Interstate 40

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Interstate 40
File:Interstate 40 map.png
Length- 2,555 miles
West end- Barstow, CA
East end- Wilmington, NC
States served- CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, AR, TN, NC

Interstate 4 (I-4) is a 132.298-mile-long (212.913 km) intrastate Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Florida, along a southwest–northeast axis from I-275 in Tampa to I-95 at Daytona Beach. The entirety of I-4 overlaps nearly the entirety of State Road 400 (SR 400), which extends as a contiguous, signed 4.216-mile (6.785 km) surface street in Daytona Beach from I-95 to US Highway 1 (US 1, also SR 5). I-4 has no auxiliary Interstate Highway spurs or loops; however, it intersects several tolled expressways—designated as state roads—that serve as spur and partial loop routes in the Orlando metropolitan area, which (unlike most major U.S. cities) lacks any auxiliary interstate highways.

The first segment of I-4 opened to traffic in 1959 and the highway was largely completed by the late 1960s. I-4's original western terminus was in St. Petersburg, but in 1971 the highway segment from St. Petersburg to its present terminus at I-275 was redesignated as part of I-75 before being redesignated again as I-275. The median of I-4 between Tampa and Orlando was the planned route of a high-speed rail line between these cities, which was cancelled in 2011. The "I-4 corridor" is a strategic region in politics, due to the large number of undecided voters in a large swing state.

Major junctions
West end:I‑275 in Tampa
  • I‑75 near Brandon
  • SR 39 in Plant City
  • US 98 in Lakeland
  • SR 408 in Orlando
  • SR 46 in Sanford
  • SR 44 in DeLand
East end:I‑95 / SR 400 in Daytona Beach