Interstate 95

How long is I-95?

I-95 is 1,919 miles long. It stretches all the way from the Maine – Canada border to Miami, and is comfortably the longest north-south interstate. It is the sixth longest overall, behind five of the interstates that span the country from east to west.

Where does I-95 end?

The two ends of I-95 are in beautiful Houlton, Maine, which is next to the Canadian border, and tropical Miami, Florida, where the interstate ends at Highway 1 in Florida.

Map of I-95

Attractions near I-95:

As it runs straight through the original 13 colonies, I-95 passes by a huge number of amazing historic places, natural parks and fun sights . Because there are simply far too many incredible places to mention, here are a few:

  • Old Port
    Portland, Maine
    Exits: Several including I-295 and Highway 302
  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial
    Salem, Massachusetts
  • Minute Man National Historic Park
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth Rock
    Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Lizzie Borden House
    Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Manhattan
    New York, New York
  • Independence Hall
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Downtown Annapolis
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • The Washington and Lincoln Monuments
    Washington, D.C.
  • The Smithsonian Museums
    Washington, D.C.
  • USS Wisconsin and Nauticus Experience
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Virginia Beach and False Cape State Park
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • George Washington’s Boyhood Home
    Falmouth, Virginia
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Savannah Historic District and Riverfront Area
    Savannah, Georgia
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
    St. Augustine, Florida
  • Kennedy Space Center / Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
    K.S.C., Florida
  • Jungle Island
    Miami, Florida
  • Miami Beach
    Miami, Florida

When was I-95 started and completed?

Like most interstate projects, I-95 was created by joining various highways and toll roads that existed for many decades prior. The concept for I-95 was likely born out of President Franklin Roosevelt’s National Interregional Highway Committee, which was created in April of 1944. Roosevelt even signed a Federal Aid Highway Act in 1944, which established how interstate construction would be funded.

However, the real boost to I-95 and other interstate construction came in 1956, when President Eisenhower signed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. This act authorized $25 Billion to add 41,000 miles of interstate construction to work towards a national highway system.

Pieces of I-95 were still under construction until September of 2018, when the last remaining piece in New Jersey completed I-95 from Florida to Canada.

What states does I-95 travel through?

Being on the far eastern side of the nation, Interstate 95 travels through our oldest states. These include:

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida

I-95 Major Cities

Many of the largest cities in the United States lie along the I-95 corridor. These include:

  • Portland, Maine
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • New York, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami, Florida

Major Connections & Interchanges

  • Boston
    I-89 N to Montpelier, VT
    I-90 W to Albany, NY
    I-84 W to Hartford
  • New York
    I-80 W to Cleveland, OH
    I-78 W to Harrisburg, PA
  • Philadelphia
    I-76 W to Harrisburg, PA
  • Baltimore
    I-70 W to Pittsburgh, PA
  • Washington, D.C.
    I-70 W to Pittsburgh, PA
  • Richmond
    I-64 W to Charleston, WV
  • Near Raleigh
    I-40 E to Wilmington
    I-40 W to Knoxville, TN
  • Florence, SC
    I-20 W to Columbia, SC
  • Savannah
    I-16 W to Atlanta, GA
  • Jacksonville
    I-10 W to Tallahassee, FL
  • Daytona Beach
    I-4 W to Orlando, FL
  • Miami
    I-75 W to Fort Myers, FL