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Florida 295

Florida 295 forms a ring around southwest Pensacola, from the Main Gate to Pensacola Naval Air Station through Warrington to West Pensacola and Ninth Avenue in the city. The state road varies between four and six lanes throughout its routing. This includes a short expressway segment (New Warrington Spur) at U.S. 90 and Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive). This partial-limited access highway, completed in 1973, has an overpass above Florida 298 (Lillian Highway), a partial cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 90, and a partial "Y" interchange with Florida 727.

The expressway portion of SR 295 combines with Fairfield Drive, which Florida 295 follows for the remainder of its course to Pensacola. The arterial provides the northernmost third of a route between Interstate 110 and the Naval Air Station. East of I-110 (Exit 4), SR 295 ends at Florida 289 (9th Street), with Fairfield Drive continuing northeast to 12th Avenue, which leads to Pensacola International Airport.

The Sam Lovelace Bridge spans Bayou Grande south from Warrington to the Main Gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station. State Road 295 officially ends at the north end of the 1984-built bridge. This view looks at the six-lane span from Jones Point to the east. Photo taken 01/30/06.

A portion of New Warrington Road bypassed by the New Warrington Spur expressway was retained as a segment of State Road 295. This 0.482 mile section of SR 295 links the expressway with SR 298 (Lillian Highway) west while also providing the missing movements to U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) from the adjacent partial interchange.

SR 295 Terminus Location Mileage
South Pensacola NAS - Main Gate 0.00
North SR 289 - Pensacola 8.23*
source: * - 0.365 mile overlap with SR 30 (U.S. 98)
compiled from FDOT Federal-Aid Report

New Warrington Spur consists of a 1.34 mile expressway linking Fairfield Drive (SR 727) with New Warrington Road (SR 295) at West Pensacola. The controlled access highway carries two lanes northbound, and one continuous lane southbound. The speed limit is only 40 miles per hour.

Florida 295 north
Florida 295 begins at the north end of the Bayou Grande bridge along Navy Boulevard. A sign bridge posted above the six-lane arterial outlines the lane allocation for drivers entering the Naval Air Station along Navy Boulevard southbound. Northbound motorists are simply reminded of the 35 mile per hour speed limit. Photo taken 12/21/03.
Sunset Avenue loops southeast from Florida 292 (Gulf Beach Highway) to cross Florida 295 (Navy Boulevard) to Live Oak Avenue near Star Lake. Sunset and Live Oak Avenues were once a part of an unsigned County Road 292A south from SR 292. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Winthrop Avenue veers south from Florida 292 (Gulf Beach Highway) to Live Oak Avenue east of its traffic light with Navy Boulevard. Photo taken 01/31/06.
A two lane ramp connects Florida 292 (Navy Boulevard) northbound with Florida 292 (Barrancas Avenue) east to Bayou Chico and downtown Pensacola. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Continuing northward through Warrington along Florida 295 (Navy Boulevard) after Florida 292. Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 98 joins Navy Boulevard from Myrtle Grove and Lillian, Alabama to the west for a short overlap north to New Warrington Road. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Guide sign posted for U.S. 98 (Dr. Farin Drive) west from Florida 295 north. While Mobile is eventually reached by the US highway, taking U.S. 98 from Pensacola to the Port City is not the most direct route. Photo taken 01/31/06.

U.S. 98 immediately meets the Pensacola Naval Hospital nearby before continuing on to Paradise Beach and Alabama. The highway reduces to two lanes beyond SR 173 and becomes more rural through to Elberta and Foley, Alabama. Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 98 east & Florida 295 north
Reassurance shields posted for U.S. 98 east & Florida 295 north along their 0.3 mile overlap. Photo taken 11/30/08.
Navy Boulevard turns eastward with U.S. 98 to Bayou Chico and Garden Street to downtown Pensacola. Florida 295 continues north along New Warrington Road from the parting US route. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 295 north
New Warrington Road carries four lanes with a grassy median northward from U.S. 98 to the New Warrington Spur expressway. A substantial amount of commercial development lines SR 295 between U.S. 98 and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 11/17/12.
Chief's Way connects Florida 295 (New Warrington Road) with the main gate to Corry Station to the west. East of SR 295, the two-lane roadway doubles as the 0.209-mile Florida 294. SR 294 is remnant from the original U.S. 98 alignment between New Warrington Road and Navy Boulevard. Historically the route was the state road from Pensacola west to Millview until it was renumbered as U.S. 98 and SR 30. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Jackson Street (unsigned County Road 298A) intersects Florida 295 at West Pensacola. The residential thoroughfare leads east to U.S. 98 & Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard) in Pensacola and west through Myrtle Grove to Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive). Photo taken 11/17/12.
Approaching the beginning of the short expressway (New Warrington Spur) on Florida 295 (New Warrington Road) north. New Warrington Road splits with the SR 295 mainline to SR 298 (Lillian Highway) west and an at-grade intersection U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). This stretch of two-lane roadway provides access to U.S. 90 east to Cerventes Street in Pensacola. Photo taken 11/17/12.
New Warrington Road veers to the northeast as Florida 295 enters a short expressway over Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). In place of a direct ramp from northbound Florida 295 to eastbound U.S. 90, movements are handled by the original Florida 295 roadway. Florida 295 signs are still posted along New Warrington Road between here and U.S. 90. Photo taken 12/20/03.
The interchange of Florida 295 and U.S. 90 is a partial cloverleaf. Pictured here is the westbound loop ramp onto Mobile Highway. U.S. 90 remains suburban in nature between here and Florida 173 (Blue Angel Parkway). The naming convention of U.S. 90 relates to its original role as the main route to Mobile, Alabama. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Approaching a partial "Y" interchange where Florida 295 north merges with Fairfield Drive east. This marks the north end of SR 727, though signs were posted for Florida 727 along Fairfield Drive east to SR 292 for a time. Photo taken 11/17/12.
One lane from the ending Florida 727 merges with the left-hand side of Florida 295 as Fairfield Drive enters the intersection with Ruby Avenue, a residential street to the Oakcrest subdivision. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Florida 295 northbound shield posted after Ruby Avenue and SR 727. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Hollywood Avenue stems north from Old Fairfield Road to cross Florida 295 to Massachusetts Avenue and the Montclair neighborhood. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Fairfield Drive was realigned to the north of its original alignment to pass under a Burlington Northern Railroad bridge. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) winds northeast from SR 727 to junction County Road 453 (W Street). W Street comprises a secondary arterial through west Pensacola and the Brownsville and Brent communities. The highway begins at U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) and ends at U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard). Photos taken 11/17/12.
One of two Florida 727 mainline shields that were posted along Fairfield Drive eastbound. Corrected by 2006, this assembly follows the W Street intersection. Photo taken 05/08/04. Second photo taken 11/17/12.
The divided portion of Fairfield Drive ends at junction Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard). Florida 292 provides an alternate route from Pensacola N.A.S. to U.S. 29 and Interstate 10 through Pensacola. The surface arterial also serves the Warrington community west of the city limits. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Fairfield Road transitions into a five-lane arterial east from SR 292 (Pace Boulevard). Florida 292 merges with U.S. 29 at its northern terminus one mile to the north. Southward, Pace Boulevard travels 1.75 miles to merge with U.S. 98 at U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 727 was posted erroneously for Florida 295 on this shield assembly east of Pace Boulevard until 2006. Photo taken 12/20/03. Second photo taken 01/31/06.
L Street serves a number of county offices and the county jail between SR 295 (Fairfield Drive) and parallel Leonard Street. Photo taken 01/31/06.
SR 295 east next splits with SR 752 (Texar Drive). Florida 752 is a short state road that links Florida 295 with Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) within the Pensacola city limits. It crosses Interstate 110 without access. Photo taken 12/20/03.
Shortly after partitioning with Florida 752, SR 295 intersects U.S. 29 and then elevates to pass over a CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 02/02/06.
East from the railroad bridge, Florida 295 divides and enters a partial-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 110. Originally just a diamond interchange, a new loop ramp was added from SR 291 southbound to I-110 northbound to coincide with an expansion of the freeway to six overall lanes. Photo taken 02/02/06. Second photo taken 02/23/10.
The southbound on-ramp to Interstate 110 departs Florida 295 north. Interstate 110 south separates in 2.2 miles into two flyovers for downtown and Pensacola Bay Bridge. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Pensacola Beach is the control city for Interstate 110 south, alluding to the connection with U.S. 98 east to Gulf Breeze and the Bob Sikes Bridge south to Santa Rosa Island. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Motorists along Florida 295 north quickly intersect Florida 291 (Davis Highway) east of the Interstate 110 over crossing. A turn onto SR 291 south carries motorists onto the ramp for I-110 northbound to Interstate 10. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Florida 291 (Davis Highway) runs along the northbound side of Interstate 110 from Florida 295 to Florida 296 (Brent Lane). The tight quarters resulted in a narrow on-ramp squeezing onto the freeway between the two roadways to serve all movements from SR 295. 2002-09 widening of I-110 included the interchange upgrade, which eliminated the left-hand turn onto I-110 north and expanded the movement onto SR 291 north to two turn lanes. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Totaling 8.67 miles in length, SR 291 begins at U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street) by the Pensacola Civic Center near downtown and ends at U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) north of Ferry Pass. The state road consists of a commercial arterial from SR 295 northward and a one-way street couplet southward through the Pensacola street grid. Photo taken 02/23/10.
Expansion of Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) during I-110 road work extended just east of SR 291 by Highland Terrace Shopping Center. This photo looks at the final reassurance marker. Photo taken 05/30/09.
Nearing the northern terminus of Florida 295 at Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue). Ninth Avenue is a second north-south surface arterial paralleling Interstate 110 to the east. The four lane roadway ends near the Pensacola Bay waterfront. Photo taken 05/30/09.
Florida 295 concludes at Ninth Avenue. Continuing northeast on Fairfield Drive leads one to 12th Avenue; 12th Avenue leads to Bayou Boulevard (Florida 296) and Pensacola International Airport. SR 289 stays west of there to Cordova Mall and Olive Road (former SR 290) north of I-10. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Florida 295 south
The first reassurance marker for Florida 295 resides just after the Fairfield Drive intersection with Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue). Fairfield Drive originates from a split with 12th Avenue, 0.3 miles to the east. Photo taken 06/01/13.
0.4 miles west of Ninth Avenue is the meeting of Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) south and Florida 291 (Davis Highway). SR 291, unsigned on SR 295 south, provides a major commercial route north from Fairfield Drive to Interstate 10 and University Parkway. Southward the state road partitions into a one-way couplet through to the Pensacola Bay Center. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Immediately west of Florida 291 (Davis Highway) is the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 110. I-110, completed through here in 1969, provides a high speed route to Interstate 10 near Ferry Pass and Ensley. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Two left-hand turn lanes take motorists onto Interstate 110 south into the Pensacola street grid. The freeway elevates onto a viaduct from ahead of the Maxwell/Jordan Street off-ramp to downtown and U.S. 98 east to the Three Mile Bridge. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Leaving the partial-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 110 (Exit 4), Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) ascends to pass over a CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Fairfield Drive drops from the CSX Railroad bridge by Palafox Industrial Park and junction U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). U.S. 29 originates in Pensacola at Cerventes Street (U.S. 90 & 98), two miles to the south. Photo taken 06/01/13.
U.S. 29 follows Palafox Street northward from Pensacola to the merge with Pace Boulevard (Florida 292) nearby. The route tallies 1,036 miles from the City of Five Flags to Mount Hebron, Maryland, just west of Baltimore. Within Escambia County, U.S. 29 provides the main route north from Pensacola to the Interstate 65 corridor via AL 113 at Flomaton. Photo taken 06/01/13.
State Road 295 continues a short distance southwest from U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) to the merge with Texar Drive (Florida 752). Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 752 follows 1.18 miles of Texar Drive west from Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) to Fairfield Drive. The route is not acknowledged from Fairfield Drive south. Photo taken 06/01/13.
L Street bisects an area with a number of industrial businesses at Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive). The Rose L. Parks Transit Complex of Escambia County Area Transit resides on the southeast corner of the signalized intersection among other county buildings. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) south crosses paths with Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard) at a commercialized junction. SR 292 branches westward from U.S. 29 to the north on a 23.63-mile course to Warrington and Perdido Key.
Only a junction shield assembly is posted for SR 292 on SR 295 south. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Fairfield Drive expands into a four-lane divided highway west from Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard) and continues to junction Escambia County 453 (W Street). Photo taken 06/01/13.
County Road 453 follows all of W Street south to U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) in Pensacola and north to U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) near Interstate 10. W Street is four lanes wide throughout the 5.30-mile course of CR-453. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Reassurance marker for Florida 295 posted along Fairfield Drive south of W Street. Photo taken 06/01/13.
A Burlington Northern Railroad line passes over Florida 295 ahead of the traffic light with Hollywood Avenue. A short stretch of Old Fairfield Drive was bypassed to the north to bypass an at-grade railroad crossing. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Hollywood Avenue stems north from Old Fairfield Drive to Massachusetts Avenue and the Mayfair and Montclair neighborhoods. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Ruby Avenue joins Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) with the Oakcrest subdivision at this traffic light west of Old Fairfield Drive. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Passing by the Oakcrest community, Florida 295 prepares to part ways with Fairfield Drive for the New Warrington Spur expressway at junction Florida 727. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 727 begins and continues Fairfield Drive southwest around Myrtle Grove, while Florida 295 makes a southerly turn toward Warrington and Pensacola Naval Air Station. The two partition at a wye interchange. Photo taken 12/21/03. Second photo taken 06/01/13.
The first of two U.S. 90 eastbound trailblazers situated on the Florida 295 (New Warrington Spur) southbound. The expressway portion of SR 295 elevates above both U.S. 90 and SR 298, though only one through lane is provided beyond the loop ramp onto Mobile Highway east. Photo taken 12/21/03.
U.S. 90 ventures east from SR 295 at West Pensacola to Cerventes Street at Brownsville. Access to U.S. 90 west to Bellview is provided via SR 727 (Fairfield Drive) south from Florida 295 south. Photo taken 12/21/03.
Heading south from Jackson Street (unsigned County Road 298A), Florida 295 gains commercial frontage through to the heart of Warrington. Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 98 west merges with Florida 295 (New Warrington Road) south from Navy Boulevard. Navy Boulevard becomes Garden Street through to downtown Pensacola to the east. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Dewitt Drive ties into the intersection where U.S. 98 west joins Florida 295 south. New Warrington Road ends here. Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 98 west & Florida 295 south
U.S. 98 west & Florida 295 share just 0.3 miles of Navy Boulevard before the US route turns westward onto Dr. Farin Drive. Photo taken 01/31/06.
West from Navy Boulevard U.S. 98 continues to Myrtle Grove, Paradise Beach, and Foley, Alabama. Florida 295 continues Navy Boulevard south to Pensacola N.A.S. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 295 south
Florida 295 draws to a close at the north end of Bayou Grande. Navy Boulevard crosses the six-lane span to the Main Gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station. A partial "Y" interchange follows between Duncan and Murray Roads. Photo taken 12/21/03.
Florida 295 north (New Warrington Road section)
New Warrington Road northbound ahead of Lillian Highway and Florida 298 west. Lillian Highway doubles as SR 298 west to Millview and U.S. 98. Eastward the road intersects Corry Station Road (Escambia County 295A) and Border Street under U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 05/14/02.
North New Warrington Road at U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) in West Pensacola. New Warrington Road parallels the New Warrington Spur expressway to the east to provide access to Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) west and U.S. 90 east from SR 295 north. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Florida 295 south (New Warrington Road section)
County Road 295A splits southeast from New Warrington Road just before the branch of SR 295 intersects the east end of SR 298 (Lillian Highway). Photo taken 01/31/06.

Photo Credits:
2002-05-14, 2003-12-20, 2003-12-21, 2004-05-08, 2004-05-16, 2006-01-31, 2006-02-02, 2008-11-30, 2009-05-30, 2010-02-23, 2010-04-25, 2012-11-17, 2013-06-01 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 110
U.S. Highway 90
U.S. Highway 98
Florida 289 - Ninth Avenue
Florida 291
Florida 292
Florida 298 - Lillian Highway
Florida 727 - Fairfield Drive

Page Updated 06-01-2013.

 
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