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Florida 87 North

Florida 87 north
Florida 87 northbound shield that was posted on the wye from U.S. 98 (Navarre Parkway) west to State Road 87 north. Photo taken 02/09/06.
The first reassurance shield of Florida 87 resides on the center leg of the state road near U.S. 98. Photo taken 08/09/11.
Laredo Street connects Florida 87 with the residential street grid of Navarre both west and east of the state road. Photo taken 08/25/12.
The second northbound traffic light along Florida 87 in Navarre regulates movements with High School Boulevard east. High School Boulevard stems east to Navarre High School and Navarre Sports Complex, ending at the intersection with Ortega Street and Deer Lane east. Photo taken 05/26/12.
Nearing the westbound beginning of Santa Rosa County 399 (East Bay Boulevard) on Florida 87 north in Navarre. Turkey Bluff Road ties into the signalized intersection from the east. Photo taken 05/26/12.
East Bay Boulevard carries all of Santa Rosa County 399 west to NOFL Holley and U.S. 98 at Midway. County Road 399 straddles the shores of East Bay Boulevard, 9.871 miles west, and circumvents Holley By The Sea. Photo taken 05/26/12.
Continuing north, Florida 87 maintains four overall lanes with a 45 mph speed limit and bike lanes striped on outside shoulders. Photo taken 05/16/14.

Spanning the East Bay River on Florida 87 north after the westbound curve at Harper. A boat ramp and pier resides below the west side of the crossing. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 87 enters the unincorporated Holley community on the westward swing around East Bay. Photo taken 05/16/14.
The state road previously reduced to two lanes from near Dean Creek through Holley to the Eglin Air Force Base boundary. Widening of the highway commenced in September 2010. Work was to be completed by the end of 2012, but an extension of work continued construction through to summer 2013. Photo taken 05/16/14. Second photo taken 11/18/14.
Ascending toward Elgin Air Force Base from Holley on Florida 87 northbound. Gordon Evans Road spurs west to Chimney Cove on East Bay. Bob Tolbert Road loops southeast to State Road 87 through Elgin A.F.B. land. Photo taken 05/16/14.
SR 87 transitions from the 2013-completed four-lane urban arterial section into a two-lane rural highway north from Vonnie Tolbert Road into Eglin Air Force Base. Photos taken 05/16/14.
Choctaw Field Road spurs west from Florida 87 within Eglin A.F.B. to NOLF Choctaw and Grassy Point Park. This is the only marked intersection within the military reservation along the state road. Photo taken 12/24/10.
Low rolling hills set the tone for Florida 87 north between Choctaw Field Road and the viaduct over the Yellow and Dead Rivers. Photo taken 11/01/08.
Florida 87 reaches the 4,750-foot span across the Yellow and Dead Rivers. This bridge was built in 1984 and it carried 7,400 vehicles per day in 2008. Photo taken 05/16/14. Second photo taken 12/09/12.
Widening of State Road 87 from County Road 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) northward to U.S. 90 was completed in 2006. This view shows the southbound (original) lanes configured for two-way traffic. Photo taken 02/09/06.
Florida 87 emerges from the Eglin A.F.B. forest and meets Santa Rosa County 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) opposite Nichols Road. Much of Eglin is forested as the base was a part of Choctawatchee National Forest originally. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Santa Rosa County 184 follows Hickory Hammock Road west 3.338 miles to Santa Rosa County 89 (Ward Basin Road) at Wards Basin. The county road offers an alternative to East Milton in lieu of Florida 87 north to U.S. 90. Nichols Lake Road spurs east to Southern Raceway and a handful of rural subdivisions. Photo taken 02/09/06. Second photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 87 continues northwest by NAS Whiting OLF Santa Rosa to Welcome. Photo taken 02/09/06. Second photo taken 08/03/11.
State Road 87 north at the access road to OLF Santa Rosa and Fortunate Road west. Photo taken 11/01/08.
Nearing the diamond interchange with Interstate 10 (Exit 31) at the community of Welcome. Photo taken 08/03/11.
Interstate 10 leaves the Milton area for a 14-mile exit less stretch to junction Okaloosa County 189 at Holt. Much of the road between Exits 31 and 85 is devoid of exits because of northern reaches of Eglin A.F.B. Photos taken 08/03/11.
Passing under Interstate 10, Florida 87 north approaches the westbound on-ramp to Pensacola, Mobile, and Biloxi. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Interstate 10 continues west one mile to a rest area and three miles to junction Santa Rosa County 89 near Ward Basin. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Four lanes of Florida 87 continue between Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 at the rural community of Welcome. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Florida 87 travels a short distance from Interstate 10 at Welcome to the merge with U.S. 90. The state road partitions into two wyes. Photo taken 04/09/09.
The eastbound wye joins Florida 87 north to U.S. 90 east toward Harold, Floridale and Holt. The westbound wye sees Florida 87 north turn onto U.S. 90 west to East Milton. East Milton Road stems north from the wye to a county correctional facilities. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 travels a rural route east from Milton to Crestview and westward through Milton, Pace, Pea Ridge, and Pensacola along an increasingly suburbanized arterial. Photo taken 02/08/06. Second photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 & Florida 87 share 4.581 miles west through downtown Milton. Long range plans include a bypass route of Milton for State Road 87 between U.S. 90 and Point Baker. Photo taken 03/09/09.
Traveling along side U.S. 90 in both directions from Florida 87 is the Old Brick Road, the original Old Spanish Trail / State Road 1 alignment from Milton to Harold. The road is open to bicycles and hikers. Photo taken 03/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 north
Florida 87 north merges with U.S. 90 west for a 4.6-mile overlap between East Milton Road and Stewart Street in Milton. A CSX Railroad line along with the original Old Spanish Trail continue along the westbound side of the road. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Approaching Santa Rosa County 89 (Ward Basin Road) along U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 north in East Milton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Santa Rosa County 89 leads 5.8 miles southeast to Ward Basin and Pine Bluff, ending at the Yellow River. More importantly, the route provides a connection between East Milton and Interstate 10 (Exit 28). Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 north elevate over the CSX Railroad and portions of the Old Spanish Trail along a reconstructed bridge. Photo taken 04/09/09.
An older span carries the tandem over Marquis Bayou in East Milton. Photo taken 04/30/11.
U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 cross the Blackwater River between Russell Harbor Road and downtown Milton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
A two lane bridge dumps drivers directly into downtown Milton. Speed limits are set at only 25 mph across the span. Photos taken 04/09/09.
Willing Street flows northbound only from the Santa Rosa County Courthouse along the Blackwater River, meeting U.S. 90 & Florida 87 (Caroline Street) at the first traffic light in Milton. Broad Street begins and travels north from Willing Street, carrying Santa Rosa County 191 to Munson Highway and an exit of Milton. Photo taken 04/30/11.
Elmira Street intersects U.S. 90 & Florida 87 (Caroline Street) next, providing access to the Courthouse and Milton's riverside park. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Santa Rosa County 191 continues south from U.S. 90 & Florida 87 via Canal Street at the third traffic light in Milton. County Road 191 follows Canal and Henry Streets south from Milton to Forsyth Street within the historic district of Bagdad. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 (Carolina Street) north at Santa Rosa County 191 south in Broad Street. County Road 191 provides a direct, albeit slow because of low speed limits, route to Interstate 10 (Exit 26) and the Garcon Point Bridge (Florida 281 Toll) to Gulf Breeze. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & Florida 87 north continue four blocks west on Caroline Street together from County Road 191 (Canal Street) south. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Florida 87 splits with U.S. 90 west at Stewart Street as Caroline Street widens into a four-lane divided arterial. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Westbound at the partition of U.S. 90 and Florida 87 in Milton. U.S. 90 continues southwest toward Pea Ridge and Pace while Florida 87 continues to Naval Air Station Whiting Field and the Alabama 41 corridor to Brewton. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Florida 87 north
Resuming its northward course, Florida 87 (Stewart Street) approaches Berryhill Road west as a five-lane arterial. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Berryhill Street stems west from downtown Milton (Broad Street) to become Berryhill Road and County Road 184A west of Florida 89 (Dogwood Drive). County Road 184A joins Milton with northern reaches of Pace at County Road 197 (Chumuckla Highway). Photo taken 01/30/06.
Park Avenue crosses paths with Florida 87 (Stewart Street) at a signalized intersection adjacent to Milton High School. Park Avenue leads east to Broad Street (County Road 191) and west to Florida 89 (Dogwood Drive). Photo taken 02/07/06.
Motorists see the first of two Stewart Street intersections with Santa Rosa County 191 at Munson Highway. The Munson Highway branch of County Road 191 spurs northeast from Milton, 19.545 miles to Florida 4 at Munson. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Munson Highway initially travels east to merge with Broad Street, a north-south segment of County Road 191, before turning northeast toward Whiting Field and Blackwater River State Forest. Santa Rosa County 191 ends 30.24 miles northward at the Alabama state line. Photo taken 03/09/09.
Florida 87 continues northward and stays west of Whiting Field on the 35-mile drive to Brewton, Alabama. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Reassurance shield posted after the Stewart Street intersection with North Avenue. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Santa Rosa County 191 continues 9.447 miles west from Florida 87 (Stewart Street) along Magnolia Street, to Willard Norris Road and County Road 197 near Wallace. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Continuing north from Magnolia Street (County Road 191) on Florida 87. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 89 travels Dogwood Drive north, 3.561 miles from U.S. 90 to merge with Florida 87 at Arlingwood Drive. Photo taken 05/03/09. Second photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 87 & 89 north
Florida 87 & 89 share 1.641 miles of pavement from north Milton to Point Baker. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Northbound mileage sign posted for Florida 87 & 89. Florida 89 connects Milton with Jay, 23 miles to the northwest. Florida 87 continues north and serves traffic interests to the West Gate of Naval Air Station Whiting Field in four miles. Photo taken 02/07/06. Second photo taken 11/28/09.
Approaching the split of Florida 89 north from Florida 87 north at Point Baker. The tandem travel a four-lane divided highway. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 89 angles northwest 21.79 miles to junction Florida 4 in the town of Jay. The state road ends in 26 miles at Escambia County 55 in Alabama. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 87 north
Four lanes of State Road 87 continue a short distance north to County Road 87A (Langley Street), west of Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Brewton, seat of Escambia County, Alabama, lies 31 miles to the north of the split with SR 89. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Langley Street (County Road 87A) travels east to the West Gate of Whiting Field from Florida 87.
County Road 87A exists in two portions outside of the Naval Base: a 0.992 segment to Florida 87 and a 3.128-mile section (East Gate Road) between the East Gate and County Road 191 (Munson Highway). Photo taken 02/07/06. Second photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 87 narrows to two lanes from County Road 87A (Langley Street) east through to the Alabama state line. Long range plans include widening the entire corridor to four lanes. Photo taken 05/18/14.
Florida 87 northbound lowers to cross Clear Creek from Langley Street. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Northbound Florida 87 draws near Santa Rosa County 182 (Allentown Road) west to Allentown. Photo taken 11/28/09.
County Road 182 ventures 2.015 miles west to Central School Road north at Central High School. Overall the county highway tallies 10.924 miles through to Chumuckla. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Florida 87 continues north through a variety of farm land through to the Alabama state line. Photo taken 11/28/09.
Lowering to cross the West Fork Big Coldwater Creek on State Road 87 north of Allentown. The forthcoming two-lane span was built in 1978. Photo taken 02/07/06.
3.25 miles to the north of Big Coldwater Creek, Florida 87 approaches junction Santa Rosa County 178 (Spanish Trail). Photo taken 11/28/09.
County Road 178 straddles a section line on the 9.026-mile drive west to County Road 197 at New York. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Another 3.25 miles of farm land await northbound motorists on the drive to Whitfield. Photo taken 02/07/06.
A second encounter of Florida 87 with Santa Rosa County 399 occurs at Whitfield. This segment of County Road 399 travels 7.077 miles west to Florida 4. Photo taken 11/28/09.
County Road 399 follows Country Mill Road northwest to end at Florida 4, east of Jay.
Signage for County Road 399 was replaced between 2006 and 2009. Photo taken 11/28/09. Second photo taken 02/07/06.
Florida 87 bends northeast from Whitfield to Berrydale. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Entering the community of Berrydale, Florida 87 meets Florida 4. Signs for the junction were replaced between 2006 and 2009. Photo taken 02/07/06. Second photo taken 11/28/09.
Florida 4 stretches west to Jay and junction U.S. 29 at Century and southeast to Munson, Baker, and U.S. 90 at Milligan. Photo taken 02/07/06. Second photo taken 11/28/09.
Florida 87 arcs northerly through Fidelis on the 16-mile drive to Brewton, Alabama. Photo taken 11/28/09.
A northern segment of County Road 87A ends at Florida 87, two miles south of the Alabama state line. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Market Road carries all 2.992 miles of Santa Rosa County 87A between Florida 87 and Florida 4. The county highway provides a cut off to Jay from the north. Photo taken 11/28/09.
Crossing the Alabama state line, east of Dixonville, on Florida 87 north. Alabama 41 begins and continues north to East Brewton, Brewton and Exit 77 of Interstate 65. Photo taken 02/07/06.

Photo Credits:
2006-01-30, 2006-02-07, 2006-02-08, 2006-02-09, 2008-11-01, 2009-03-09, 2009-04-09, 2009-05-03, 2009-11-28, 2010-12-24, 2011-04-30, 2011-08-03, 2011-08-09, 2012-05-26, 2012-08-25, 2012-12-09, 2014-05-16, 2014-05-18, 2014-11-18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. Highway 90
U.S. Highway 98
Florida 4
Florida 89

Page Updated 11-18-2014.

 
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