opened in 1963. It would reach U.S. 90 in Lake City later that year. By mid-1964, I-75 opened from Lake City to the newly completed Florida Turnpike (known then as the Sunshine State Parkway) in Wildwood. Segments of the original route that are now part of I-275 near Tampa would begin opening in 1966, and construction of the full route would be completed by 1969.[10]

Extension to Miami

Due to major growth in Southwest Florida (particularly Fort Myers and Naples), it was becoming clear that this part of the state would soon need a freeway. Florida's state government first proposed to build a West Coast Turnpike in 1964 from the Tampa Bay area south to Naples.[11] Plans for the West Coast Turnpike (which would have been tolled) were cancelled in 1968, when it was announced that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Alan Boyd had approved an extension of I-75 south to Naples and then east to Miami. The Federal Government would pay for 90% of the extension using funds allocated by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1968.[12][13]

In preparation for the extension, I-75's designation was extended along the pre-existing route of I-4 over the Howard Frankland Bridge into St. Petersburg by the end of 1969 (I-4's designation would be truncated to its current terminus at this time). From St. Petersburg, I-75 was proposed to continue south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and continue south along a new freeway roughly parallel to the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) along the lower Gulf Coast to Naples.

I-75E shield

As the extension was planned in 1968, plans were also made for a freeway bypassing Tampa Bay to the east. The bypass was initially planned to be designated I-75E, and was to split from I-75 near Wesley Chapel and rejoin it just north of Ellenton. However, in 1972, it was determined that maintaining the main route of I-75 through Downtown Tampa would eventually require major improvements to the existing infrastructure to handle through traffic. As a result, it was decided that I-75 would instead follow the bypass route, with the original route through downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg becoming I-275. I-75 reached as far south as 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg when the designations were switched. Despite the designation switch, both freeway's hidden designations still reflect the originally planned routing, with I-75's SR 93 designation following I-275, and the current route of I-75 on the bypass being designated SR 93A.[14] Construction on the bypass segment of I-75 began in 1979.[10]

The initially favored proposal for I-75 to reach Miami from Naples was to have I-75 run along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) across the Everglades to just east of the Palmetto Expressway where it would continue along SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) and terminate at I-95 and I-395 in Downtown Miami.[14]

Due to environmental concerns of upgrading the Tamiami Trail (which runs along the northern border of Everglades National Park) and the fact that the Dolphin Expressway was not built to Interstate standards, the decision was made in 1973 to shift I-75's proposed route to cross the Everglades along Alligator Alley. By using this route, I-75 would run along the alley to the proposed Port Everglades Expressway, where it would turn south along a new freeway through the western suburbs of Weston and Pembroke Pines to Miami. It was still planned to continue east to I-95, but due to local opposition, I-75 was not built past its current terminus at SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in Hialeah. With this new route, the Port Everglades Expressway was then planned to be built as an interstate highway designated I-595 to provide an interstate connection between I-75 and I-95.

The first piece of the south extension of I-75 to open was a short segment just east of Fort Myers from SR 78 south to Corkscrew Road in 1979. This piece would extend north to Tucker's Grade just south of Punta Gorda in early 1980 and south to Immokalee Road in North Naples by 1981. Also in 1981, the segment from U.S. 301 in Manatee County south to River Road near Venice opened, which would be completed south to the southern segment in Punta Gorda later that year. It would reach Alligator Alley in Naples by 1984. The route from Tampa to Naples would be complete by 1986 as segments of the Tampa bypass were opened from 1982 to 1986. In the Miami area, I-75 was opened from U.S. 27 to its terminus at the Palmetto Expressway in 1986.[10]

Alligator Alley

Looking east at Alligator Alley from recreation area and rest stop at I-75 and Miami Canal

The Alligator Alley segment (from Naples to just west of Fort Lauderdale) previously existed as a two-lane tollway connecting the two coasts of Florida. Initially known as Everglades Parkway (State Road 84), it opened for traffic on February 11, 1968 after four years of construction. Built by H. L. Mills Construction Company, it had been called the most controversial roadway ever built in Florida during its initial construction.[15] The name "Alligator Alley" was given by the American Automobile Association while it was planned since they believed it would be useless to cars, merely an "alley for alligators". However, as alligators often frequent the waterways beside the road, and occasionally the road itself, the nickname has developed a somewhat literal meaning. The state would officially adopt the Alligator Alley name in 1966.[15]

As a two-lane road, Alligator Alley suffered from poor construction and environmental planning. It was also notorious for high-speed accidents with both head-on collisions and collisions with wildlife. The need to improve it was one of the factors in the decision to reroute I-75 onto the alley, which was rebuilt as a four-lane interstate highway between 1986 and 1992. Many bridges and culverts designed to let water and wildlife pass underneath and permit the natural water flow of the Everglades were built as part of the upgrade.[16] This helped to reduce the environmental impact of the highway somewhat, especially upon the severely endangered Florida panther. The completion of the converted Alligator Alley was the final link of the I-75 extension. The segment was signed Interstate 75 on November 25, 1992, fully completing the highway from Miami to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.[17]

In January 2000, the west end toll plaza of Alligator Alley was dedicated to the memory of Edward J. Beck, a toll taker who was murdered while on the job on January 30, 1974.[citation needed]

Recent history

On January 28, 2002, the Florida Department of Transportation began a transition of interchange numbers from sequential exits to mileage-based exits for all Interstate highways in the state.[18]

A state effort to privatize Alligator Alley failed in May 2009 when no bids were received for the highway that met the required terms.[19]

In October 2009, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began a relocation project for the northbound ramp of exit 275, which includes a connecting ramp with I-275. This project was designed to prevent weaving in the vicinity of I-275 and SR 56, a hazard that has occurred since the exit 275 and SR 56 were built across I-75 in 2003. Completion was expected to take place in early 2012.[20] This has been completed.[21]

Future

Plans are under way to redesign the interchanges with the north end of Florida's Turnpike (Exit 328) and SR 44 (Exit 329), connecting them with collective-distributor roads, and eliminating left-hand access to Florida's Turnpike from the main southbound lane. This is a joint effort between the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and Florida Department of Transportation and is planned to occur in 2016.[22]

Another interchange is planned for Overpass Road north of State Road 54, connecting to County Road 530.[23][24]

Many widening projects are underway on I-75 to eventually bring it to at least six lanes from Naples to the Georgia state line.[25][26][27]

FDOT is implementing express lanes along 28 miles (45 km) of the I-75 and SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) corridors, from just south of the SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), in Miami-Dade County, to I-595 in Broward County. This project will complete another section of the South Florida managed lanes network for all motorists and will improve mobility, relieve congestion, provide additional travel options and accommodate future growth in the area. The 75 Express Lanes project extends 15 miles (24 km) along I-75 from Northwest 170 Street, in Miami-Dade County, to I-595, in Broward County. Work will be completed in four segments to minimize affects to the public. Construction began early 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2019. The total project is estimated to cost $481 million.[28]

Services

Along I-75 are 8 pairs of rest areas along the length of the freeway. In addition, there are separate facilities for each direction of I-75 in Hamilton and Suwannee counties, southbound and northbound, respectively, and a welcome center south of the state line. Exit 131 has a single facility accessible from both travel directions on I-75, as well as the intersecting highway. Exit 161 once had a rest stop, but it was closed in 2015.[29] Each rest area has rest rooms, vending machines, picnic tables, dog walk areas, and nighttime security. The welcome center also has travel information and free orange juice.

Motorist-aid call boxes were installed starting in 1973, initially from the Georgia line to Lake City,[30] eventually being installed on both outside shoulders of the road every mile (1.6 km) to allow drivers to indicate the need for gasoline, repair (tire or engine), or emergency services (police, ambulance, or firefighters). The boxes were removed in late 2013.[31]

Intelligent Transportation Systems, which include surveillance cameras and electronic message signs, have been installed along I-75 throughout Florida in recent years. ITS systems are currently operating from the south end in Miami to the Tampa Bay metro area.[32]

The Everglades Radio Network is a network of two low-power FM travelers information radio stations serving the Collier County segment of Alligator Alley in the Everglades region and based at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

Exit list

CountyLocationmi[1]kmOld exitNew exitDestinationsNotes
Miami-DadeMiami Lakes0.0000.000 SR 924 east (Gratigny Parkway) – Opa-lockaContinuation beyond SR 826
0.0380.06111 SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) – Miami, Miami International AirportSigned as exits 1A (SR 826 north, former 1B) and 1B (SR 826 south, former 1A)
Hialeah1.4702.36622Northwest 138th Street / Graham Dairy Road
4.4547.1683A4 SR 860 east (Northwest 186th Street / Miami Gardens Drive)
Miami-DadeBroward
county line
HialeahMiramar line4.9237.9233B5 Turnpike Extension south (SR 821) – Key WestSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; Turnpike exit 39
BrowardMiramar6.96611.21147Miramar Parkway (CR 858)Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
Pembroke Pines9.20414.81259 SR 820 (Pines Boulevard)Signed as exits 9A (east) and 9B (west)
Pembroke PinesDavie
city line
10.86717.489611Sheridan Street (CR 822)Signed as exits 11A (east) and 11B (west)
DavieWeston line13.16621.189713Griffin Road (CR 818)Signed as exits 13A (east) and 13B (west); to SR 818
14.99724.135815Royal Palm Boulevard
SunriseWeston
Davie tripoint
17.37927.9691019 I-595 east (SR 862) / SR 869 north (Sawgrass Expressway) – Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach
Weston21.11933.9881121 SR 84 west / Indian TraceNorthbound exit and southbound entrance (exit 22 provides full access)
22.06435.5091222 SR 84 east / Glades Parkway
23.49437.8101323 US 27 (SR 25) – Hialeah, Miami, South Bay
Everglades Wildlife Management Area2540East Toll Plaza (northbound)
35.3[33]56.8Recreational and rest areas
Miccosukee Reservation49.42879.5471449 CR 833 (Snake Road)
CollierBig Cypress National Preserve63.0[33]101.4Rest area
Miles City80.048128.82514A80 SR 29 – Everglades City, Immokalee
100[33]160West Toll Plaza (southbound)
101.284163.00115101 CR 951 (SR 951 south) to SR 84 – Naples, Marco Island
104.552168.260--105 CR 886 (Golden Gate Parkway) – Golden Gate, Naples
107.134172.41516107 CR 896 (Pine Ridge Road) – Naples, Golden Gate
111.401179.28317111 CR 846 (Immokalee Road) – Naples Park, Delnor - Wiggins State Park
LeeBonita Springs115.385185.69418116 CR 865 (Bonita Beach Road) – Bonita Springs, Gulf Beaches
Estero122.748197.54419123 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road / Miromar Outlets Boulevard) – Germain Arena, Estero
127.068204.49620128 CR 840 (Alico Road) – Germain Arena, San Carlos Park, Southwest Florida International Airport
130.808210.51521131 CR 876 (Daniels Parkway / SR 876 east) – Cape CoralRest area on northeast corner of interchange
Fort Myers135.426217.94722136 SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard) – Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres
136.985220.45623138 SR 82 (M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) – Fort Myers, Immokalee
138.494222.88424139 CR 810 (Luckett Road) – Fort Myers
140.416225.97825141 SR 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) – Fort Myers, LaBelle
140.926–
141.666
226.798–
227.989
Bridge over Caloosahatchee River
Bayshore142.777229.77726143 SR 78 (Bayshore Road / Pine Island Road) – North Fort Myers, Cape Coral
Charlotte157.004252.67327158 CR 762 (Tuckers Grade) – Tropical Gulf Acres, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral
158.8[33]255.6Weigh station
160.270257.93028161 CR 768 (North Jones Loop Road) – Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda Airport
Solana163.611263.30629164 US 17 (SR 35) – Punta Gorda, Arcadia
164.304–
165.832[33]
264.422–
266.881
Bridge over Peace River
166.395267.78730167 CR 776 (Harborview Road) – Port Charlotte, Charlotte Harbor
169.573272.90131170 CR 769 (Kings Highway) – Arcadia, Port Charlotte
DeSoto
No major junctions
SarasotaNorth Port178.559287.36332179 CR 779 (Toledo Blade Boulevard) – North Port, Port Charlotte
181.505292.10433182 CR 771 (Sumter Boulevard) – North Port
190.580306.70934191 CR 777 (River Road) – North Port, Englewood
192.821310.31535193 CR 765 (Jacaranda Boulevard) – Englewood, Venice
Venice195.120314.01535A195 CR 762 (Laurel Road) – Nokomis, Venice, Laurel
199.319320.77336200 SR 681 south – Venice, OspreySouthbound exit and northbound entrance; former I-75 south
204.884329.72937205 SR 72 (Clark Road) – Siesta Key, Arcadia
206.906332.98338207 SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) – Sarasota
Fruitville209.622337.35439210 SR 780 (Fruitville Road) – Sarasota, St. Armands
SarasotaManatee
county line
213.139343.01440213 CR 610 (University Parkway) – Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, SarasotaDiverging diamond interchange (DDI) flow implemented May 21, 2017. First DDI completed in the state.[34]
Manatee216.826348.94841217 SR 70 – Bradenton, ArcadiaSigned as exits 217A (east) and 217B (west) northbound
220.425354.74042220 SR 64 – Bradenton, Zolfo Springs, WauchulaSigned as exits 220A (east) and 220B (west) northbound
223.498–
224.226[33]
359.685–
360.857
Bridge over Manatee River
224.103360.65943224 US 301 (SR 43) – Ellenton, Palmetto
227.874366.72844228 I-275 north (SR 93) – St. PetersburgNorthern end of SR 93 overlap; southern end of SR 93A overlap
229.290369.00645229 CR 683 – Parrish
Hillsborough237.2[33]381.7Rest area
240.126386.44546240 SR 674 – Ruskin, Sun City CenterSigned as exits 240A (east) and 240B (west) southbound
245.966395.84447246 CR 672 – Apollo Beach
250.158402.59048250Gibsonton, Riverview (Gibsonton Drive)
253.741408.35749254 US 301 (SR 43) – Riverview
255.587411.32750256 SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) – Tampa, Port of TampaExit 15 on SR 618
Brandon256.559412.89251257 SR 60 – Brandon
Mango259.307417.31452260 SR 574 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)Signed as exits 260A (east) and 260B (west) northbound
260.729419.60353261 I-4 (SR 400) – Tampa, OrlandoI-4 exit 9
Temple Terrace264.803426.15954265 SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) – Temple Terrace
265.814427.78655266 CR 582A (Fletcher Avenue)
Tampa (New Tampa)269.849434.28056270 CR 581 (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard)
Pasco273.708440.49057274 I-275 south (SR 93) – Tampa, St. Petersburg, AirportSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; north end of SR 93A overlap; south end of SR 93 overlap
Wesley Chapel275.200442.89157A275 SR 56 – Land O' Lakes, Tarpon Springs
277.0[33]445.8Rest area
278.670448.47658279 SR 54 / CR 54 – Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel
Pasco285.295459.13859285 SR 52 – Dade City, San Antonio, New Port Richey
292.620470.92660293 CR 41 – Dade City
Hernando300.969484.36361301 US 98 / SR 50 (SR 700) – Orlando, Brooksville
SumterWithlacoochee State Forest306.0[33]492.5Rest area
307.125494.27062309 To CR 476 (via CR 476B north) – Webster
313.036503.78363314 SR 48 – Bushnell
Lake Panasoffkee319.468514.13464321 CR 470 (CR 475) – Sumterville, Lake Panasoffkee
326.797525.92965328 Turnpike south (SR 91) – OrlandoSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
328.004527.87166329 SR 44 – Inverness, Wildwood
Marion337.1[33]542.5Weigh station
339.357546.14267341 CR 484 – Belleview, Dunnellon
344.6[33]554.6Rest area
Ocala348.340560.59968350 SR 200 – Ocala, Silver Springs, Hernando, Dunnellon
350.816564.58469352 SR 40 – Ocala, Silver Springs
352.195566.80370354 US 27 (SR 500) – Ocala, Williston, Silver Springs
356.478573.69671358 SR 326
Irvine366.723590.18372368 CR 318 – Irvine, Orange Lake
Alachua373.650601.33173374 CR 234 – Micanopy
381.5[33]614.0Rest area
Gainesville382.390615.39774382 SR 121 to SR 331 – Gainesville, Williston
383.694617.49675384 SR 24 – Gainesville, Archer
387.218623.16776387 SR 26 – Gainesville, Newberry
389.815627.34677390SR 222 – Gainesville
Alachua398.854641.89378399US 441 (SR 20 / SR 25) – Alachua, High Springs
Traxler404.225650.53779404CR 236 – High Springs, Lake Butler
Columbia411.8[33]662.7Rest area
Ellisville413.709665.80080414US 41 / US 441 (SR 25) – Lake City, High Springs
422.632680.16081423SR 47 – Fort White, Lake City
Lake City427.351687.75582427US 90 (SR 10) – Lake City, Live Oak
434.702699.58583435I-10 (SR 8) – Jacksonville, TallahasseeI-10 exit 296
Suwannee439.386707.12384439SR 136 – White Springs, Live Oak
Hamilton445.4[33]716.8Inspection station
448.5[33]721.8Weigh station
451.262726.23685451US 129 (SR 51) – Jasper, Live Oak
460.350740.86286460SR 6 – Jasper, Madison
Jennings466.825751.28287467SR 143 – Jennings
469.0[33]754.8State of Florida welcome center (southbound only)
470.808757.692I‑75 north (SR 401) – Lake Park, Valdosta, AtlantaGeorgia state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

In literature

In John D. MacDonald's novel, The Long Lavender Look, part of his series about fictional detective Travis McGee, the story takes place on Alligator Alley and in nearby towns accessible from it.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Staff. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ Burghard, August (1969). Alligator Alley: Florida's Most Controversial Highway. Washington, DC: Lanman. pp. 3–29.  Excerpted in "Alligator Alley Story". naples.net. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
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