Interstate 195 marker

Interstate 195

Julia Tuttle Causeway
Map
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-95
Maintained by FDOT
Length4.42 mi[1] (7.11 km)
ExistedDecember 23, 1961[citation needed]–present
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
West end I-95 / SR 112 in Miami
US 1 / US 27 in Miami
East end SR 112 / SR 907 / SR 907A in Miami Beach
Location
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountiesMiami-Dade
Highway system
US 192 SR 196
Julia Tuttle Causeway
The Julia Tuttle Causeway eastbound connecting Midtown Miami with Miami Beach
Carries6 lanes of I-195
CrossesBiscayne Bay
LocaleMiami
Characteristics
DesignBeam, fill causeway
MaterialSlabs and girders
Total length2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Longest span0.4 miles (0.64 km)
Clearance above68 feet (21 m)

Interstate 195 (I-195) is a 4.42-mile-long (7.11 km) auxiliary Interstate Highway connecting I-95, its parent route, in the west with Miami Beach in the east. It crosses Biscayne Bay by traveling over the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The causeway is named after Miami founder Julia Tuttle.

It is part of the longer State Road 112 (SR 112), which continues to the west as the Airport Expressway and to the east as Arthur Godfrey Road (41st Street).

As part of a pilot program, the Florida Department of Transportation painted the shoulders as bike lanes east of US Highway 1 (US 1). Pedestrians are still prohibited.

Route description

I-195 at exit 5
I-195 eastbound toward Miami Beach

I-195 begins at the eastern end of the I-95 and SR 112 interchange, also known as the 36th Street Interchange, heading east with interchanges with Miami Avenue and US 1 before heading onto the Julia Tuttle Causeway, where the Interstate crosses Biscayne Bay. At the eastern end of the causeway in Miami Beach, it has an interchange with SR 907 before terminating at the intersection of SR 907A and Arthur Godfrey Road, about a mile (1.6 km) west of SR A1A.[2][3]

History

On December 23, 1961, three signed roads along the route of SR 112 were opened: the 36th Street Tollway, now the Airport Expressway, I-195, and the I-195 Spur along with a stretch of I-95 in Miami. The I-195 Spur was the surface portion of the west–east state road along Arthur Godfrey Road in Miami Beach, connecting I-195 and SR A1A east of the causeway. The I-195 Spur signs disappeared from the road shortly after the designation was decommissioned by the newly formed U.S. Department of Transportation in the late 1960s.[citation needed]

In popular culture

Famously, in early 1975, the rhythm of their car on this road was the inspiration for the Bee Gees's song "Jive Talkin'".[4]

Exit list

The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.

Locationmi[5]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Miami0.0000.000
SR 112 west (Airport Expressway) – Miami International Airport
SR 112 continues west
0.0000.0001 I-95 (SR 9A) – Downtown Miami, Fort LauderdaleWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-95 exit 4
0.6781.0912ANorth Miami AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance
1.0511.6912B US 1 (Biscayne Boulevard / SR 5) / US 27
Biscayne Bay (Intracoastal Waterway)1.651[6]
3.690
2.657–
5.938
Julia Tuttle Causeway
Miami Beach4.27[6]6.875 SR 907 (Alton Road) – Miami Beach, Convention CenterEastbound exit and westbound entrance
4.4247.120


SR 907A (Alton Road) to SR 112 east (Arthur Godfrey Road) / SR A1A
At-grade intersection; SR 112 continues east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ Starks, Edward (January 27, 2022). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways". FHWA Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 1, 2023.
  2. ^ Map of Interstate 195 (Map). MapQuest, Inc. 2009. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Google (July 22, 2012). "Interstate 195 (Florida)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "The Bee Gees – 35 Years of Music". Billboard. Vol. 113, no. 12. March 24, 2001. p. 22. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Florida Department of Transportation Interchange Report" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. August 4, 2010. pp. 8–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  6. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
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