Escambia County Road 749 - Old Chemstrand Road

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County Road 749 remains in use along 2.25 miles of Old Chemstrand Road, between County Road 95A (Old Palafox Highway) to Chemstrand Road in the Gonzalez area of Escambia County. The route carries traffic between U.S. 29 and the Ascend Performance Materials chemical plant off the Escambia River.

CR 749 used to turn south along Chemstrand Road, 3.95 miles to U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). That section was dropped after 2010. Historically the Old Chemstrand Road portion of CR 749 was a part of State Secondary 297 and the Chemstrand Road section was State Secondary 292. Escambia County 749 was designated over these stretches by 1981.

County Road 749 east
Old Chemstrand Road begins from U.S. 29 and quickly intersects County Road 95A (Old Palafox Highway). This short segment is not officially apart of CR 749. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Escambia County Road 95A parallels U.S. 29 just to the east along the former alignment of the US highway between Cantonment and Ensley. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Old Chemstrand Road bends northeast from the Cypress Lakes Golf Club to end at Old Chemstrand Road south and the Ascend Performance Materials plant access road. CR 749 used to turn south to Ensley here. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Chemstrand Road (former CR 749) south
Old Chemstrand Road straddles a section line due south from the end of CR 749 to intersect the east end of unsigned County Road 186 at Kingsfield Road. CR 186 ventures west 5.45 miles to CR 97. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Chemstrand Road (former CR 749) north
Chemstrand Road constitutes a residential through route with two lanes northward from Nine Mile Road at Ensley to Gonzalez. Shields for CR 749 were removed from the route by 2006. This scene looks at Ten Mile Road, an east-west road between Steffani Road and Pate Street. Photo taken 02/02/06.
Chemstrand Road continues north from Ten Mile Road toward Gonzalez and a signalized intersection with Kingsfield Road. Kingsfield Road doubles as County Road 186 west to County Road 97 southwest of Cantonment. The route is generally unsigned. Photo taken 02/02/06.
A series of pentagons direct motorists from Chemstrand Road north onto Old Chemstrand Road west for Escambia County Road 749. A pair of access roads connect the intersection with industrial plants to the east. Photo taken 07/24/11.
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Beyond a wye for the Ascend Performance Materials road, Chemstrand Road turns to end at CR 749 west. Photos taken 07/24/11.
County Road 749 west
Leading away from Old Chemstrand Road along County Road 749 (Chemstrand Road) west. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Escambia County Road 749 (Old Chemstrand Road) passes by Cypress Lakes Golf Club and parallels a railroad spur west toward County Road 95A (Old Palafox Highway). Photo taken 02/02/06.
CR 95A parallels both U.S. 29 and a CSX Railroad line north to Cantonment and south to Ensley and Brent. The flasher pictured here was removed by 2011. Photo taken 02/02/06.
County Road 749 scenes
Ten Mile Road west at Chemstrand Road (old CR 749). Ten Mile Road comprises a truck route along with Pate Street from an industrial plant along the Escambia River. Photo taken 02/02/06.

Photo Credits:

02/02/06, 07/24/11 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 29
U.S. 90 Alternate

Page Updated 04-04-2014.