Interstate 10

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I-10.svg

Interstate 10 (I-10) is a United States interstate highway that starts at the Pacific Coast in Santa Monica, California and runs 2,460 mi (3,960 km) east through the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to tne Atlantic Coast in Jacksonville, Florida. It serves as an important southern tier transcontinental highway across the Southwest and southeastern U.S. connecting the major cities of Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport/Biloxi; Mobile, Pensacola and Jacksonville; and the three state capitals of Arizona (Phoenix), Florida (Tallahassee), and Louisiana (Baton Rouge). It is the third longest transcontinental interstate highway behind Interstate 90 (Seattle to Boston on the northern tier) and 80 (San Francisco to New York on the middle tier); and the fourth longest east to west interstate after Interstate 40 (Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina).

Understand[edit]

Old Spanish Trail.svg

Interstates 8 and 10 carry much of the Old Spanish Auto Trail (OST) between San Diego, California and Jacksonville, Florida which is also overlapped by the Dixie Overland Highway between Scroggins Draw, Texas (present Jct of I-10 & 20) and San Diego. The historic highway itself spanned from St Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California via San Antonio, Texas and is often referred to as the "(old) US Route 66 of the South." After 1926, when the US Highway numbering system was implemented, the OST became U.S. Highway 90 east of San Antonio and US Hwy 80 west of Scroggins Draw towards San Diego. Between San Antonio and Scroggins Draw, portions of U.S. Highway 87, Texas State Highway (SH) 27, and a pre-1991 alignment of U.S. Highway 290 (west of Fredicksburg) replaced the OST. A third option(OST 3) served as an alternate route to the OST on the present US Hwy 90 from San Antonio, westward towards Del Rio via Uvalde. From Del Rio it (US Hwy 90/OST 3) winds northwesterly towards Van Horn through Langtry, Dryden, Alpine and Marfa and ends at the old US Hwy 80 (OST 1), north of its intersection with I-10 in Van Horn, Texas. A second option (OST 2) branches from San Antonio and follows the present day I-37 towards Corpus Cristi and then on US Hwy 77/I-69E south to Brownsville where it ends. The original Old Spanish Auto Trail begins at the Huguenot Cemetery in Saint Augustine and ends at Horton Plaza Park in San Diego. Intestate 10 supersedes US Hwy 90 east of San Antonio and replaces US Hwy 80, 60 and other US and state highways between San Antonio and Los Angeles. Interstate 8 replaces the remaining section of the Old Spanish Trail and the Dixie Overland Highway (US Hwy 80) from Gila Bend, Arizona to San Diego. U.S. Highway 1 continues the Old Spanish Trail from Jacksonville to its eastern terminus in St Augistine.

Promoters of the Old Spanish Trail claimed that it followed the route used by "Spanish Conquistadors" 400 years earlier, but there was no continuous trail or road from Florida to California during Spanish times nor did it bear any relationship with earlier Spanish Cattle Trails that existed between Los Angeles, Barstow and Santa Fe, New Mexico during Spanish times.

The only toll section of I-10 is a 10 mi (16 km) stretch between Katy, TX and Houston known as the "Katy Managed Lanes". The Katy Managed Lanes consist of four inner lanes of 18 total lanes that are tolled while the other outer lanes remain toll free. In elsewhere, most of I-10 remains toll free.

Prepare[edit]

See also: Driving in the United States

In the southwestern deserts between San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Indio/Palm Springs, or going off of the I-10 corridor, there is little, if any, services as they are further apart! In some places it can be over 100 miles in 110+ degree summers which can be dangerous. Carry fresh drinking water during every cross-desert travel. Make sure your vehicle is in good, non-overheating condition, with a cool A/C, and also make sure the vehicle has a full tank of gas before leaving a city, town or from last night's accommodations. Charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs) are further apart.

Get in[edit]

Interstate 10 begins/ends at its junction with Pacific Hwy (CA-1) on the Pacific Coast in Santa Monica. Going west the freeway simply goes through a tunnel and curves north as Pacific Highway (CA-1). In the east coast it begins/ends at its junction with Interstate 95 in Jacksonville where I-10 splits up towards (or merge from) different directions. To continue further east towards the Atlantic Coast, one can travel another 20 mi (32 km) on US-90 (Beach Blvd) from I-95 to its intersection with FL-A1A in Jacksonville Beach. I-10 intersects other major US interstate highways (Interstates 5, 8, 15, 17, 25, 20, 35, 45, 49, 55, 59, 65, 75 and 95); various three digit interstates (serving as local auxiliary highways), state and U.S highways in the eight states it passes through.

By plane[edit]

See also: Air travel in the United States

The Interstate 10 corridor can be accessed by plane through Los Angeles/LAX, Ontario, CA; Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, New Orleans, Gulfport-Biloxi, Pensacola and Tallahassee with airports next to or near the freeway. In other cities, such as Jacksonsville, Austin, Houston and Long Beach the airport is further away (10-40 mi/32-64 km) from the I-10 corridor on another highway.

Go[edit]

By train[edit]

See also: Rail travel in the United States
Amtrak Sunset Limited (interactive map)

Amtrak operates trains "more or less" along the Interstate 10 corridor serving the major cities in Southern California, the Southwest, Texas and the Southeastern part of the country. Some segments are further away from I-10 such as the segment between Palm Springs and Maricopa, Arizona and from El Paso to San Antonio, Texas while other parts of the route are practically next to the freeway such as the section between Tucson, Arizona and El Paso. The following trains operate along the I-10 corridor:

  • The Sunset Limited runs three times a week from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, Maricopa (nearest stop to Phoenix), Yuma, Palm Springs and points in between. Additionally, Amtrak's Texas Eagle service between San Antonio and Chicago incorporates the Sunset Limited to provide a direct connection to Los Angeles with the same stops as the Sunset Limited from San Antonio. There are Thruway bus connections between the Sunset Limited in Houston and the Texas Eagle in Longview, Texas; and betwen Maricopa and Phoenix.
  • The MetroLink is an extensive regional train network in Southern California with rail lines radiating out from Los Angeles Union Station to surrounding suburbs and counties, stretching as far as Perris, Lancaster, Oceanside, San Bernardino, Riverside and Oxnard. The San Bernardino and the Riverside Lines closely parallel the 10 through east L.A. and the Inland Empire to San Bernardino and Riverside respectively. There are connections to local and regional public transportation (Foothills Transit, LA Metro, Omnitrans, RTA, etc) at each station and cross platfrom transfers with Amtrak's Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited through Los Angeles Union Station, Pomona and Ontario from MetroLink's Riverside Line.

By bus[edit]

See also: Long-distance bus travel in the United States

There are several bus companies operating buses along the I-10/US 90 corridor with Greyhound serving the entire length while other companies operate buses along certain sections of I-10 to make the journey possible without a car. Bus company listings marked with the Mexican flag are those that offer onward connections further south of the border to as far as Mexico City. See By bus under Get in in a particular city article for a list of bus companies and their bus station/stop locations:

  • Greyhound Lines, toll-free: +1-800-231-2222. Travels the entire I-10 corridor between Los Angeles, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and points in between. Passengers planning to travel the entire length of I-10 by bus will have to buy separate tickets between each of the cities named above. A single bus ticket from Los Angeles to Jacksonville (end to end) typically route the passenger from El Paso through Dallas/Ft Worth, Atlanta and/or Savannah (via I-20/75 or 95) to reach Jacksonville. There's an once daily bus between El Paso and San Antonio on I-10 as most buses are routed through Dallas (via I-20) where passengers transfer to another bus to Houston or San Antonio. Some buses going from Houston to Mobile may use I-12 from Baton Rouge to bypass New Orleans while others go into New Orleans via I-10 or through Lafayette, Houma and other local stops on US 90 to reach New Orleans. In Florida some of their buses continue south towards Miami (via Ocala and Orlando) on I-75 from the I-10 corridor in Lake City. Check schedules.
  • Mexico El Paso Los Angeles Limousine Express, (El Paso bus station) 720 S Oregon St (S Oregon and E 6th St), +1 213 623-2323, +1 915 532-4061. Travels along I-10 between Los Angeles, Indio, Phoenix, Las Cruces and El Paso wih additional stops in E. Los Angeles, El Monte and San Bernardino on Interstate 10. Their Los Limousines buses continue south of the border towards Chihuahua City via Ciudad Juarez.
  • Flixbus (operated by various bus companies), +1 855 626-8585. Operates buses (on contract with different bus companies) from Los Angeles to El Paso via Phoenix and points in between. They also have another segment between Houston and New Orleans via Beumont/Vidor and Baton Rouge.
  • Megabus. Only connects San Antonio to Katy, Houston, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. From New Orleans a separate route goes towards Atlanta via Mobile and Montgomery. There's no through ticketing from San Antonio to New Orleans and Mobile so passengers will have to buy separate tickets between San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans to reach Mobile. There's also another Megabus route in Jacksonville but it only goes south towards Orlando via Daytona Beach (via I-95/4) and north to Atlanta.
  • New Mexico Park & Ride Gold Line, +1 866-551-7743. Bus operated by the New Mexico Dept of Transportation throughout New Mexico state on multiple routes. In southern New Mexico the 'Gold Line' bus only connects Las Cruces to Anthony, Texas; and El Paso along I-10.
  • Mexico Omnibus Express, +1 602-272-3030. They offer bus service between Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales in U.S. on I-10 & 19, and from Nogales to Cualican along Fed Hwy 15 through multiple cities in Sonora and Sinaloa.
  • Mexico Tornado Bus Co. & El Expreso, +1-915-351-9002, toll-free: +1-888-358-6762. They operate a once daily bus from El PAso to San Antonio on I-10 while most of their buses are routed through Dallas where passengers change buses to reach San Antonio or Houston. They have more buses traveling between San Antonio and Houston, and from Houston towards Homestead or Plant City, Florida (on two separate routes). Tornado buses serve Beaumont, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Hammond, and Biloxi etc on the I-10/12 corridor between Houston and Lake City. They also offer onward connections to Mexico from San Antonio and Houston towards Laredo/Nuevo Laredo; McAllen/Reynosa;and Brownsville/Matamoros. Check schedules or call.
  • Mexico Tufesa, (Los Angeles bus station) 611 Maple Ave (Along Maple Ave between 6th & 7th), +1 213 489-8079. Connects Los Angles to Hermosillo via Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales. Travels on I-10, 19 and Mex Hwy 15/15D. In Los Angeles they have another station at 5201 E Olympic Blvd in East L.A. Prices vary depending on your destination.
  • Mexico Turimex (subsidiary of Grupo Senda), +1 800 980-1300. Operates buses from San Antonio to Houston, Baton Rouge, Biloxi and Mobile.

There are additional express and local buses operating as local public transportation along I-10 at varying distances in different places. These options are generally cheaper and more frequent than Greyhound or other intercity companies for the same distances but they are slower with more frequent stops and transfers than with Greyhound. They are generally most available almost contiguously on the first/last 142 mi (229 km) in Southern California, from Santa Monica to Indio. Local public transportation is infrequent or unavailable along most other sections of I-10 especially in remote rural areas. The following are most notable:

  • Big Blue Bus Rapid 10. Big Blue Bus is operated by the City of Santa Monica to provide local public transportation in and around Santa Monica, California. The Rapid 10 bus operates as an express bus along the first/last 20 mi (32 km) section of I-10 between Santa Monica and the downtown Union Station via downtown Los Angeles.
  • Foothills Transit Silver Streak Line. Foothills Transit provides local public transportation in/between the various cities of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, east of downtown Los Angeles and in Pasadena. The Silver streak operates fequent express buses from downtown L.A. to Cal State LA, El Monte, Westfield West Covina, Pomona Transit Center (Riverside Metrolink & Amtrak Sunset Limited) and Montclair Transit Center (San Bernardino Metrolink) on a 24/7 schedule. The #699 bus runs a more direct route from downtown L.A. to Montclair Transit Center with fewer stops in between. Passengers transfer to the San Bernardino Metrolink train to get to the Sun Line Transit #10 bus in San Bernardino.
  • Sun Line Commuter Link #10. Sun Line Transit operates local public transportation in the Coachella Valley between Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Indio, California. The #10 Commuter travels along a 75 mi (121 km) stretch of I-10 from San Bernardino to Indio via CSUSB main campus, Beaumont and CSUSB in Palm Desert
  • Transporte Ruta Binacional, (Downtown El Paso bus station) 410 S Santa Fe St (SE corner of S Santa Fe & Paisano), +52 656-170-84-93 (MX), +1 915-235-8268 (US). Daily 7AM-9PM, every hour. Local public transportation operated by a Mexican company connecting Ciudad Juarez to El Paso (travels on I-10 from downtown, El Paso Airport to El Cielo Mall). In Ciudad Juarez, they serve the Juarez Bus Station, Juarez Airport, the US Consulate and downtown Cd Juarez. $2 to downtown Ciudad Juarez to $20 to the US Consulate south of Ciudad Juarez.
  • Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA). JTA operates as local public transportation in/around Jacksonville. They travel the first/las 23 mi (37 km) between the downtown Jacksonville transit center (across street from the Greyhound station) and Jacksonville Beach at 3rd St S (FL-A1A) & 4th Ave S on the Atlantic Coast with the following:.
  • 10 - Atlantic Blvd (FL-115 & 10) and along 3rd St (FL-A1A to) to its intersection with 4th Ave S in JAX Beach.
  • First Coast Red Line travels along Beach Blvd (US-90)(with limited stops) between downtown Jacksonville and JAX Beach (3rd St S & 4th Ave S).

See or add to By bus under Get around or Get in, in a city or town article for an additional list of local public transportation companies serving the city/town.

Drive[edit]

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Map of Interstate 10

Mile markers are statewide mileposts, starting with "0" at the western border of each state which increases as you go east and then starts over at "0" when crossing the state line into the next state. So going west the numbers on the mileposts will decrease and then start over at the highest number when crossing a state line. The exit numbers correspond with the mileposts so some numbers may be skipped if the exits are further apart from one to the next. Other exits that are one next to the other or "2 in 1" may have the same exit number followed by an "A", "B" or even a "C" such as "Exit #100A" to get on A St, "Exit #100B" to get on B St and so forth.

California[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) for cars on rural stretches and 65 mph (90 km/h) in urban areas or lower if posted otherwise. Speed limit for large trucks is 55 mph (88 km/h) in both rural and urban areas.

The segment of I-10 in California runs east from Santa Monica through Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Palm Springs before crossing the desert and into the state of Arizona. In the Greater Los Angeles area, it is known as the Santa Monica Freeway and the San Bernardino Freeway, linked by a short concurrency on I-5 (Golden State Freeway) at the East Los Angeles Interchange. I-10 also has parts designated as either the Rosa Parks Freeway, the Redlands Freeway, or the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway. I-10 is also known colloquially as "the 10" to Southern California residents

California 60.svg & US 99 (CA historic).svg I-10 replaces the section of US Hwy 60 & 70 (paired) between Brenda, Arizona to Beaumont, California where US Hwy 60 and 70 splits. From Beaumont, US Hwy 60 followed the Moreno Valley Freeway (CA 60 & part of I-215), through the Moreno Valley, Riverside, and to CA-71 in Pomona where it rejoined the San Bernardino Freeway (present I-10). US Hwy 60, 70 and 99 were multiplexed on the present I-10 from Indio, through Beaumont (where US Hwy 60 left), to its intersection with CA-71 where US Hwy 60 rejoined the San Bernardino Freeway into downtown Los Angeles as US Hwy 60, 70 & 99. US Hwy 99 ran concurrent along the present I-10 from Indio to its intersection with US Hwy 101 in downtown Los Angeles where it went north along the present Interstate 5 through the San Fernando Valley. Going south US Hwy 99 followed the present CA-Hwy 86 from Indio to Brawley along the western shores of the Salton Sea. From Brawley, US Hwy 99 followed CA-111 to the Mexican border in Calexico where it ended/began. After 1964 the remaining sections of US Hwy 60 on the Moreno Valley Freeway and the Pomona Freeway were renumbered to CA-Hwy 60 while the remainder (old US Hwy 70, 99) became I-10. US Hwy 99 was decommissioned in favor of I-5 and CA-99. Eventually the section of present day CA-60 (Pomona Fwy) continues from CA-71, through Pomona, Diamond Bar and City of Industry/Hacienda Heights, to I-5 in downtown Los Angeles after the completion of the remaining section(s) that were under construction.

  • Business Loop 10.svg Business Loop (BL)-10 serves as an auxiliary surface street branching from the interstate through Blythe as Hobson Way and along the eastern edge of Indio on 'Old Hwy 86' to the intersection of CA-86 and 111 SE of town. They replace a section of the old US highway (US Hwy 60 & 99) that once went through town as a local street.


I-8.svg & US 80 (CA historic).svg I-8 replaces the Old Spanish Auto Trail (US Hwy 80) from Gila Bend, Arizona to its western terminus in San Diego. There are sections of the old US Hwy 80 remaining as a two lane road alongside I-8 through Arizona and California continuously. Parts of the old US 80 goes through Yuma as BL-8. Other sections in California have been abandoned as a road for vehicular use and serve as hiking trails. I-8 and old US 80 go through Yuma and El Centro/Calexico to get to San Diego.

  • 1 Santa Monica - A popular seaside community famous for its beach and amusement park pier, with a bustling shopping promenade.
  • I-10.svg East to Los Angeles, California 1.svg Coastal Route (Rte) (Mile 0.0). CA-1 curves eastwards through the McClure Tunnel where the road becomes I-10 past the Lincoln Blvd exit.
  • California 1.svg Lincoln Blvd (EB)/4th & 5th St (WB) (Exit 1A). Going west Interstate 10 officially ends at the 4th St overpass where a sign reads, "FREEWAY ENDS." The freeway continues the rest of the way into the tunnel where it curves north and becomes Pacific Highway (CA-1).
  • California 1.svg Lincoln Blvd (WB)/20th St (EB) (Exit 1B).
  • Colverfield Blvd (Exit 1C). Westbound access only.
  • Centinela Blvd/Pico Blvd (Exit 2 (EB Side)/2A (WB side)).
  • Bundy Dr North (via 2C); Bundy Dr South (via 2B) (Exit 2B/2C). Westbound access
  • 2 Culver City - Best known for film and TV production, including the old MGM studios, which is now part of Sony Pictures. Also noted for its excellent dining scene, local shops, and a couple of intriguing museums, including the quirky Museum of Jurassic Technology.
  • I-405.svg North to Sacramento; I-405.svg MUTCD I-5.svg South to LAX, Long Beach (Exit 3). I-10 is accessed from Exit 53 of I-405.
  • 1 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX IATA). Go south on I-405 from I-10 to "Century Blvd/LAX Airport" (at Exit #46 from SB side or Exit #48 from NB side of 405). Likewise travelers can get off at Lincoln Blvd (CA-1) in Santa Monica and go south on Lincoln Blvd towards LAX at Century Blvd. Each rental car company have their own separate locations surrounding LAX for rental car returns.
  • National Blvd/Overland Ave (Exit 4). signed only as "Overland Ave" from westbound lanes
  • National Blvd (Exit 5). westbound access only
  • Robertson Blvd Culver City (Exit 6).
  • La Cienga Blvd (Exit 7A). signed and access to "California 187.svg La Cienga Blvd/Venice Blvd" from westbound lanes.
  • Washington Blvd / Fairfax Ave (Exit 7B).

From Culver City I-10 passes through the Westside where the rest of the world thinks of when they think"California". Beautiful beaches, fancy homes, movie stars: it's all there. I-10 also divides the Westide from South Central L.A. which is notorious for being a high crime area known and for being the epicenter of the race riots of 1967 and 1992. Surprisingly it is the location for University of Southern California, the museums and stadiums of Exposition Park, the famous Watts Towers, and significant centers of African-American culture.

  • Western Ave (Exit 11).

The San Gabriel Valley encompasses the suburban valley communities (cities) east of Downtown Los Angeles, as well as the forested San Gabriel Mountains to the north of the valley.

The Inland Empire of Southern California is a semi-arid region, east of Los Angeles, made up of scores of cities and towns. The boundaries are often a subject of debate, however, it is generally agreed that the western boundary is the San Bernardino County/Los Angeles County line and the eastern limits are the most urbanized areas of San Bernardino County and Riverside County.

  • Mountain Ave (Exit 50).
  • California 83.svg Euclid Ave (Exit 51). Divides Ontario from Upland
  • 4th Ave (Exit 53).
  • Vineyard Ave (Exit 54). goes by the Ontario Convention Center
  • MUTCD I-5.svg Archibald Ave/Ontario Airport (Exit 55/55B). Direct access to the airline terminals at Ontario International Airport from the freeway. Exit 55 from EB side and 55B from WB side.
  • Haven Ave (Exit 56, Rental Car Return). Go south on S Haven to the Rental Car Center for rental car return. "Rental Car Return" not signed from the freeway.
  • Millikan Ave (Exit 57). Go north N Millikan Ave to get to Ontario Mills Mall a major retail hub in the area.
  • I-15.svg North to Barstow, Las Vegas; I-15.svg South to San Diego (Exit 58). I-10 is accessed from Exit 109 of I-15. Travelers going towards North Carolina, from L.A., (via Grand Canyon, Northern Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee) will find it more efficient to travel on I-40 from Barstow than to continue east on I-10 through Phoenix (I-17), Texas (I-20/30), Alabama (I-65) or Florida (I-75/95). It's also a popular and a quicker route (I-10/15) for L.A. locals going on weekend trips to Las Vegas and for travelers touring Route 66 to get from Southern California to Amarillo, Texas.
  • I-215.svg North to San Bernardino, Barstow; I-215.svg South to Riverside (Exit 72). I-10 is accessed from Exit 40 of I-215. Travelers coming from the east or the Inland Empire (nearer the I-10/15/215 junctions) and going north on I-5/CA-99 towards Sacramento via the San Joaquin Valley can get off I-10 at I--215 which merges into I-15 north of San Bernardino (or at I-15 at Exit 58 between Fontana and Ontario). Go north on the 15 to CA-58 at Exit 179 in Barstow and go west on CA-58 to CA-223. Continue west on CA-223, past the south of Bakersfiled, to I-5 at Exit 239 (Bear Mountain Rd) of I-5 or continue west on the 58 past the 223 turn-off into Bakersfield to get to CA-99. This route bypasses the Los Angeles area.

The western portions of Riverside County include the far outskirts of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, as well as more rural areas like Temecula, known for its wineries and hot air balloons. The majority of the county lies in the desert, with the most-visited portion being Palm Springs and its neighboring resort towns. Further east the county is essentially uninhabited, and includes the remote, rocky desert of Joshua Tree National Park, and the empty landscapes west of the Colorado River.

  • 11 Beaumont
  • 12 Banning
  • 1 Joshua Tree National Park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres (320,000 hectares) of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, conserving two separate desert ecosystems at different altitudes. It is named from the distinctive Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), a tall-growing plant that grows prevalently in the higher elevations of its boundaries which dot the 800,000 acre park.
  • 13 Palm Springs is a resort city in the California desert. It became a destination during the 1950s and 1960s when Hollywood movie stars flocked there in droves. Nowadays, the area offers entertainment for all ages, although the most common demographics consists of retirees. Palm Springs offers a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities. Known for its hiking, mid-century modern architecture, stunning natural beauty and sparkling pools, Palm Springs has the perfect blend of outdoor activities and casual relaxation.
  • 14 Palm Desert lies in the Coachella Valley at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. The city is home to many golf courses, attractions, luxury hotels and shops, and spas that make the region a famous getaway for much of Southern California.
  • 15 Indio
  • 16 Blythe
  • MUTCD I-5.svg Airport Mesa Dr (Exit 232). Blythe Airport is off the freeway to north. It serves as a general aviation airport
  • California 78.svg Neighbours Blvd, Brawley (Exit 236). Brawley is 89 mi (143 km) south, towards I-8, from here.
  • Lovekin Blvd (Exit 239).
  • 7th St Blythe (Exit 240).
  • US 95.svg Intake Blvd, Needles (Exit 243). Going south on US Hwy 95 it continues east on I-10 to Quartzsite. US Hwy 95 goes north from here, on Intake Blvd, to Needles (96 mi (154 km) north).
  • 7th St Blythe (Exit 240).
  • Business Loop 10.svg E Hobson Way (Exit 242). Westbound exit and entrance only.
  • Riviera Dr (Exit 243). Eastbound exit and entrance only. Riviera Dr curves under the freeway and go back towards the other direction, on the other side, as E Hobson Way.
  • 3 Blythe Agricultural Inspection Station (Mile 243), 7116 I-10 (4 miles east of Blythe, west of the state line on the Colorado River), +1 760 920-3666. All westbound traffic must stop for agricultural inspection. They're looking for fruits, vegetables, firewood, hay, nursery stocks and anything invasive that may be in violation of state and federal quarantine laws.

Crosses the Colorado River to/from Arizona

Arizona[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 75 mph (120 km/h) for cars and trucks on rural stretches and 65 mph (104 km/h) in urban areas or lower if posted otherwise.

US 60.svg & US 80 (AZ historic).svg In Arizona, I-10 was built on a different alignment that only replaces US Hwy 80 between Benson and Tucson and US Hwy 60 west of Brenda to provide for a more straightforward and efficient path through the state. Between Brenda and Tucson and between Benson and the New Mexico State line I-10 replaces a series of other state highways. Meanwhile US Hwy 80 followed a different route than the present I-10 which is replaced by the following state highways after being decommissioned:

  • New Mexico 80.svg & Arizona 80.svg The Old US Hwy 80 splits from the present I-10 as NM-80 in Road Forks (Exit 5) to go south towards the Mexican border in Douglas, Arizona, through Rodeo, New Mexico. It becomes AZ-80 after crossing the state line. From Douglas, AZ-80 goes back north towards Benson through Tombstone and Bisbee. The Old US Highway 80 joins the present I-10 (at Exit 306) from Benson to Tucson. I-10 between Road Forks and Benson replaces old NM-14 and AZ-86 (concurrent w/ US Hwy 80 between Benson and Tucson) for travelers who want to keep going without taking the detour to Douglas. Presently AZ-86 (W Ajo Way) truncates at it junction with I-19 in Tucson.
  • Arizona 77.svg Arizona 79.svg US 80 (AZ historic).svg From Tucson the Old US Hwy 80 continued north on the present day AZ-77 (N Oracle Ave) to Oracle Junction and then along AZ-79 through Florence to US Hwy 60 in Florence Junction. US Hwy 80 ran concurrent with US 60,70,89 (on the same road) through Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix to approximately 7th Ave & Van Buren where US Hwy 60,70,89 go towards Wickenburg on Grand Ave. US Hwy 80 continued west on W Van Buren to 17th Ave where it turned south and then continued west from S 17th Ave, on W Buckeye Rd, to Goodyear. From Goodyear is curved southwesterly on MC-85 along the southside of Buckeye towards the Gila River.
  • I-8.svg US 80 (AZ historic).svg Arizona 85.svg The historic US Hwy 80 runs alongside the Gila River, parallel with AZ-85 (a more straight path) at opposite sides of the Gila River to Gila Bend where the US Hwy 80 continued west towards San Diego (presently Interstate 8). There are sections of the Old US Hwy 80 that remain as two lane roads running alongside Interstate 8. Other segments go through the cities/towns as Business Loop I-8 (BL-8), while others are abandoned from vehicle use and are now hiking trails.
  • Business Loop 10.svg Business Loop (BL)-10 serves as an auxiliary road branching from the interstate through San Simon, Bowie, Willcox, Benson, Phoenix, Tucson and Quartzsite as a local street. They replace a section of the old US highway (US Hwy 60 or 80) that once went through town as a local street.

Going west from Phoenix to Los Angeles US Hwy 60 & 70 (both were paired on the same road from Globe to Los Angeles) leave Phoenix in a northwestly direction towards Wickenburg through Glendale and Peoria on Grand Ave and then southwest towards the present I-10 (Exit 31), west of Brenda, from Wickenburg. They than continued west towards Los Angeles along the present day I-10. Presently US Hwy 60 ends at the (westbound) on-ramp to I-10, west of Brenda (Mile 31) while US Hwy 70 truncates further east in Globe. Between the US Hwy 60 exit near Brenda and Phoenix is a new addition to provide a straight path into Phoenix rather than routing I-10 upon US Hwy 60 through Wickenburg, Peoria and Glendale into Phoenix.

Western Arizona is a remote region consisting of deserts and mountains. It is west of Phoenix and Tucson, north of the border with Sonora, Mexico, and east of the Colorado River which separates Arizona from California.

  • Ehrenberg is a census designated place (unincorporated) located on the Colorado River, which forms the border with Riverside County, California, near the city of Blythe. It is situated close to Interstate 10, at the southern end of the Parker Valley and next to the Palo Verde Valley
  • Ehrenburg Parker (Exit 1).
  • Tom Wells Rd (Exit 5).
  • Dome Rock Rd (Exit 11).
  • "US 95.svg Arizona 95.svg Parker Yuma" from EB side, signed "Quartzsite" from WB side (Exit 17). Exits off at Main Event St. Go north to Main St and take a right (east) on Main St to get into town. AZ-95 and US-95 goes north-south through town as Central Ave. US Hwy 95 goes south towards Yuma while AZ-95 goes north towards Parker. Going north on US Hwy 95 it follows I-10 west into Blythe. Likewise, travelers going towards Needles can go north on AZ-95 from Quartzside to Parker and go west on AZ-62/CA-62 to Vidal Junction at US Hwy 95, north of Blythe. Turn north on US-95 to Needles from Vidal Junction, California.
  • "US 95.svg Arizona 95.svg Parker Yuma" from WB side; signed "Quartzsite" from EB side (Exit 19). Exits Off at Riggles Ave. Go north to Main St and take a left (west) on Main St to go into town.
  • Gold Nugget Rd Rd (Exit 26).
  • US 60.svg East to Wickenbug, Prescott (Exit 31). Historically US Hwy 60 & 70 (both were paired on the same road from Globe) used to continue west towards Los Angeles on the present I-10. Now US Hwy 60 ends at the west bound on-ramp while US Hwy 70 ends further east in Globe.
  • 2 Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, +1 928-857-3253. Vistor Center: Nov-Mar: daily 8AM-4:30PM; Lands, roads and trails: daily from sunrise to sunset. Established to protect and rcreate the marshes and backwaters that historically provided wintering grounds for waterfowl and other wildlife along the Colorado River. Auto tour, boating, hiking, birding, fishing, horseback riding, photography. Free. Cibola National Wildlife Refuge (Q5119238) on Wikidata Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on Wikipedia
  • 3 Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Along US 95, north of Yuma, south of Quartzsite; major entrances at Crystal Hill, Palm Canyon, King Valley, or the Castle Dome), +1 928-783-7861. Visitor Center: M-F 8AM-4:30PM; Lands, roads and trails: open daily, year-round w/ some temporary closures due to military range testing. Wildlife refuge and habitate of the Kofa Mountains. Hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, horseback riding, birding, hunting, photography. Free. Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Q12061030) on Wikidata Kofa National Wildlife Refuge on Wikipedia
  • Vicksburg Rd (Exit 45).
  • Hovatter Rd (Exit 53).
  • Ave 75E (Exit 69).
  • Salome Rd (Exit 81).
  • Tonopah (Exit 94).
  • Wintersburg Rd (Exit 94).

Greater Phoenix is a large conurbation of cities (municipalities) surrounding Phoenix in the middle of the state. Together, it is the Southwest's biggest metropolitan area with artsy urban communities, ritzy resorts, the country's largest university and resulting college town, beautiful desert wilderness on the outskirts and miles upon miles of suburban sprawl.

  • 339th (Exit 103).
  • Sun Valley Pkwy, Palo Verde Rd (Exit 109). Location of Buckeye Airport (for general aviation) and the Lauridson Aviation Museum. The road becomes Palo Verde Rd south of I-10 and Sun Valley Pkwy north of the freeway.
  • Arizona 85.svg to I-8.svg Gila Bend (Exit 112). Signed "Arizona 85.svg to I-8.svg Yuma, San Diego" from the WB lanes. Travelers coming from San Diego to Phoneix can come up north this way from I-8 in Gila Bend and continue east into Phoenix on I-10. Conversely other travelers coming from Los Angeles can exit from I-10 west of Buckeye, go south on AZ-85 to I-8, and continue east towards Tucson on I-8 and 10 via Casa Grande.
  • 19 Goodyear
  • 20 Avondale
  • 21 Litchfield Park
  • 22 Tolleson Tolleson, Arizona on Wikipedia
  • 23 Phoenix is the capital of Arizona with a vibrant downtown, active Latino communities in South Phoenix, artsy and young Roosevelt Street and the upscale Biltmore area. It is the 6th largest city in the United States and the primary political, cultural, economic, and transportation center of the southwest.
  • Buckeye Rd; MUTCD I-5.svg Sky Harbor; Rental Car Return (Exit 149). Go east on Buckeye Rd to get to the airline terminals and the Rental Car Center (RCC). This is also the location for Greyhound bus station.
  • I-17.svg North to Flagstaff (Exit 150, Eastbound exit only.). I-17 begins here from the eastbound lanes of I-10. I-17 goes along the south side of the downtown core and curves north west, of the state capitol district. It intersects I-10 again at Exit 143 (of I-10)/Exit 200 (I-17) west of downtown.
  • I-17.svg North Flagstaff US 60.svg West (Exit 150A); 24th St (Exit 150B) (Exits 150A/150B Westbound exits only.). I-17 begins from the westbound lanes of I-10 through Exit 150A. Westbound US Hwy 60 follows I-17 from here to Thomas/Grand Ave (Exit 201 of I-17). This also serves as a commercial truck route for I-10 truck traffic around downtown Phoenix.
  • 24 Tempe is a small but dynamic, steadily growing city. Its shared history with Arizona State University (ASU) has given it a long-standing reputation as a college town, and it is considered to be the academic and intellectual center of the greater Phoenix area. It is home to numerous research-centric industries in fields ranging from biotechnology to solar energy as well as a high percentage of knowledge workers those industries require.
  • Arizona 143.svg 43rd St, Broadway Rd (Exit 153). Eastbound exit only. Goes out to S 48th St/Hohokam Expressway. Go south (right turn) on S 48th to Broadway.
  • Arizona 143.svg MUTCD I-5.svg North Sky Harbor (Exit 153A); 52nd St, Broadway Rd (Exit 153B) (Exit 153A/153B). Westbound exit only. AZ-143 goes by the airport from the eastside (via Sky Harbor Blvd) and ends at AZ-202 past the airport. It also accesses W University Dr, Washington St and Van Buren St.
  • US 60.svg East Mesa, Globe (Exit 154). Going east US Hwy 60 goes towards Apache Junction as the Superstition Freeway with multiple exits to Tempe and Mesa. Going west, US Hwy 60 continues along I-10 and I-17 towards Grand Ave at Exit 201 of I-17. Prior to the existence of the Superstition Freeway (present day US Hwy 60) the old US Highways 60,70,80,89 ran concurrently and continuously on W Apache Trail (Apache Jct); Main St (Mesa) and E Apache Blvd (Tempe). The road then curves north on Mill Ave towards Papago Park and then westward from Papago Park, along Van Buren, towards Grand Ave at 7th Ave & Van Buren in downtown Phoenix.
  • Baseline Rd (Exit 155). Signed "Baseline Rd, Guadalupe" from the EB lanes. Local access to Arizona Mills Mall via Baseline from the freeway. Go south on Avenida de Yaqui from south of Arizona Mills Mall to get to Guadalupe.
  • 25 Guadalupe was founded around 1900 by Yaqui Indians, who fled their homeland in Sonora to avoid oppression by the Mexican government of Porfirio Diaz. Since its founding, it has been known as a center of Yaqui culture and it is home to many religious festivals. Respectful visitors are welcome to observe these ceremonies, although photography during ceremonies is forbidden.
  • 26 Chandler
  • 27 Sun Lakes Sun Lakes, Arizona on Wikipedia

South Central Arizona have some of the beautiful high deserts, interesting cities and sparse wilderness. It includes the corridor (I-19) from Tucson to Nogales, the biggest port of entry in Arizona.

  • McCartney Rd (Exit 190).
  • Arizona 287.svg Florence Blvd (Exit 194).
  • Jimmy Kerr Rd (Exit 198).
  • I-8.svg San Diego, Phoenix Bypass Route (Exit 199). I-8 begins/ends here. I-8 replaces or supersedes sections of the old Hwy 80 between Gila Bend and San Diego. There are sections of the old US Hwy 80 still there alongside of I-8 in some places along the way. Travelers coming from Tucson towards Los Angeles can go through I-8 to AZ-85 in Gila Bend. Go north on AZ-85 to Exit/Mile 112 of I-10, west of Buckeye, and continue westward towards Los Angeles from Buckeye.
  • Sunland Gin Rd, Arizona City (Exit 200).
  • Toltec Rd (Exit 203).
  • Sunshine Blvd (Exit 208).
  • Arizona 87.svg Coolidge, Florence (Exit 211).
  • Picacho Peak Rd (Exit 219). Main access to Picacho Peak State Park from the freeway.
  • 31 Tucson also known as the "Old Pueblo", is the second-largest city in the state of Arizona and the county seat of Pima County in the Sonoran Desert. It is at a higher elevation than nearby Phoenix and is correspondingly cooler.
  • Prince Rd (Exit 254).
  • Arizona 77.svg Miracle Mile (Exit 255). AZ-77 (old US Hwy 80 and 89) continues north through/from Tucson on N Oracle Ave to Oracle Junction. The old US Highways 80 and 89 then follow AZ-79 from Oracle Junction through Florence, to US Hwy 60 in Florence Junction/Queen Valley where it continued west along US Hwy 60 to Apache Junction.
  • Grant Rd (Exit 256).
  • Speedway Blvd (Exit 257).
  • 29th-22nd St, Silverlake Rd, Starr Pass Blvd (Exit 259).
  • I-19.svg Nogales (Exit 260). I-19 begins and ends here. Follow I-19 to Exit 99 (Arizona 86.svg West Ajo Way) to get on AZ-86 going west to the southside of Tucson Mountain Park, Tohono O'Dham Indian Reservation and Ajo. I-19 ends at the Mexican border in Nogales, 64 mi (103 km) south.
  • 6th Ave, 4th Ave (Exit 261). The old US Hwy 80 and 89 went north along S 6th Ave, through South Tucson and downtown towards University Way. They turned left (west) on University and than right (north) on Oracle Ave (Az-77) where they continued north towards Oracle Junction. Going south the old US Hwy 80 followed E Benson Hwy and the present I-10 towards Benson while the old US Hwy 89 continued south on S 6th Ave which becomes S Nogales Hwy and then along the present I-19 towards Nogales from Exit 69 of I-19. At present US Hwy 89 ends further north in Flagstaff.
  • Benson Hwy, Park Ave (Exit 262).
  • Ajo Way, Kino Pkwy MUTCD I-5.svg (Exit 263). Access from westbound lanes only. Go south on Kino Pkwy to Benson Hwy. Follow Benson Hwy and than south on Tucson Blvd to get to the airport.
  • Kino Pkwy North South to Tucson Intl MUTCD I-5.svg (Exit 263A); Kino Pkwy North Ajo Way (Exit 263B) (Exit 263). Access from eastbound lanes only.
  • 5 Tucson International Airport (TUS IATA).
  • Irvington Rd, Palo Verde Rd (Exit 264).
  • Alvernon Rd North (Exit 265).
  • Valencia Rd, Tucson Intl MUTCD I-5.svg (Exit 267). Go west on Valencia Rd to Tucson Blvd. Go south on Tucson Blvd to get to the airline terminals. First exit to the airport for travelers coming from Benson or anywhere south/southeast of Tucson. Going west the old US Hwy 80 and the old AZ-86 followed E Benson Hwy from Valencia to 6th Ave south of Tucson. The old AZ-86 turned left (west) on Ajo Way while US 80 continued to old the US Hwy 89 on 6th Ave. Presently AZ-86 ends at W Ajo Way and I-19 whereas historically it continued on E Benson Hwy and on the present I-10 to the New Mexico state line, concurrent with US-Hwy 80 to Benson.

Southeast Arizona is a sparsely-populated, scenic region of the Sonoran desert with a number of historic sights and remote wilderness areas.

  • 32 Mescal. Mescal (Q6011334) on Wikidata Mescal, Arizona on Wikipedia
  • Mescal Rd/J Six Ranch Rd (Exit 297).
  • Skyline Rd (Exit 299).
  • 33 Benson. Benson (Q79672) on Wikidata Benson, Arizona on Wikipedia – a historic rail town and convenient base.
  • Arizona 90.svg Ft Huachuca Sierra Vista (Exit 302).
  • Business Loop 10.svg to Arizona 80.svg East Tombstone, Douglas (Exit 303). AZ-80/BL-10 go through town as 4th St. Historically the old US Hwy 80 follows present day AZ-80 to Douglas via Tombstone and Bisbee while I-10 follows the old AZ-86 to the New Mexico state line where it became the old (decommissioned) NM-14 to Roadforks. Since the completion of I-10, AZ-86 ends in Tucson (at W Ajo and I-19).
  • Ocatillo Ave (Exit 304).
  • Business Loop 10.svg to Arizona 80.svg East Pomerene Rd, Tombstone (Exit 306). Signed "Pomerene Rd" from WB side. Pomerene Rd ends at 4th Ave (AZ-80) just south of the freeway. It's right turn from the eastbound lanes or a left from the westbound side.
  • Sibyl Rd (Exit 312).
  • Dragoon Rd (Exit 318).
  • Johnson Rd (Exit 322).
  • US 191.svg South Sunsites Douglas (Exit 331). NB US Hwy 191 follows I-10 east to Exit 352.
  • Business Loop 10.svg to Arizona 186.svg East to Chiricahua National Monument (Exit 336). BL-10 (Old AZ-86) goes into town as Haskell Ave.
  • Arizona 186.svg East Rex Allen Dr, Ft Grand Rd (Exit 340). Main exit into downtown Willcox.
  • Business Loop 10.svg to Old Stewart Rd (Exit 344). BL-10 (Old AZ-86) goes into town as Haskell Ave.
  • US 191.svg North Safford (Exit 352). SB US Hwy 191 follows I-10 west to Exit 331. From this exit, US Hwy 191 goes 39 mi (63 km) north to US Hwy 70 in Safford.
  • 35 Bowie (Exits 362 & 366). Business Loop 10.svg goes through town simply as "Business Loop 10", the main street of Bowie. Bowie (Q4950998) on Wikidata Bowie, Arizona on Wikipedia
  • 36 San Simon (Exits 378 & 382). Business Loop 10.svg goes through town as 6th St. San Simon (Q5245006) on Wikidata San Simon, Arizona on Wikipedia

New Mexico[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 75 mph (120 km/h) for cars and trucks on rural stretches and 65 mph (104 km/h) in urban areas (through Las Cruces and Anthony) or lower if posted otherwise.

New Mexico 80.svg New Mexico 418.svg New Mexico 549.svg In New Mexico, I-10 follows the former path of U.S. Route 80 (US 80) across the state, although major portions of old US 80 were bypassed in Western New Mexico's Bootheel and Doña Ana Counties. I-10 passes through three Southern New Mexico municipalities of regional significance west of the junction with I-25: Lordsburg, Deming, and Las Cruces. Most of I-10 in New Mexico, between Exit 24 (Lordsburg) and Exit 135 (Las Cruces), is concurrent with US 70 and old US 80. The old US 80 leaves I-10 at Exit 116 and runs parallel as NM-549 34 mi (55 km) east of Deming. It goes alongside I-10 into Deming as Business Loop 10 (Pine St) and continues another 14 mi (23 km) west of Deming, alongside I-10, to Exit 68 as NM-418. Going west towards Arizona the old U.S. Route 80 diverges from I-10 at Road Forks (Exit 5) via NM-80 towards the Mexican border in Douglas, Arizona via Rodeo, New Mexico. The present I-10 continues west on the old NM-14 and AZ-86 from Road Forks (Exit 5) to Benson, Arizona (Exit 306) where the old US 80 (now AZ-80) rejoins the highway (concurrent with old AZ-86 on the present I-10) to Tucson.

  • Business Loop 10.svg Business Loop (BL)-10 serves as an auxiliary road branching from the interstate through Las Cruces, Deming and Lordsburg as a local street. They replace a section of the old US highway (US Hwy 70, 80, 180) that once went through town as a local street.

I-10 traverses southern New Mexico through Hidalgo, Grant, Luna, and Doña Ana counties. The interstate travels west–east from the Arizona state line to the interchange with I-25 in Las Cruces, and then travels north–south to the Texas state line. US Route 80 in New Mexico (US 80) was replaced by I-10:

  • Steins (Exit 3). Steins is a ghost town in Stein's Pass of Hidalgo County, New Mexico. It was originally called Stein's Pass after the nearby pass through the Peloncillo Mountains (Hidalgo County). The pass was named after United States Army Major Enoch Steen, who camped nearby in 1856, as he explored the recently acquired Gadsden Purchase.
  • New Mexico 80.svg Road Forks (Exit 5). The old U.S. Route 80 diverges (as NM-80) from the i-10 corridor and goes south towards Douglas, through Rodeo
  • New Mexico 338.svg Animas (Exit 11).
  • 37 Lordsburg - A tiny settlement along I-10 near the Arizona border; nearby are some ghost mining towns from Old West times.
  • Business Loop 10.svg W Motel Dr (Exit 20/20B). Exit 20 from westbound side and 20B from eastbound side. Exit 20A goes into a rest area from the eastbound lanes only.
  • New Mexico 494.svg Main St (Exit 22). Main exit into Lordsburg. US 70 (west) winds its way to Globe through Stafford via Duncan Hwy, from Main St, north of town. Going east, US 70 follows I-10 to Exit 135 in Las Cruces.
  • Business Loop 10.svg US 70.svg E Motel Dr (Exit 24).
  • New Mexico 113.svg Playas (Exit 34).
  • 38 Deming - A small town along I-10 that has some interesting rock formations nearby and is home to an annual quirky "duck race."
  • New Mexico 418.svg (Exit 68). NM-418 replaces a section of the old US Hwy 80 from Exit 68 into Deming (Exit 81), which runs alongside of I-10. Through Deming the old US Hwy 80 is BL 10 (Pine St) across town to Exit 85.
  • Business Loop 10.svg W Pine St (Exit 81).
  • US 180.svg West; New Mexico 26.svg East to I-25.svg ; Silver City Hatch (Exit 82 (Gold Ave)). North of town splits with US 180 going 53 mi (85 km) northwesterly to Silver City while NM 26 goes 48 mi (77 km) northeasterly to I-25 in Hatch. Going east US 180 follows I-10 concurrently to El Paso. Going towards the south of town Gold Ave becomes Cody Rd which becomes Columbus Rd. It goes another 32 mi (51 km) south to Columbus near the Mexican border. Deming, the town itself is south of the freeway.
  • Business Loop 10.svg E Pine St (Exit 85).
  • Akela (Exit 102).
  • New Mexico 549.svg (Exit 116). NM-549 replaces a section of the old US Hwy 80 from Exit 116 to east of Deming (Exit 85) alongside I-10. In between it's also accessible from I-10 at Exit 102 in Akela.
  • 39 Las Cruces - The largest city in southern New Mexico, home to New Mexico State University, some historical attractions, and a gateway to the Organ Mountains east of town.
  • Corralitos Rialtos Rd (Exit 127).
  • MUTCD I-5.svg Las Cruces International Airport (Exit 132).
  • 6 Las Cruces International Airport (LRU IATA). Located 10 min west of downtown Las Cruces in West Mesa, the airport serves as a general aviation airport and for VIP flights. It also have ample facilities for unmanned Aerial activity, and testing and system development. Nearest airport for scheduled passenger airline services is El Paso International Airport, a 45-minute drive south from downtown Las Cruces on I-10.
  • US 70.svg W Picacho Ave (Exit 135). US Hwy 70 connects I-10 from west of Las Cruces towards Clovis through Alamogordo. It crosses through the westside of town as W Picacho Ave to Main St. It then goes northeasterly towards I-25 (Exit 6 of I- 25) on Main St. Going west it runs concurrent with I-10 from Las Cruces to Lordsburg.
  • New Mexico 292.svg Motel Blvd (Exit 139).
  • New Mexico 28.svg Ave Mesilla (Exit 140).
  • New Mexico 478.svg to Main St, University Ave (EB side); New Mexico 101.svg Valley Dr, University Ave (WB side) (Exit 142). go east on University Ave to get to the New Mexico State University campus. University Ave also connects to Exit 1 of I-25.
  • I-25.svg North to Albuquerque; I-10.svg East to El Paso; West to Las Cruces, Mesilla (Exit 144). Southern terminus of I-25. US Hwy 85 runs concurrently with I-25 through New Mexico and with I-10 into El Paso from Las Cruces. I-10 curves southward and merges into I-25 to continue towards El Paso (as I-10) while Exit 144 directs traffic into the northbound lanes of I-25. Coming from El Paso, Albuquerque is 223 mi (359 km) north of Las Cruces via I-25 and Santa Fe is another 62 mi (100 km) north of Albuquerque, Locally I-25 goes through the middle of Las Cruces, accessing most parts of the city. I-10 curves westward along the southside of town, the airport and the town of Mesilla.
  • New Mexico 228.svg Mequite (Exit 151).
  • New Mexico 227.svg Vado, Berino (Exit 155).
  • 40 Anthony, NM Anthony, New Mexico on Wikipedia
  • New Mexico 404.svg Anthony, Chaparral (Exit 162).

Texas[edit]

The maximum rural speed limit is 85 mph (136 km/h) for cars and large trucks which is more relevant along State Highway (SH) 130 between Georgetown (north of Austin) and Seguin (east of San Antonio). The I-10 corridor between Hoodspeth and Kerr Counties is 80 mph (128km/h) in rural areas and 75 mph in urban areas or lower if posted otherwise. The remaining stretches of I-10 remain at 70-75 mph (112-120km/h) or as posted.

US 90.svg & US 80.svg US 90 begins at an intersection with BL I-10 (old US 80) and SH 54 in downtown Van Horn. It then heads south-southeast towards Marfa, where the route begins to head generally east/southeast towards Del Rio and then towards San Antonio via Uvalde. The route is mostly two lanes west of Uvalde. At this point, it becomes a four-lane surface road until it reaches western Bexar County where it becomes a freeway, joining I-10 in Downtown San Antonio. This concurrency with I-10 continues intermittently from San Antonio into western Houston, where US 90 follows the Katy Freeway. The section of US 90 that is multiplexed with I-10 through Houston is the only section of the route that is unsigned. In eastern Houston, US 90 splits from I-10 and heads northeast towards Liberty, eventually traveling through downtown Beaumont where it rejoins I-10 and go concurrently into Louisiana. US 90 between Van Horn and San Antonio replaces the third auxiliary option of the Old Spanish Auto Trail (OST-3). US 80 begins/ends at its junction with I-30 east of Dallas. The remaining sections of US 80 between Dallas and El Paso is replaced by I-20 & I-10.

The following highways replaced the main Old Spanish Auto Trail (OST-1) after 1927, between Scroggins Draw and San Antonio, which were eventually replaced or bypassed by Interstate 10 in phases after 1960:

  • I-10 replaces sections of US 290.svg & Texas 27.svg between Scroggins Draw (Jct I-20), Ft Stockton and Mountain Home (Exit 488). Presently US Hwy 290 ends/begins at its junction with I-10 at Exit 477 (to Fredricksburg).
  • Texas 27.svg & US 87.svg I-10 bypasses SH 27 and runs concurrently with US Hwy 87 between Mountain Home and San Antonio. Historically US 87 went from San Antonio to Comfort where it goes north to Fredricksburg while SH-27 continued northwesterly through Kerrville, Ingram and Mountain Home to Ft Stockton (paired with US Hwy 290). Presently SH 27 is still there, alongside of I-10, between Comfort and Mountain Home ending at milepost 488 of I-10. US Hwy 87 goes south from Fredricksburg to Comfort where it continues concurrently with I-10 from Comfort to San Antonio (Roland Rd at Exit 577). Business Loop (BL)-US 87 serves as an auxiliary road branching from the main US Hwy 87 on the interstate through Boerne and Comfort as a local surface street.
  • Business Loop 10.svg Business Loop (BL)-10 serves as an auxiliary road branching the from interstate through Sierra Blanca, Van Horn, Balmorhea and Ft Stockton as a local surface street. It often replaces an old US and/or state highway (US Hwy 80 & 290) that once went through a town as a local street. In Texas BL-10 is paired with a state (SH) or Farm to Market (FM) highway in some places.

Big Bend Country vast remote region of western Texas consisting of Big Bend National Park, mountains, desert and canyons.

  • Business Loop 10.svg El Paso St (Exit 105). Business Loop (BL) 10 (old US Hwy 80 & TX-Loop 416) goes into town as El Paso St from the west end of town.
  • Texas RM 1111.svg Sierra Blanca Ave (Exit 107). Serves as the main exit into downtown Sierra Blanca from both directions.
  • Business Loop 10.svg Sierra Blanca (Exit 108). Business Loop (BL) 10 (old US Hwy 80) goes into town as El Paso St from the east end of town. Accessible from westbound lanes only.
  • Allamore (Exit 129).
  • Business Loop 10.svg Golf Course Dr (Exit 138). Business Loop (BL) 10 (old US Hwy 80) goes into town as Broadway from Golf Course Dr, at the west end of town.
  • US 90.svg Texas 54.svg Van Horn Dr Dr (Exit 140A). US Hwy 90 begins/ends 3 blocks north at Van Horn Dr and Broadway (old US Hwy 80 & TX-Loop 519) in the middle of town. Going south, US Hwy 90 winds 304 mi (489 km) southeast towards Del Rio (at the Mexican border), through Valentine, Marfa, Alpine, Marathon and Sanderson. From Del Rio it goes another 156 mi (251 km) east, through Uvalde, to San Antonio where it merges with I-10, south of downtown San Antonio.
  • 3 Guadalupe Mountains National Park. is another 62 mi (100 km) north of Van Horn on TX-Hwy 54 at its junction with US Hwy 62. Likewise one can go 113 mi (182 km) east on US Hwy 62 from El Paso to reach Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Q370501) on Wikidata Guadalupe Mountains National Park on Wikipedia
  • Business Loop 10.svg Ross Dr (Exit 140B). Business Loop (BL) 10 (old US Hwy 80) goes into town as Broadway from Ross Dr, at the east end of town. Broadway (old US Hwy 80) continues, alongside I-10, another 19 mi (31 km) east to Moon Rd in Plateau at Exit 159.
  • Wild Horse Rd (Exit 146). Moon Rd
  • Michigan Flat (Exit 153). Richard Kane Rd
  • Plateau (Exit 159).
  • Texas 118.svg, Texas RM 2424.svg; Kent, Ft Davis (Exit 176).
  • I-20.svg East to Dallas-Ft Worth; I-10.svg East to San Antonio, West to El Paso (Exits 186 & 187 at Scroggins Draw). Going eastbound (EB) the freeway continues onto I-20 while I-10 exits off to the right in a single lane to continue east. Going westbound (WB) on I-10 a single lane exits to the right to get onto I-20 east towards Dallas (Exit 187). There's a leftside exit (Exit 186) for westbound (WB) traffic of I-20 to to turn around and go EAST on I-10 while the rest of WB I-20 merges into WB I-10. Exit numbers only appear on the westbound side. Historically US Hwy 80 ran continuously through here between Dallas and Lordsburg, New Mexico via El Paso, now it truncates east of Dallas at its intersection with I-30. Travelers continuing east towards Arkansas and Tennessee would continue on I-30 from east of Dallas.
  • 45 Fort Stockton
  • US 67.svg Texas FM 1776.svg Alpine, Sull Rose State University (Exit 248). US Hwy 67 goes 55 mi (89 km) south towards US Hwy 90 in Alpine. Going north, US Hwy 67 follows I-10 east to Exit 273.
  • Business Loop 10.svg Ft Stockton (Exit 256). Business Loop (BL) 10 (old US Hwy 290) goes through town as W Dickinson Blvd from the west end of town.
  • US 285.svg Pecos, Sanderson (Exit 257).
  • Texas 18.svg Texas FM 1053.svg Monahans (Exit 259). Direct exit into downtown Ft Stockton as N Front St (TX-18). Going north, TX-18 goes 50 mi (80 km) to I-20 in Monahans.
  • Texas FM 1053.svg (Exit 259A). Access to Imperial Hwy from the westbound lanes only. Access to Imperial Hwy from the eastbound lanes through Exit 259 and along the I-10 service road.
  • Business Loop 10.svg US 385.svg Ft Stockton, Marathon (Exit 261). Sign from the eastbound lanes simply reads "Marathon". Business Loop (BL) 10 (US Hwy 385 & old US Hwy 290) goes through town as E Dickinson Blvd from the east end of town. US Hwy 385 turn southwards, towards Marathon on W Railroad Ave. Going north, US Hwy 385 goes concurrently on I-10 to Exit 273.
  • US 67.svg US 385.svg McCammey, San Angelo (Exit 273).
  • 4 Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield (80 miles east of Fort Stockton, 35 miles west of Ozona), +1 432-836-4391. Daily 9AM-5PM. Ruins of an 1850s frontier fort that protected the wagon trail from San Antonio to El Paso. Visitor center with displays, exhibits, and merchandise. $5 a person. Fort Lancaster (Q5471452) on Wikidata Fort Lancaster on Wikipedia
  • Texas 290.svg Texas 349.svg Iraan, Sheffield (Exit 325). If coming from the west, go south on TX-349 to Sheffield and than TX-290 to Ft Lancaster
  • Co Road 307 (Exit 328).
  • Co Road 305 (Exit 337).
  • Texas 290.svg West (Exit 343). If coming from the east, TX-290 serves as the most direct way to Ft Lancaster. Not signed from the westbound lanes except for 'EXIT 343' at the off-ramp.

The Hill Country is a region of the state of Texas in the United States of America. It has some of the most interesting history of the state. The cities here date to Spanish and Mexican days, with many beautiful Spanish missions dotting the area. The terrain is hilly and dry, cut by spring-fed rivers, with the beautiful Texas live oak providing occasional shade.

  • US 290.svg Fredericksburg (Exit 477). Travelers going to Austin from the west can exit here and go east on US Hwy 290, through Fredericksburg. US Hwy 290 does continue east from Austin to Houston thus avoiding a drive into San Antonio.
  • 46 Ozona
  • 47 Sonora
  • 48 Kerrville - Home of one of the country's largest folk festivals.
  • 49 Comfort
  • 50 Boerne
  • 51 San Antonio is the second largest city in the state of Texas and the 7th largest in the United States. It's the 24th largest metropolitan area in the country. Visited by more than 31 million annual visitors, San Antonio is a beautiful city at the axis of three different geological terrains: Hill Country, South Texas Plains and Prairie and Lakes. There's a lot to do in this city: fine art museums, historical missions and plenty of amusement parks in addition to great dining and lots of drinking. The culture and people are vibrant and interesting. San Antonio's downtown is one of the most lively in the nation.
  • I-410.svg MUTCD I-5.svg (Exit 564 of I-10; Exit 15 of I-410). The airport is 6 mi (9.7 km) east/northeast of its interchange with I-10 at Exit 21B from the eastbound lanes of 410 and Exit 21 from the westbound lanes.
  • I-35.svg US 87.svg North to Austin; I-35.svg South to Laredo, I-10.svg East to Houston (Exit 570 of I-10 EB). Two left lanes exit off through the left towards I-35 NB while the other lanes (of I-10) merge into I-35 south towards US Hwy 90 at Exit 153 of I-35.
  • I-10.svg West US 87.svg North El Paso; I-35.svg North to Austin (Upper Level); I-37.svg US 281.svg (Lower Level) Corpus Christi, Johnson City (Exit 156 of I-35 NB). I-10 runs concurrently on I-35 between the US Hwy 90 interchange at Exit 153 to where I-10 continues west towards El Paso from Exit 156. Going east I-10 runs concurrently on US Hwy 90 towards Seguin.
  • I-10.svg US 90.svg East & US 87.svg South to Houston; US 90.svg West to Del Rio (Exit 153 of I-35 SB).
  • I-35.svg US 87.svg North to Austin; I-35.svg South to Laredo, I-10.svg West to El Paso (Exit 572 of I-10/US Hwy 90). I-10 exits off onto I-35 north towards Exit 156 of I-35.

The Prairies and Lakes Region is located in the north central part of Texas. It is home to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.

The Texas Gulf Coast stretches for hundreds of miles, from the Louisiana border to Brownsville on the Rio Grande. The beaches are excellent, and oil-rich cities like Houston make for fun nightlife, too.

  • 57 Brookshire Brookshire, Texas on Wikipedia
  • 58 Katy Katy, Texas on Wikipedia
  • 59 Houston is a sprawling port city in Southeastern Texas. An oil boom and continuing international immigration has brought explosive growth to the city, and it is now the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. While at first glance, the city appears to be a 9-5 central business district surrounded by a sea of suburbs and strip malls, there are many hidden gems to be discovered.
  • 60 Sugar Land
  • 61 Baytown
  • 5 San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (Q7414336) on Wikidata San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site on Wikipedia
  • 62 Stowell Stowell, Texas on Wikipedia
  • 63 China
  • 64 Beaumont
  • 65 Port Arthur

Louisiana[edit]

The maximum rural speed limit is 75 mph (120 km/h) for cars and large trucks which is more relevant along Interstate 49. The I-10 corridor remains at 70mph (112 km/h) in rural areas and 60 mph in urban areas or lower if posted otherwise.

US 90.svg

Entering Louisiana from the west, US 90 and I-10 travel side by side through Lake Charles to Lafayette. In Lafayette, US 90 and I-10 part ways: I-10 proceeds east to Baton Rouge, while US 90 takes a southern turn and passes through New Iberia, Franklin, Morgan City, and the Houma – Bayou Cane – Thibodaux metropolitan area before reaching New Orleans.

Southwest Louisiana is the vibrant "Heel of the Boot" in the southwestern corner of Louisiana. It is a land of contrasts: bountiful culture, amazing food, and colorful annual festivals that get bigger every year; but the Southwest also has a quickly vanishing coastline and equally quick vanishing wetlands environment. It is considered one of the fastest disappearing landscapes on Earth, with some studies showing that it has lost land area in the several of hundreds of square miles. This is a place where sea and land mingle together, and can be seen through the amazing refuges and nature sanctuaries in this area of the state. From the urban center of Lake Charles to the "Louisiana Outback" of Cameron Parish, this unique region has something for all visitors:

  • 66 Vinton Vinton, Louisiana on Wikipedia - The "Gateway to Louisiana," first Louisiana town just after the Texas state line with a few locations for outdoor activities, eats, and lodging, as well as a racetrack casino and a few small video poker rooms.
  • 67 Sulphur - Industrial yet appealing place.
  • 68 Lake Charles - The regional hub and only metro area. Parish seat of Calcasieu Parish and a regional center for gambling. Lady luck often strikes at three separate casinos in the area!
  • 69 Jennings - The seat of Jefferson Davis Parish and the original Louisiana oil town, "black gold" was discovered here and a well put up in 1901.
  • 70 Lake Arthur Lake Arthur, Louisiana on Wikipedia - A handsome town on the lake of the same name, with fishing and boating being the most popular activities. Birding is also popular at the nearby Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.

South Central Louisiana is a part of "Acadiana," the name given to the region of southern Louisiana that is the home of the Cajun (or "Acadian" as they were originally known) people. Everything that made Cajun culture popular came from this region: food, music, literature, and of course, the unique variant of French spoken here. This particular area, along with the Cajun Prairie, is effectively an enclave in the southern United States: an area that is predominantly French in background and culture, but still distinct from French culture in Metropolitan France or Quebec:

  • 71 Henderson Henderson, Louisiana on Wikipedia
  • 72 Crowley Crowley, Louisiana on Wikipedia
  • 73 Rayne
  • 74 Scott Scott, Louisiana on Wikipedia
  • Louisiana 93 (2008).svg Crankton Scott (Exit 97).
  • 75 Lafayette. is a city in Louisiana. It's the unofficial capital of Acadiana or Cajun Country. This flourishing moderate sized city is home to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Music and dancing is an integral part of community life. Several restaurants and dance halls thrive in the area and the city hosts several musical festivals throughout the year. Lafayette (Q128891) on Wikidata Lafayette, Louisiana on Wikipedia
  • Louisiana 3184 (2008).svg Ambassador, Caffrey Pkwy (Exit 100).
  • Louisiana 182 (2008).svg N University Ave (Exit 101).
  • North to I-49.svg US 167.svg Opelousas (Exit 103B); South US 167.svg to US 90.svg Morgan City (Exit 103A) (Exit 103). Going south of I-10, US Hwy 167 connects travelers to US Hwy 90 where it takes a southern turn and passes through New Iberia, Franklin, Morgan City, and the HoumaBayou CaneThibodaux metropolitan area before reaching New Orleans. Going west of its junction with US Hwy 167, US Hwy 90 closely parallels I-10 through Scott, Rayne, Crawley, Jennings and Lake Charles to the Texas state line. Going north, US Hwy 167 becomes I-49.
  • Louisiana Blvd (Exit 104).
  • 76 Breaux Bridge — the largest city in St. Martin Parish
  • Louisiana 328 (2008).svg Breaux Bridge (Exit 109).

The River Parishes are the Louisiana parishes that line the Mississippi River in the eastern part of Acadiana, from the Mississippi state line to just outside the New Orleans metro area. From Baton Rouge north, the parishes are on the west bank of the river (we have placed Baton Rouge in the Florida Parishes). The parishes between Baton Rouge and New Orleans straddle the river and, in particular, form a unique area known as the "Acadian Coast." This was an area that the first Acadian (now Cajun) exiles settled when they arrived in Louisiana from Canada.

  • Louisiana 415 (2008).svg to US 190.svg to Lobdel (Exit 151).
  • Louisiana 1 (2008).svg Port Allen, Plaquemine (Exit 153).

Crosses the Mississippi River.

  • Louisiana 30 (2008).svg to LSU, Nicholson Dr, Highland Rd (Exit 155A). Exit from EB side only, return to WB side only
  • I-110.svg Downtown, Metro Airport (Exit 155B). Additional downtown exit via I-110
  • Washington St (Exit 156A); Louise St (Exit 155C) (Exit 155C, 156A). Exit 156A is accessed from the eastbound side while 155C is only accessed from the westbound side. Both land in the general vicinity of each other.
  • Dalrymple Dr, LSU (Exit 156B).

Crosses City Park Lake

  • Perkins Rd (Exit 157A). Exit from and return to eastbound lanes only.
  • Acadian Thruway (Exit 157B).
  • College Dr (Exit 158).
  • I-12.svg East to Hammond (Exit 159); I-10.svg East to New Orleans (Exit 159). Three left lanes of the freeway continue east as I-12 while the right two lines curve right (south)as I-10 towards New Orleans
  • Louisiana 3188 (2008).svg La Place (Exit 206).
  • US 51.svg I-55.svg Hammond, La Place (Exit 209). Southern terminus of I-55 and US Hwy 51. Going north US Hwy 51 runs concurrent with I-55 to I-12 in Hammond where it splits into a separate road but remains alongside or (or concurrent in some places with) I-55 to Memphis, Tennessee where they go in separate directions. I-55 follows alongside US Hwy 61 from Memphis, through St Louis, to their northern terminus in Chicago. Going south US Hwy 51 continues past I-10 and ends at its intersection with US Hwy 61 in w:La Place while I-55 ends at I-10.
  • I-310.svg South to Boutte Houma (Exit 220). connects the I-10 corridor to:

Greater New Orleans is a region centered on New Orleans, Louisiana's biggest city and top visitor attraction, and encompassing the south east part of the state, including the lower Mississippi River, smaller cities and towns, bayous, wetlands, and nature preserves:

  • MUTCD I-5.svg Loyola Dr, N.O. Intl Airport (Exit 221).
  • 8 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport ((MSY IATA)). The old terminal at the southeast end of the runways is replaced by a new terminal at the opposite side of the runways since Nov 2019. It is directly linked by Loyola Dr from I-10 (Exit 221). Plans are underway for the future use of the old terminal but the car rental center is still next to the old terminal for car rental returns.
  • Louisiana 49 (2008).svg Williams Blvd, N.O. Intl Airport (Exit 223, Rental Car Returns). Travelers coming from the westbound lanes can get on the (old) Airport Access Rd to the old terminal for rental car returns. Access from the eastbound lanes only goes into Williams Blvd (LA-49) which parallels to the Airport Access Rd to the old terminal. The new rental car parking garage is next to the old airline terminal, follow signs. Access to the new airline terminal is via Loyola Dr at Exit 221.
  • 83 Metairie
  • 84 Jefferson
  • 85 New Orleans In New Orleans you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront South has mixed with French sophistication, Spanish style, and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Katrina, "NOLA" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.
  • 86 Slidell

Mississippi[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) for cars and trucks on rural stretches and 60 mph (100 km/h) in urban areas or lower if posted otherwise.

US 90.svg

US Highway 90 serves the main highway through major cities and towns of the Mississippi Gulf Coast while I-10 runs parallel with US Hwy 90 to serve as the main bypass route. There are various north-south roads that connect I-10 to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Ellipse sign 607.svg NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, Waveland (Exit 2). MS-607 connects into US Hwy 90 west of Waveland.
  • 88 Bay St Louis - despite taking a hard hit from Hurricane Katrina, the town still has lots of charm and a local art scene.
  • Elongated circle 43.svg Ellipse sign 603.svg Bay St Louis, Kiln, Picayune (Exit 13). MS-603 provides for a more direct access to Waveland and Bay St Louis from I-10.
  • 89 Diamondhead (Exit 16). Diamondhead (Q2468977) on Wikidata Diamondhead,_Mississippi on Wikipedia
  • 90 Pass Christian Pass Christian, Mississippi on Wikipedia
  • De Lisie Pass Christian (Exit 20). Pass Christian is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) south of this exit, thorugh De Lisie and the Wolf River Marsh Reserve, on Kiln-DeLisie Rd
  • Menge Ave (Exit 24).
  • 91 Gulfport - Mississippi's 2nd largest city is on the coast.
  • Canal Rd (Exit 32). serves as the western city limits boundary of Gulfport.
  • US 49.svg South to Gulfport (Exit 34A); US 49.svg North to Hattiesburg (Exit 34B) (Exit 34). US Hwy 49 goes to US Hwy 90 in Gulfport as 25th Ave
  • 9 Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Go left (east) on Airport Rd from US Hwy 49 to get to the airport. The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport serves as the major airport in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (GPT IATA)
  • Ellipse sign 605.svg Lorraine Cowan Rd, (Exit 38). Goes into the Bernard Bayou Industrial District east of town.
  • Shriners Blvd, Woolmarket (Exit 41).
  • Cedar Lake Rd, Coast Coliseum (Exit 44).
  • Gallery Pkwy (Exit 46A). Access from eastbound lanes only. Entry to westbound lanes only.
  • I-110.svg South to Biloxi, Kissler AFB (Exit 46B). I-110 connects I-10 to downtown Biloxi. There are additional exits to D'Iberville along I-110 between I-10 and Biloxi Bay.
  • Elongated circle 15.svg Elongated circle 67.svg North (Exit 44C). Going north past I-10, I-110 becomes MS-15 & 67 which split in two separate directions.
  • Lamey Bridge Rd (Exit 46D). Access from westbound lanes only. Entry to eastbound lanes only.
  • Ellipse sign 609.svg South to Ocean Springs (Exit 50). MS-609 goes to US Hwy 90 in Ocean Springs as Washington Ave
  • Elongated circle 57.svgGautier Ocean Springs (Exit 57). Goes 4 mi (6.4 km) miles south to US Hwy 90 just east of Ocean Springs. Go east on US Hwy 90 to get to Gautier. Going north on MS-57, it goes another 50 mi (80 km) to McClain.
  • "Gautier" (Exit 61). Go south 3.5 mi (5.6 km) miles on Gautier-Vancleave Rd to US Hwy 90 just west of Gautier. Go another 3 mi (4.8 km) east on US Hwy 90 to get to Gautier. Signed as "Gautier Vancleave" from the westbound lanes.
  • Elongated circle 63.svg East Moss Point; East Pascagoula (Exit 69). The freeway passes through Moss Point. MS-63 passes through Moss Point to the industrial eastside of Pascagoula which is south of US Hwy 90
  • Ellipse sign 613.svg Moss Point, Pascagoula (Exit 68). The freeway passes through Moss Point.
  • Franklin Creek Rd (Exit 75). Westbound travelers entering the state from Alabama can quickly access US Hwy 90 through here and proceed on US Hwy 90 through several cities/towns listed above.

Alabama[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) for cars and trucks in rural and urban areas or lower if posted otherwise.

US 90.svg Alabama 16.svg U.S. Route 90 is internally designated by the Alabama Department of Transportation as State Route 16 (SR 16) (not signed), as a major east–west state highway across the southern part of state along the Gulf coast. US 90/SR 16 crosses the extreme southern part of the state, covering approximately 70 mi (110 km). The routes pass through Baldwin County before entering the city of Mobile where it gains a wrong way concurrency with US 98. and later joins US Truck Route 98, briefly also overlapping Interstate 165. The portion of US 90 that crosses Mobile Bay is locally referred to as the "Causeway". With the completion of I-10, US 90/SR 16 serves primarily as a local route connecting the towns along its path.

I-10 is the primary east–west highway of the Gulf Coast region of Alabama. The highway connects Mobile, the largest city in South Alabama, with Pascagoula, Mississippi, to the west and Pensacola, Florida, to the east. Within the state, the highway connects Mobile and Mobile County with the Baldwin County communities of Daphne and Fairhope.

  • 98 Mobile is a historic, diverse port city with a strong southern culture and heritage. The original capital of French Louisiana, Mobile is home to the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States. It is Alabama's only major port and largest city near the Gulf Coast.
  • I-65.svg To Montgomery (Exit 20). The south end of I-65
  • Alabama 163.svg Dauphine Island Pkwy (Exit 22).
  • MUTCD I-5.svg Michigan Ave (Exit 23). local access to the Mobile Aeroplex which is a general aviation airport and an industrial complex.
  • 99 Daphne & Spanish Fort Daphne, Alabama on Wikipedia

Crosses the Perdido River into Florida.

Florida[edit]

The maximum speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) for cars and trucks on rural stretches and as posted in urban areas.

US 90.svg Florida 10.svg US Highway 90 serves as an auxiliary route of I-10, passing through the county seats of all 15 counties on its course in the Florida Panhandle, and it is also the road upon which many of the county courthouses are located. It is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from Interstate 10 (I-10) throughout the state. It runs as a two-lane highway through most of the sparsely populated inland areas of the Florida Panhandle, widening to four lanes through and near several towns. The speed limit is 55 mph (89 km/h) for all rural points west of Monticello, and it is 60 mph (97 km/h) on all rural points beginning in Madison County to Glen St. Mary. The route also serve the major cities which are also county seats in Pensacola (Escambia County); Tallahassee (Leon County & state capital); Lake City (Columbia County) and Jacksonville (Duvall County).

  • Florida 10.svg also known as Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville, is a major east–west state highway through the Florida Panhandle as an internal designation (with Florida Dept. of Transportation) for U.S. Highway 90. Therefore, mostly unsigned in favor of U.S. Highway 90, it runs from the Alabama state line (Perdido River) to Atlantic Beach. The only sections that are not signed as US 90 are north of Pensacola, where US 90 uses SR 10A and SR 10 is signed as U.S. Highway 90 Alternate, and east of south Jacksonville, where US 90 uses unsigned SR 212. SR 10 is also signed on Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.
  • Florida 8.svg is an internal designation for I-10 by the Florida Department of Transportation. It is unsigned but may appear to run concurrent with I-10 in some maps.

The highway runs east from the Alabama border on the Perdido River, through the Florida Panhandle and North Central Florida, serving the major cities of Pensacola, Tallahassee, Lake City, ending at Jacksonville:

  • 99 Pensacola is a historic beach city in Escambia County, Florida's westernmost county, at the tip of the "panhandle". The city is home to the Pensacola Naval Air Station, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and many historic districts that skirt the downtown area. Surrounded on three sides by water, the Pensacola area is full of history, shipwrecks, beaches and spectacular vistas.
  • 99 DeFuniak Springs is 3 mi (4.8 km) north of the freeway. DeFuniak Springs is a city of 7,000 people (2019) on the Emerald Coast of Florida. DeFuniak Springs is home to Lake DeFuniak, one of two spring-fed lakes in the world that is nearly perfectly round. The surrounding landscape around the lake is often decorated for the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year's to celebrate.
  • US 331.svg DeFuniak Springs, Freeport (Exit 85). Freeport is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) south of DeFuniak Springs on US Hwy 331.
  • Florida 267.svg Quincy (Exit 181).
  • US 90.svg Quincy, Tallahassee (Exit 192). A section of US Hwy 90 between Quincy and Tallahasee. Travelers going to Tallahassee from further west can exit at 199 and follow US Hwy 90 into downtown Tallahassee or towards Quincy from the east.
  • Florida 263.svg Capital Circle Nw, International Airport (Exit 196). Capital Circle (FL-263) provides the most direct way to the airport from I-10 which is another 6.5 mi (10.5 km) south of this exit.
  • US 27.svg Monroe St, State Capitol (Exit 199). Monroe St goes north-south into downtown
  • US 319.svg Florida 61.svg Thomasville Rd/Capital Circle NE (Exit 203). Go Sw on Thomasville Rd (FL-61) to get into downtown without going to Monroe St.
  • US 90.svg West Tallahassee (Exit 209A); US 90.svg East Monticello (Exit 209B) (Exit 209A/209B). A section of US Hwy 90 between Tallahasee and Monticello through two separate exits from both directions. Travelers going to Tallahassee from further east can exit at 209A and follow US Hwy 90 into downtown Tallahassee (location of state capitol).
  • US 90.svg Lee, Live Oak (Exit 275). Section of US Hwy 90 between Lee and Live Oak. Ideal exit to take, to get into Live Oak from the west.
  • US 129.svg Live Oak, Jasper (Exit 283).
  • I-75.svg North to Valdosta (Exit 296A); I-75.svg South to Tampa (Exit 296B) (Exit 296). Interstate route towards Tennessee via Atlanta. Going south this also the shortcut towards the Miami/Fort Lauderdale metro area in South Florida via Ocala and Orlando without going to I-95 in Jacksonville from the west. Local access to Lake City is at US Hwy 90 at exit 427 of I-75.
  • US 41.svg Lake City, White Springs (Exit 301).
  • US 441.svg Lake City, Fargo (Exit 303). US 441 goes through Lake City as Marion Ave. Travelers going into Osceola National Forrest from I-10 west of Lake City can exit through here and go south US Hwy 441 to NE Gum Swamp Rd in Five Points. Go east on NE Gum Swamp road into Osceala National Forest.
  • 4 Osceola National Forest is in the northeastern portion of Florida between Lake City and Jacksonville near the crossroads of I-10 and I-75 and the crossroads of US 90 and US 441. It is located in parts of Columbia, Baker, Bradford, and Hamilton counties. The forest is headquartered in Tallahassee, but there are local ranger district offices in Olustee.
  • US 90.svg Sanderson, Olustee (Exit 324). Section of US Hwy 90 between Sanderson and Lake City. Access to Osceola National Forest through Sanderson or Olustee from US Hwy 90. Westbound travelers from further east can make an exit through here to get to Lake City or get on I-75 south from Lake City. I-10 passes through Osceola National Forest but there are no direct exits into Osceola National Forest from I-10. Travelers would have to exit here or the next one at US Hwy 441 to get into Osceola National Forest.
  • 99 Jacksonville occupies one of the most coveted spots on the Atlantic coast. Set amongst abundant beaches and possessing an ideal subtropical climate, its crown jewel is the unique habitat and natural beauty of the St. Johns River. For this reason and more, "The River City" is a popular destination for vacationers looking for a laid-back Sunshine State escape.
  • US 301.svg Baldwin Starke (Exit 343).
  • Toll Florida 23.svg Cecile Commerce Pkwy; Florida 23.svg to US 90.svg Beaver St (Exit 350).
  • Chaffee Rd (Exit 351).
  • Marietta/Hammond Blvd (Exit 355).
  • I-295.svg North to Savannah; I-295.svg South to Daytona Beach (Exit 356 of I-10; Exiit 21 of I-295). If getting on I-95 from this point or anywhere west this would be the exit to take to avoid heavier traffic nearer to downtown Jacksonville.Travelers coming from the west can go on I-295 north to Exit 33 of I-295 (Duvall Rd/Int'l Airport Blvd) to reach the airport.
  • Florida 103.svg Lane Ave (Exit 357).
  • Florida 111.svg Cassat Ave/Edgewood Ave (Exit 358).
  • Luna St to Lenox Ave/Highway Ave (Exit 359). WB Exit only. EB Entry only.
  • Florida 129.svg McDuff Ave (Exit 360).
  • South US 17.svg to Florida 228.svg Roosevelt Ave, NAS Jax (Exit 361). Access from westbound lanes only.
  • Stockton St/Riverside (Exit 362).
  • I-95.svg North to Downtown Jacksonville, Savannah; I-95.svg South to Jax Beaches, Daytona Beach. Going east Interstate 10 ends at its junction with I-95. Follow I-95 south to, go over the St Johns River Bridge and take the next exit (#350) to continue east on US 90 (Beach Blvd) towards Jax Beaches or onto US 1 south towards Daytona Beach. From I-95 NB, I-10 is accessed from Exit 351B and from the SB south via Exits 351A & 352. Follow "I-10.svg to Lake City" signs to get onto I-10 from 95.

Alternative routes[edit]

  • US 90.svg U.S. Highway 90 predates Intestate 10 between San Antonio, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida while U.S. Highway 80 continued west from Scroggins Draw to San Diego to complete the coast to coast route. With the completion of the interstate highway system, I-10 supersedes US 90 from San Antonio to Jacksonville while US 80 was decommissioned west of Dallas in favor of Interstates 8, 10 and 20 with the sections of the Old US Hwy 80 re-numbered as Business Loop (BL) 10 or to various state highways. US Hwy 90 begins/ends three blocks north of I-10 in Van Horn, Texas. It then heads south-southeast towards Marfa, where the route begins to head generally east. The route is mostly two lanes west of Uvalde. At this point, it becomes a four-lane surface road until it reaches western Bexar County where it becomes a freeway, joining I-10 in Downtown San Antonio.
  • I-8.svg branches from I-10 in Casa Grande, Arizona and go west 348 mi (560 km) towards San Diego, through Gila Bend, Yuma and El Centro/Calexico. Travelers coming from San Diego on I-8 to Phoenix can go north on AZ-85 or the old U.S. Route 80 from Gila Bend to Buckeye and than continue east on I-10 into Phoenix. Westbound travelers from Tucson can do likewise from Casa Grande to Gila Bend, go north on AZ-85 or the old US 80 to Buckeye, and then continue west towards Los Angeles. I-8 replaces the old U.S. Hwy 80 from Gila Bend to San Diego.
  • I-12.svg serves as an auxiliary route, spanning along the northern shores of Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain to bypass New Orleans. It branches from I-10 in Baton Rouge, goes through Hammond and rejoins I-10 in Slidell 91.5 mi (147.3 km) later.
  • I-20.svg & US 80.svg I-20 connects I-10 in Scroggins Draw, Texas to I-95 west of Florence, South Carolina 1,539 miles (2,477 km) later. Going east from Dallas, Texas, US Hwy 80 closely parallels or runs concurrently on I-20 to Cuba, Alabama where I-20 and US 80 split towards separate directions. I-20 continues northeasterly towards Florence, South Carolina while US Hwy 80 goes southeasterly to Savannah, Georgia. Therefore, I-20 replaces, supesedes or is concurrent on the same road with US 80 between Cuba, Alabama and Scroggins Draw via Dallas, Texas where US Hwy 80 truncates in favor of I-20 (west of Dallas).
  • Carretera federal 2.svg Hwy 2 is an east-west highway in Mexico that connects Tijuana in the Pacific Coast to Mexicali, San Luis Rio Colorado, Nogales and Ciudad Juarez along the US/Mexican border. It picks up again from Ciudad Acuna near the southern shores of La Amistad Lake Reservoir and continues along the Mexican side of the Rio Grande through Pierdas Negras, Nuevo Lardo, Reynosa, Matamoros and then ends at Playa Baghdad where the Rio Grande flows out into the Gulf of Mexico. This highway is a 2 lane highway that closely parallels Interstate 8 and 10 from the Mexican side of the border.

Stay safe[edit]

Being in warm climates rattlesnakes, cottonmouth snakes and other poisonous snakes can be found hiding in the shade, in/under vegetation, under vehicles, under picnic tables or inside the restroom buildings. Signs have been posted at the highway rest stops, campgrounds and trails to warn travelers on the presence of snakes.

Go next[edit]

  • The Jazz Track
  • A Taste of Coastal Texas
  • Easy Rider is a 1969 road movie starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson, about a motorcycle ride from Los Angeles to New Orleans. The film is a canonical work of the postwar biker and hippie cultures, and revived the Harley-Davidson motorcycle as an icon of freedom. The route does not closely follow I-10 but rather serves as an alternate route to I-10.
  • US Highway 1 predates the interstate highway system (Interstate 95) still in existence along the eastern seaboard.
  • Route 66 and Radiator Springs
  • Pacific Coast Highway and El Camino Real are a couple of itineraries exploring the coastal regions of California from the western terminus of I-10 in Santa Monica, California.
  • old U.S. Hwy 99 (Interstate 5) forms the main north-south highway along the US west coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver BC. The old US Hwy 99 followed US Hwy 60 & 70 (now I-10 & CA-Hwy 60) from I-5 in Downtown Los Angeles to Indio, California where it continued southward along the western shores of the Salton Sea towards the Mexican border in Calexico along CA-86. Between Brawley, California and Calexico the old US Hwy 99 followed CA-111. Going south from Los Angeles, I-5 continues to San Diego via Orange County and ends at the Mexican border in San Ysidro.
  • Mississippi River
  • Pan American (PanAm) Highway In the U.S. all interstate highways make up the 'Pan-American' highway which spans from the northern coast of Alaska to the Darien Gap in Panama. Interstate 10 from Goodyear to Tucson serves as a part of the CANAMEX_Corridor, a variation of the Pan-Am Highway from the southern end of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, BC; through Alberta, the United States and eventually into Mexico City. The section of Interstate 10 between El Paso and Las Cruces is also a part of the CanAm Highway, another variation of the Pan American Highway which connects El Paso at the Mexican border to northern Saskatchewan in Canada by way of I-25/US Hwy 85 in the U.S., and a variety of provincial highways through Saskatchewan.
  • St Augustine, FL and San Diego, CA are not on Interstate 10 but are the actual end points of the Old Spanish (Auto) Trail from before 1926.
  • (Various cities and regions) listed under "Drive" in the above. From these cities one can travel further along another road to another region or into Mexico as I-10 parallels the Mexican border, with El Paso being the closest to Mexico.
Routes through Interstate 10
Lake CityOsceola National Forest  W US 90.svg E  JacksonvilleEnds at Florida A1A.svg in Jacksonville Beach
in Lake CityOsceola Nat'l Forest  W I-10.svg E  → Jct I-295.svgEnds at I-95.svg in Jacksonville
Ends at California 1.svg in Santa MonicaCulver City  W I-10.svg E  West L.A.Downtown L.A.



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