I-10 is 2460 miles long from west to east. There are 237 miles in California, 392 in Arizona, 160 in New Mexico, and 879 in Texas. El Paso, Texas is 785 miles from Interstate 10, bringing it closer to Los Angeles than Orange, Texas, which is 880 miles distant on the Louisiana border.
The highway begins in Key West, Florida and ends in Brownsville, Texas, crossing eight states and connecting five cities. I-10 is one of the most important highways in the United States, serving as a conduit between the eastern and western portions of our country. The highway connects Miami with Los Angeles, passing through some of the most industrialized regions in the nation.
I-10 crosses the Florida Peninsula from south to north, connecting the major cities of Tampa and Orlando. It passes just east of St. Petersburg and offers some scenic views out the window. North of Orlando I-10 enters the state of Georgia, where it runs along the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains for nearly 500 miles before entering South Carolina. In South Carolina I-10 goes by several names, including the Savannah River Parkway, Hwy 21, and the William B. Umstead State Route. I-10 continues north into Alabama before ending at Mississippi Boulevard in downtown Brownsville.
Interstate 10 was built during the 1950s and 1960s to connect many small towns that were being developed at the time.
I-10 runs parallel to U.S. 70 and historic U.S. 80 east into the open desert to Deming, the Mesilla Valley, and Las Cruces. I-10 travels east from Van Horn across the northern portions of the Davis Mountains until merging with Interstate 20 in a sparsely inhabited region east of Fort Kent. I-10 continues on toward Montreal where it meets up with U.S. 2.
In addition to serving as a major highway, I-10 has been designated the "Mountain Trans-Texas Corridor" by Texas officials because of its importance for moving people and goods between the eastern and western parts of the state. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) operates and maintains most of the highway, including all interchanges and rest areas. In New Mexico, the department that manages I-10 is the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).
East of Albuquerque, I-10 passes through the San Juan National Forest before entering Colorado. Here, the road enters the Mountain States region as Colorado's portion of I-10. I-10 crosses the Continental Divide at Breckenridge before continuing onto Glenwood Springs where the highway meets up with U.S. 40. From here, travelers can continue west to Salt Lake City or east to Denver.
In Utah, I-10 runs along the border with Nevada for nearly 200 miles before crossing into Arizona near Hualapai Hilltop State Park.
I-10 connects Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic seas. Auxiliary highways also have their own numbering scheme, with a distinct number prefixing the number of their parent route. The auxiliary routes can be found using their respective parent highway's suffixes: I-10A is used for alternate routes while I-10S indicates special interest streets.
The first segment of I-10 was opened on November 11, 1955, between Louisiana and Mississippi. Today, this highway is known as the William P. Hobby Airport Highway or simply as the Houston Intercontinental Parkway. It is an important commuter route into downtown Houston from many parts of southwestern Harris County.
I-10 is also the name of a freeway that runs from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The freeway was completed in 1993. I-10 in Miami is known as the Dolphin Expressway after the popular dolphin mascot of Miami Seaquarium. The name has no relation to the state highway outside of Miami.
There is also an Interstate 10 in Arizona, which runs from Mexico to Utah. This highway was originally designated as part of U.S. 90 before it was transferred to Interstate standards in 1958. No other interstates are planned for this corridor in the near future.
Interstate 20 is a highway in the United States. Interstate-20 connects western Texas to the southeastern state of North Carolina. A quick glance at the US Interstate Highway Map reveals that it is a key east-west connector, stretching for 1,535 kilometers (2,470 km).
I-20 runs parallel to U.S. Routes 80 and 385 for most of its length. It crosses the Texas/Louisiana border twice - once into Texas near Presidio and again into Louisiana near Eunice. The interstate's total length is within driving distance of many cities across Texas and southern Louisiana.
I-20 was built during the early 1950s as a modern replacement for State Highway 20, which at the time was considered one of the nation's best highways. The new freeway was expected to help develop western Texas by making travel between Houston and El Paso more convenient. I-20 has since been extended west beyond its original terminus in Presidio to meet up with I-10 near Amarillo. In addition, plans are underway to extend the freeway further west toward Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Currently, I-20 is being upgraded to a full freeway from end to end. This project will include building additional lanes to reduce traffic congestion and provide better travel options for drivers.
In conclusion, I-20 goes all the way through western Texas and into Louisiana.
I-95 follows almost the same path the insurgents used during the War of 1775-1783. I-95 is the country's longest north-south highway, stretching 1,920 miles from Maine to Florida. It travels through 15 states, the most of any interstate.
I-95 starts in Portland, Maine, and ends in Miami, Florida. The route passes through some major cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Atlanta before ending in Florida.
I-95 was built over 50 years ago and has been improved upon over time. But even with the improvements, this important road remains dangerous due to speeding drivers, drug trafficking, and violence. In 2000, a large section of I-95 near Washington, D.C., was closed for several days while state police investigated the death of singer Michael Jackson. They concluded that he had not been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I-95 has also been known to cause problems for drivers; according to Newsday, there are more than 30 accidents on this highway every day.
I-95 goes north into Canada but only if you're heading to one of the Atlantic provinces or Quebec. Otherwise, you'll want to use the Trans-Canada Highway or another highway going west toward New England or east toward the mid-Atlantic states.