Florida State Road 87 comprises the main north-south route in Santa Rosa County from Navarre to Escambia County, Alabama north of Berrydale. Additionally the 47.13-mile long state road doubles as a vital hurricane evacuation route as it provides the only route northward from the Emerald Coast between Midway and Fort Walton Beach.
Widening of State Road 87 from the south end of Eglin A.F.B. to Five Forks Road north of Navarre commenced in August 2010. Completion of the four-laning was slated for winter 2012, but amended in January 2013 to Summer 2013. Additional widening along another five mile stretch from the south boundary of Eglin AFB to a point two miles south of the Yellow River, commenced on August 17, 2015. The $18.4-million project runs through Spring 2017.1
||Approaching the intersection of SR 87 and County Road 399 (East Bay Boulevard) on Turkey Bluff Road west in Navarre. Four-laning of SR 87 in the 2000s realigned Turkey Bluff Road to end opposite CR 399. Photo taken 05/26/12. |
||Turkey Bluff Road ends as County Road 399 (East Bay Boulevard) westbound begins. SR 87 travels a short distance south to end at U.S. 98 opposite Santa Rosa Sound. Holley and Milton are to the north. Photo taken 05/26/12. |
||A remnant SR 87 shield leftover from when Berryhill Road was a County Road appears along Berryhill Street west at Stewart Street (SR 87). Photo taken 05/03/09. |
||SR 87 shield posted at the west end of North Avenue in Milton. North Avenue represents the historic northern extent of State Secondary 87A through Milton. The former route traveled south along Alabama Street, from North Avenue to Berryhill Street, and along Canal Street from Berryhill Street to U.S. 90 (Caroline Street). Photo taken 02/07/06. |