Interstate 195 (Florida)

Interstate 195 marker

Interstate 195
Julia Tuttle Causeway
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-95
Maintained by FDOT
Length 4.424 mi[1] (7.120 km)
Existed December 23, 1961[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end I-95 / SR 112 in Miami
East end SR 112 / SR 907A in Miami Beach
Counties Miami-Dade
Highway system
US 192 SR 196
Julia Tuttle Causeway
I-195 Miami eastbound.jpg
The Julia Tuttle Causeway eastbound connecting Midtown Miami with Miami Beach
Carries 6 lanes of I-195
Crosses Biscayne Bay
Locale Miami
Maintained by MDX
Design Beam, fillcauseway
Material Slabs and girders
Total length 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Longest span 0.4 miles (0.64 km)
Clearance above 68 feet (21 m)
Opened December 23, 1961; 57 years ago (1961-12-23)

Interstate 195 (I-195) is a 4.4-mile-long (7.1 km) spur freeway 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, 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 has painted the shoulders as bike lanes east of US 1. Pedestrians are still prohibited.

Route description [ edit ]

I-195 begins at the eastern end of the I-95 and SR 112 interchange, heading east with interchanges with Miami Avenue and U.S. Route 1 (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 Goodfrey Road, about a mile west of SR A1A.[2][3]

History [ edit ]

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 I-195 Spur, along with a stretch of I-95 in Miami. 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 United States Department of Transportation in the late 1960s.[citation needed]

In popular culture [ edit ]

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

Exit list [ edit ]

The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.

Location mi [1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Miami 0.000 0.000 SR 112 west – Miami International Airport SR 112 continues west
0.000 0.000 1 I-95 (SR 9A) – Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-95 exit 4
0.678 1.091 2A North Miami Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1.051 1.691 2B US 1 (Biscayne Boulevard / SR 5)
Biscayne Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) 1.651–


Julia Tuttle Causeway
Miami Beach 4.27[5] 6.87 5 SR 907 (Alton Road) – Miami Beach, Convention Center Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
4.424 7.120 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 [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "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.
  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. 113 (12): 22. March 24, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagramsArchived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014

External links [ edit ]

Route map:

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