Florida 289 - Ninth Avenue

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One of the main north-south corridors within the city of Pensacola, SR 289 follows Ninth Avenue from Chase Street (U.S. 98 east) northward to Olive Road just outside of the city limits. SR 289 is the unsigned state road counterpart of U.S. 98 between Cerventes Street (SR 10A) and the couplet of Chase and Gregory Streets (SR 30). North of there, SR 289 shields appear as the highway passes through the Pensacola residential street grid to become a commercial arterial at SR 296 (Bayou Boulevard). Commercial frontage, including Cordova Mall, lines the route northward to SR 742 (Creighton Road).

The northern terminus was reconstructed in 2001 to provide a protected turn lane from Olive Road (former SR 290) west to SR 289 south. The movement of SR 289 north onto Olive Road west was expanded to two turn lanes as well. This project coincided with widening SR 289 north of the Interstate 10 underpass, bringing the entire length of Ninth Avenue to four lanes.

Florida 289 north
9th Avenue originates from Bayfront Parkway (SR 196) by Admiral Mason Park. 0.4 miles north at Chase Street (U.S. 98 Business / U.S. 98 east), the avenue expands to four lanes and becomes a part of SR 289. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 289 is unsigned along 9th Avenue between Chase Street and Cerventes Street. U.S. 98 lines the avenue north from Gregory Street to its merge with U.S. 90. Gregory Street otherwise leads west as U.S. 98 Business to the northbound beginning of Interstate 110. Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 98 joins Florida 289 along Ninth Avenue for a 0.4-mile overlap. Neither route is signed along their seven block stint. Photo taken 05/16/14.
A second I-110 trailblazer along Ninth Avenue directs motorists onto Cerventes Street west for its northbound on-ramp. U.S. 98 leaves SR 289 here to combine with U.S. 90 west as part of its bypass route around Downtown. Photo taken 05/16/14.
A new shield was added for Florida 289 north of Cerventes Street by August 2011. Previously SR 289 signage was not posted along Ninth Avenue until after Fairfield Drive. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Blount Street intersects Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) at this traffic light near the Scotland Yard neighborhood of Pensacola. East, the street heads to Bayview Park and west to the Cecil T. Hunter Pool between Interstate 110 and A Street. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Jordan Street, along with Maxwell Street, forms a one-way street couplet between A Street, U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) and the half diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Interstate 110 to the west. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Texar Drive meets Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) at the next signal. The intersection marks the east end of State Road 752. Photo taken 02/09/09.
Florida 752 travels west 1.18 miles, passing under Interstate 110 to U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) and Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) outside the city limits. Photo taken 02/09/09.
Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) angles northward from SR 752 to end at Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue). Photo taken 05/15/14.
While signs indicates Florida 295 continues east of Ninth Avenue, this is in fact an error as Fairfield Drive is locally maintained to its merge with adjacent 12th Avenue. 12th Avenue provides a direct route to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) from SR 289. Southwest from here, SR 295 totals 8.23 miles to West Pensacola, Warrington and Pensacola NAS. Photo taken 05/15/14.
A reassurance marker for Florida 289 north follows the intersection with Fairfield Drive. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Motorists climb northward from a crossing of Carpenter Creek to intersect Florida 296 (Bayou Boulevard) along SR 289. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Florida 296, like Florida 295, constitutes an arc shaped routing through the Pensacola area. Beginning at U.S. 90 (Cerventes Street) near Bayou Texar, SR 296 travels north to Bayou Boulevard and junction SR 289 by Cordova Mall. West from Ninth Avenue, Florida 296 continues to an interchange with Interstate 110 and the community of Brent before ending at U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) near Bellview. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Ninth Avenue travels between Sacred Heart Hospital to the west and Cordova Mall to the east beyond Bayou Boulevard. Photo taken 02/09/09.
A set of span-wire signals hang above the main entrance to Cordova Mall from Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue). Cordova Mall is the regional shopping center for the Pensacola metropolitan area. Photo taken 12/15/12.
Airport Boulevard (State Road 750) crosses paths with Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) on the north side of Cordova Mall. The east-west arterial connects the terminal of Pensacola International Airport (PNS) with Interstate 110 and U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) as the 3.27-mile long Florida 750. Photo taken 05/15/14.
College Boulevard intersects Florida 289 at the next signal from Pensacola State College to the east. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Underwood Avenue stems west from 12th Avenue to cross Ninth Avenue at this traffic light en route to Lanier Drive nearby. Lanier Drive continues the road north to Creighton Road (SR 742) and Fairchild Street by Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Ninth Avenue angles northeast across Langley and Tippin Avenues at back to back signals. Langley Avenue heads west to SR 291 (Davis Highway) and east to U.S. 90 at Escambia Bay. Tippin Avenue extends 12th Avenue north from PNS Airport to Dunmire Street along I-10. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) reenters the Pensacola city limits northeast of Tippin Avenue. The arterial lines northern reaches of the PNS runway approach along this stretch. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Approaching the commercialized intersection of Ninth Avenue and Florida 742 (Creighton Road) along SR 289 north. Belvedere Park and Eastgate Plazas shopping centers line the western half of this intersection. Further retail joined the area with an adjacent Wal-mart opened in 2002. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Creighton Road (SR 742) consists of a multi-lane arterial roadway between the Interstate 110 underpass and Shades Drive nearby. Florida 742 overall totals 6.89 miles west to U.S. 29 near Ensley and east to U.S. 90 after Scenic Heights. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Keating Road provides a local shortcut from Ninth Avenue east to Florida 742 (Creighton Road). Dunmire Street stems west to a number of town home communities south of I-10. A traffic light was added at their intersection with Florida 289 by 2007. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Just north of Interstate 10, Florida 289 sees another signal added by 2007 with Beau Terra Lane and The Flats Apartment complex. Photo taken 05/15/14.
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Florida 289 ends at Olive Road (former State Road 290) just outside the Pensacola city line. Olive Road carries Florida 289 motorists eastward to U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) and westward to Florida 291 (Davis Highway). State Road 290 followed all of the two-lane highway until a mileage swap between FDOT and Escambia County eliminated the route in favor of an extension of SR 750 (Airport Boulevard) on June 30, 2011. Photo taken 11/16/03. Second photo taken 05/15/14.
Florida 289 south
Heading south from Olive Road (former SR 290), motorists along Ninth Avenue see the first southbound shield for Florida 289. Widening in 2001 expanded SR 289 to four overall lanes to the Interstate 10 underpass. Photo taken 01/31/06.
A short distance south of Interstate 10 is the Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) intersection with Florida 742 (Creighton Road). SR 742 comprises a busy arterial west from SR 289 to SR 291 (Davis Highway). This stretch of Creighton Road was expanded from two to five lanes in 1995. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 742 leads east from Ninth Avenue through the Scenic Heights community and U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) by Gull Point on Escambia Bay. Westward, the state road follows Creighton Road to Interstate 110 and Burgess Road west from there to U.S. 29 near Ensley. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) leaves Florida 742 (Creighton Road) and continues with essentially uninterrupted commercial frontage to Bayou Boulevard. A gap in the development exists along the east side between McAllister and Langley Avenues for the runaway approach to Pensacola International Airport (PNS). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Airport Boulevard crosses Florida 289 midway between Pensacola State College and Cordova Mall. The east-west arterial doubles as Florida 750 east to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and west to U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard). Until 2011, SR 750 only applied to Airport Boulevard east from SR 289. An extension west to U.S. 29 includes the 2009-opened interchange with Interstate 110. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Trailblazers for Interstates 10 and 110 precede the intersection of Florida 289 south with Florida 296 (Bayou Boulevard). SR 296 meets Interstate 110 at a diamond interchange one mile to the west. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 296 follows Bayou Boulevard east by Cordova Mall before turning south to Bayou Texar. Westward the state road becomes Brent Lane after Carpenter Creek to U.S. 29 at Brent. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Drivers lower from Florida 296 (Bayou Boulevard) to a crossing of Carpenter Creek. SR 296 loops 9.60 miles overall between U.S. 90 (Cerventes Street) in Pensacola and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) near Bellview. CR 296 extends the road west from Mobile Highway to Saufley Field. Photo taken 06/01/13.
1.3 miles further south along Ninth Avenue is the Florida 289 intersection with the northern terminus of Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive). Fairfield Drive carries the state road southwest to West Pensacola and junction SR 727. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 289 southbound at Fairfield Drive and Florida 295 south. The shield assembly is incorrect in that Florida 295 does not continue north to the left. Fairfield Drive continues as a locally maintained road one third of a mile to merge with 12th Avenue. Motorists turning south onto Florida 295 reach the confluence of Florida 291 and Interstate 110 within one half mile. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Florida 289 loses its middle turn lane from Florida 295 southward. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Nearing SR 752 (Texar Drive) along SR289 (Ninth Avenue) south. SR 752 stems west 1.18 miles from SR 289 across Interstate 110 to SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). Photo taken 05/17/14.
Use Florida 752 west to access U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) and Florida 295 at H Street. Florida 752 also intersects the one-way street couplet of Florida 291 three blocks to the west. Texar Drive continues east 0.8 miles to 18th Avenue through a residential area. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Florida 289 enters an older neighborhood of Pensacola and the city street grid southward from Texar Drive. Pictured here is the signalized intersection with Jordan Street. Jordan Street, along with Maxwell Street one block to the north, constitute a couplet to and from Interstate 110, five blocks to the west. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Blount Street travels 0.6 miles west from this traffic light at Ninth Avenue underneath the Interstate 110 viaduct to U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). Photo taken 01/31/06.
The signed portion of Florida 289 concludes at the merge with U.S. 98 east at Cervantes Street (U.S. 90). Cervantes Street ventures east to Scenic Highway and west as U.S. 90 & 98 to Pace Boulevard. Photo taken 11/17/12.
U.S. 98 east & Florida 289 south
U.S. 98 eastbound turns south onto Ninth Avenue, joining unsigned Florida 289 to Chase Street east. Photo taken 05/16/14.
An overhead once directed motorists of U.S. 98 east at Gregory Street (U.S. 98 Business west). Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 98 east & Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue) southbound approach Chase Street (U.S. 98 Business east) at De Leon Street. Photo taken 05/09/04.
Florida 289 ends, U.S. 98 Business ends, and U.S. 98 turns eastward toward Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. Photo taken 05/09/04.

Photo Credits:

11/16/03, 05/09/04, 01/31/06, 02/09/09, 11/17/12, 12/15/12, 06/01/13, 05/15/14, 05/16/14, 05/17/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 90
U.S. 98
Former Florida 290 - Olive Road
Florida 295
Florida 296
Florida 742 - Burgess Road / Creighton Road
Florida 750 - Airport Boulevard
Florida 752 - Texar Drive

Page Updated 11-19-2014.