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How accurate are the I-95 mile markers?

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Mile markers placed by the Department of Transportation along I-95 and any other interstate are precisely accurate relative to their position from the state border. The markers reset at each state border and begin with 1 at the south and west and increase heading northbound and eastbound.

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For example, if a driver is heading north on I-95 in Florida and passes mile marker 171, she is 192 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport at exit 363. If the driver is thinking about stopping in Flagler Beach along the way, she is roughly 113 miles away from exit 284.

Interstate mile markers are also beneficial in determining a driver's precise location in the event of an emergency. For example, if a driver experiences car trouble in an unfamiliar area, he can direct assistance to the mile marker nearest him for immediate aid.

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