Florida State Road 77 connects Panama City and Lynn Haven in coastal Bay County with Interstate 10 south of Chipley and Lower Alabama north of Graceville. Following Cover Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard north from U.S. 98 Business (6th Street) in Panama City, SR 77 represents the main commercial arterial through Lynn Haven. Crossing North Bay, the state road continues to the community of Southport and rural Vicksburg. The state road measures 20.437 miles in Bay County, all of which are four lanes.
Heading north from SR 20, the 29.826 mile stretch through Washington County serves the community of Sunny Hills and small town of Wausau. SR 77 expands to four lanes through the diamond interchange (Exit 120) with Interstate 10 outside Chipley. Main Street extends the state road through the Washington County seat.
Remaining rural north of Chipley, SR 77 crosses into western Jackson County. The 12.705 mile segment here includes Cotton Street through the city center of Graceville, where SR 2 combines with SR 77 for 0.364 miles. Leaving Graceville, the state road angles northeast to become Alabama 109 en route to U.S. 231 and Dothan.
Florida State Road 77 Guides
Widening of State Road 77 through Washington County continues through Summer 2019. Split into four segments, the project expands SR 77 from two to four lanes. Work on the $58 million project commenced October 26, 2015 with tree clearing for Segment D near Blue Lake Park.
- Segment A - Costing $9.6 million, widens 3.417 miles of SR 77 from CR 279 to Sunny Hills Boulevard.
- Segment B - Costing $12.1 million, expands SR 77 north 4.181 miles from Sunny Hills Boulevard to one mile south of the Wausau town line.
- Segment C - Costing $17.6 million, extends 3.154 miles from a point one mile north of the Wausau town line to County Road 276.
- Segment D - Costing $18.6 million, work upgrades 3.503 miles from CR 276 to the four-lane section north of Blue Lake Road and south of I-10.
Subsequent road work (Project 217909-6) starting in late 2020 will widen the 3.481 mile stretch of SR 77 through the town of Wausau from two lanes to a five-lane urban boulevard. The estimated $31.2 million project will take 2.5 years to complete.
|SR 77 keys shield on Mowat School Road east ahead of Ohio Avenue in Lynn Haven. The sign assembly is date stamped July 16, 1976 for the route marker and February 21, 1974 for the banners. Photos taken 06/20/09.|
06/20/09 by AARoads
Page Updated 10-16-2018.