Interstate 95

Interstate 95 is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles north and south along the eastern United States coast. The southernmost point is in the city of Miami, Florida; the northern terminus is at the Canadian border at Houlton, Maine.

Table of contents
1 Number of Miles
2 Major Cities Along the Route
3 Intersections with other Interstates
4 Spur Routes
5 Notes

Number of Miles

1907

Major Cities Along the Route

Intersections with other Interstates

Spur Routes

Notes

Interstate 95 is one of the most well-known and travelled highways in the Interstate system, connecting the cities along the Northeast corridor with the sunny environs of Florida.

There is a gap in New Jersey where local opposition groups managed to stop construction of the interstate through the area. This situation is scheduled to be fixed within sometime in the 2010s when a new interchange is to be built, updated signage posted, and I-95 re-routed north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. Some highway mavens think that this will be an inadequate solution, and want the Somerset Freeway built; others want the entire main trunk of the New Jersey Turnpike designated as I-95, as that is where most of the traffic goes anyway; however, this would bypass Philadelphia.

Originally, I-95 was supposed to go through Washington, D.C instead of around it. The section through the city was re-designated as I-395; it does not connect with I-95 at the northern end, but does at the southern end. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is not an interstate, but if it were, it would have been I-295; it is currently designated DC 295 and MD 295. The Capital Beltway article has more about this stretch of highway.

I-95 was also supposed to go through Boston, Massachusetts instead of around it but locals nixed the idea of having the highway go through the city. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation did build a part of the highway north of Boston, then abandoned that section of road. One can still find sections of that highway.


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