State Road 24

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SR 24 ends at D and 2nd Streets, one block off the Gulf of Mexico in the city of Cedar Key.

State Road 24 originates at Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico and travels northeast 72.6 miles to Waldo. Outside of Gainesville, the highway is mostly rural, connecting U.S. 19/98 at Otter Creek with the Levy County seat of Bronson at U.S. 27 Alternate.

Within Alachua County, SR 24 angles northeast from Archer, where it meets U.S. 27/41, to I-75 and the University of Florida (UF). SR 24A provides a truck route bypass around UF and central Gainesville along side SR 226 (SW/SE 16th Avenue) and SR 331 (11th Street) north. SR 24 combines with U.S. 441 (SW 13th Street) north from Archer Road and SR 26 (University Avenue) east through Downtown Gainesville. Leaving Gainesville, SR 24 bee lines northeast along Waldo Road to Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) and U.S. 301.

2nd Street west at B Street, one block from City Park and two blocks ahead of the SR 24 eastbound beginning in Cedar Key. Photo taken 07/31/06.
2nd Street at Cedar Key City Hall and C Street. SR 24 follows D Street block block to the west. Photo taken 07/31/06.
SR 24 follows D Street north from 2nd Street by the Cedar Key Historical Museum. Photo taken 07/31/06.
The first confirming marker for State Road 24 east stands on the block of D Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets in Cedar Key. Photo taken 07/31/06.
Crossing Back Bayou along SR 24 (D Street) eastbound. Photo taken 07/31/06.
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SR 24 east at Blue Bayou in Cedar Key. Photos taken 07/31/06.
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Eastbound SR 24 at Number 3 Channel at Cedar Key. Photos taken 07/31/06.
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Number 4 Channel separates Cedar Key from the Levy County mainland. Photos taken 07/31/06.
Levy County Road 347 branches north from SR 24 to Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo taken 07/31/06.
CR 347 follows a 33.53 mile loop northeast from SR 24 to U.S. 19/98 south of Chiefland. Photo taken 07/31/06.
Confirming marker posted eastbound along Archer Road between I-75 and SW 40th Boulevard in Gainesville. Photo taken 08/16/18.
SR 24 (SW Archer Road) intersects SW 37th Boulevard at Butler Plaza West and Butler Plaza shopping centers. Photo taken 08/16/18.
Heavy retail development continues along SR 24 (Archer Road) northeast to SW 35th Boulevard at Butler Town Center. Photo taken 08/16/18.
Approaching SR 121 (SW 34th Street) on SR 24 (SW Archer Road) east. Photo taken 08/16/18.
Following SW/NW 34th Street through Gainesville, SR 121 travels north to Lake Butler and southwest to Williston. Photo taken 08/16/18.
SR 121 runs along the west side of the University of Florida (UF) campus to Green Acres Park and south by a number of apartment communities and SW Industrial Park to SR 331 (SW Williston Road) and I-75. Photo taken 12/14/07.
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Continuing northeast from SR 121, SR 24 (Archer Road) heads along the south side of UF en route to Waldo in 19 miles. Photos taken 08/16/18.
A slip ramp connects SR 24 (SW Archer Road) with Old Archer Road, a south side service road to a number of apartment complexes and SW 23rd Street. Photo taken 08/16/18.
SW 23rd Terrace winds southeast from SR 23 to SW 23rd Street ahead of SR 331 (Williston Road). Photo taken 08/16/18.
SW 23rd Drive stems north from SR 24 (Archer Road) to Hull Road and Mowry Road at UF. Photo taken 08/16/18.
SR 226 & SR 24A split from SR 24 (SW Archer Road) and wind eastward along SW 16th Avenue to U.S. 441 (SW 13th Street). SR 226 comprises a 2.20 mile route to SR 331 (SE Williston Road). Photo taken 08/16/18.
Providing a bypass for SR 24 around Downtown, SR 24A overlaps with all of SR 226 east to SR 331, and with SR 331 (SW Williston Road) north back to SR 24 at East University Avenue. Photo taken 08/16/18.
Reassurance marker posted between SR 24A/226 (SW 16th Avenue) and Gale Lemerand Drive north to UF. Photo taken 12/14/07.
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SR 24 proceeds east through a series of traffic lights with streets leading into the UF campus to U.S. 441 (SW 13th Street). Photos taken 12/14/07.
Curving northward, SR 24 (Archer Road) converges with U.S. 441 (SW 13th Street). The two overlap three quarters of a mile north. Photo taken 12/14/07.
U.S. 441 enters Gainesville north from Micanopy across Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Photo taken 12/14/07.
Two lanes turn northward onto U.S. 441 from Archer Road across from SW 9th Road. Photo taken 12/14/07.
SR 24 west at SR 222 (NE 39th Avenue) in Gainesville. Photo taken 08/16/18.
SR 24 west of U.S. 19/98 at Otter Creek. Photo taken 07/31/06.
SR 24 concludes 24 miles to the southwest of US 19/98 at Cedar Key. Photo taken 07/31/06.
SR 24 bee lines southwest across wetland areas of Gulf Hammock between Ellzey and Rosewood. Photo taken 07/31/06.
Rosewood is a rural settlement along SR 24 west at Levy County Road 345. Photo taken 07/31/06.
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CR 345 stems north 12.61 miles to Rocky Hammock and CR 332 (NW 50th Street) at Curryville. SR 345 takes over from CR 332 north into Chiefland. Photos taken 07/31/06.
Continuing southwest from CR 345 at Rosewood, SR 24 reaches Cedar Key in nine miles. Photo taken 07/31/06.
Next along SR 24 southwest from Rosewood is the rural community of Sumner. Photo taken 07/31/06.
Land southwest of Sumner to the Gulf of Mexico falls within Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve. Photo taken 07/31/06.
CR 347 arcs north from SR 24 near Cedar Key to Fowler's Bluff through Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. NW 60th Street leads the route east to U.S. 19/98 near Usher. Photo taken 07/31/06.
The last shield for SR 24 westbound stands between CR 347 north and Cedar Key Plantation. Photo taken 07/31/06.
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Leading south into Cedar Key, SR 24 follows a causeway to Number Four Channel and Havens Island. Photos taken 07/31/06.
SR 24 crosses Number Three Channel south of Sunset Point. Photo taken 07/31/06.
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Traveling south through northern reaches of Cedar Key, SR 24 crosses Blue Bayou and Back Bayou. Photos taken 07/31/06.
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An end of state maintenance sign markers the south end of State Road 24 at D and 2nd Streets in the Cedar Key business district. Photos taken 07/31/06.

Photo Credits:

07/31/06, 12/14/07, 08/16/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 75
U.S. 19
U.S. 27
U.S. 41
U.S. 98
U.S. 301
U.S. 441
U.S. 27 Alternate
State Road 20
State Road 26
State Road 121
State Road 226

Page Updated 04-16-2019.

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