State Road 291 North

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SR 291 north
Alcaniz Street northbound at Gregory Street (U.S. 98 Business west) and the hidden beginning of SR 291 north. SR 291 follows the next block of Alcaniz Street to Wright Street east. Photo taken 05/15/14.
An Interstate 110 trailblazer directs motorists onto Wright Street east from Alcaniz Street. SR 291 splits into a one-way street couplet using Davis Street (north) and Alcaniz Street (south) from here to Cerventes Street (U.S. 90 & 98). Photo taken 04/25/10.
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SR 291 makes an unsigned turn onto Davis Street as Wright Street continues along side a CSX Railroad line to U.S. 98 (Ninth Avenue). An Interstate 110 trailblazer was once posted within the median of Wright Street at Davis. It was removed by 2002. Photo taken 08/27/99. Second photo taken 04/25/10.
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Five blocks into Davis Street, unsigned SR 291 intersects U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street). U.S. 98 is absent from the U.S. 90 shield assembly for Cervantes Street. This omitting occurs somewhat frequently for the U.S. 90 & 98 overlap in Pensacola.
An Interstate 110 state-named shield installed in 2002, the last for I-110 in Florida, was replaced by 2008. Photo taken 01/31/06. Second photo taken 04/25/10.
SR 291 remains unsigned north from Cerventes Street through the Pensacola street grid. A hurricane evacuation route is the only indication of the Davis Street status. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Blount Street meets Davis Street (SR 291) at the next traffic light. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Jordan and Maxwell Streets constitute a one-way street couplet linking Interstate 110 with A Street to the west and SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) to the east. Photo taken 04/25/10.
While signs are posted for SR 291 along Texar Drive (SR 752) at Davis Street, SR 291 continues as an unsigned route north. SR 752 travels just 1.18 miles as a connector between SR 295 (Fairfield Drive) and Ninth Avenue in Pensacola. Photo taken 04/25/10.
The couplet of SR 291 combines to form Davis Highway ahead of the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 110. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Expansion of Interstate 110 between 2002 and 2009 included the addition of a new ramp to the freeway from Davis Highway directly. This ramp offset congestion at the nearby ramp from SR 295 onto I-110 north. Photo taken 04/25/10.
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Before and after looks at the intersection of SR 291 (Davis Highway) with SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). SR 295 constitutes a busy arterial route linking I-110 with West Pensacola, Warrington and Pensacola Naval Air Station to the southwest. Motorists on SR 291 north originally had to turn onto SR 295 south briefly for Interstate 110, adding to the congestion of three signals in a row. Photo taken 02/02/06. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
Continuing north along Davis Highway toward SR 296 (Brent Lane). Brent Lane sees a diamond interchange (Exit 5) with Interstate 110 just west of SR 291. Photo taken 05/27/13.
No shields for SR 296 are posted at Brent Lane along Davis Highway north. State Road 296 follows a circuitous route 9.6 miles from U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) near Saufley Field to Cerventes Street near Bayou Texar in Pensacola. Photo taken 02/02/06.
The first shield for SR 291 north appears after SR 296 (Brent Lane), 4.3 miles after the state road began. Photo taken 04/11/12.
Next in line for northbound drivers along SR 291 (Davis Highway) is SR 750 (Airport Boulevard). SR 750 was extended west from SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) to U.S. 29 in a mileage swap with Escambia County in exchange for all of State Road 290 (Olive Road) to the north in 2011. Photo taken 05/27/13.
SR 750 follows Airport Boulevard east to Cordova Mall and the terminal of Pensacola International Airport (PNS). Westward the arterial sees a 2009-opened diamond interchange with Interstate 110. Photo taken 04/11/12.
Langley Avenue stems east from SR 291 and Pensacola Square shopping center as a residential through road to Ninth Avenue, Scenic Heights, and U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway). The road ended just shy of Davis Highway until 1996. Photo taken 05/27/13.
SR 742 shield posted ahead of Burgess Road along Davis Highway north. Burgess Road was a part of State Road 742 before it was relocated wholly onto Creighton Road to the north. Burgess Road ends at Plantation Road to the west, but until November 2004, it continued west across Interstate 110. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Davis Highway was expanded to six lanes from Schubert Drive to University Drive in 2006 as part of the overall I-10/110 project. New signals and signs were installed along the arterial, including shields for SR 742 at Burgess Road. Burgess Road originally carried SR 742 east to Lanier Drive, where the route turned north to join Creighton Road. Photo taken 12/15/12.
A short distance north of Burgess Road is the actual route of SR 742. SR 742 stretches 8.8 miles from U.S. 29 near Ensley to U.S. 90 in Pensacola. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Creighton Road leads west across Interstate 110 to Hillburn Road as SR 742 and east to Scenic Heights and an end at U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) near Gull Point. Photo taken 12/15/12.
University Town Plaza lines the west side of SR 291 (Davis Highway) from Creighton Road to Interstate 10. A forthcoming traffic light with Bloodworth Lane provides the only entrance to the retail area from SR 291 north. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Ramps for Interstate 10 follow the signal at Bloodworth Lane from the right side of SR 291 north. Photo taken 05/27/13.
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Work associated with the Interstate 10 widening of 2002-08 included expansion of Davis Highway to six overall lanes below I-10. Construction also expanded the off-ramps to SR 291 to two lanes. Northbound motorists to Interstate 10 east depart first for Milton and Tallahassee. Photo taken 11/22/06. Second photo taken 05/17/14.
Forthcoming Interstate 10 travels 362 miles in Florida, from Pensacola to Jacksonville and 2,460 miles overall to Santa Monica, California. Photo taken 05/17/14.
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Within the Pensacola area, I-10 doubles as a commuter route west to Nine Mile Road (Exit 5) and east to SR 281 (Exit 22). Upgrades at the parclo interchange with SR 291 improved the traffic flow for commuters to and from Davis Highway. Photo taken 11/22/06. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
A loop ramp facilitates the movements from SR 291 north onto Interstate 10 west to Mobile, Alabama. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Drivers joining Interstate 10 west from SR 291 north form a collector distributor roadway to the adjacent trumpet interchange with Interstate 110 south. Mobile is 53 miles to the west. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Signs bridges were added to Davis Highway in 2002 to Olive Road (former State Road 290) and the split with University Parkway. A continuous right turn lane commences from I-10 to Northcross Lane and Olive Road. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Northcross Lane joins Davis Highway with the adjacent Northcross Village shopping center and Gregg Road. Photo taken 05/17/14.
A second set of overheads precede Olive Road along SR 291 (Davis Highway). Olive Road was a part of SR 290 until June 30, 2011, when the state road was turned over to the county. The county road is unsigned along the Olive Road mainline on the trek between Palafox Street (CR-95A) and Scenic Highway (U.S. 90). Photo taken 05/25/12.
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Two sets of ground level shields for SR 290 were posted ahead of Olive Road as well. Olive Road provides a useful alternative to Interstate 10 between Davis Highway and U.S. 90 at Macky Bay. Photo taken 05/23/09. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
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SR 290 followed all 5.48 miles of Olive Road until its decommissioning in 2011. SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) still ends at the County Road 290 to the east. Photo taken 05/23/09. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
University Parkway splits from SR 291 ahead of West Florida Hospital. The four-lane divided parkway leads north through Ferry Pass to the University of West Florida campus. Photo taken 12/15/12.
Klinger Street sees a traffic light with Davis Highway to serve an adjacent elementary school across from the hospital. Photo taken 12/15/12.
Johnson Avenue lines the north side of West Florida Hospital as a through road to Jernigan Road. Eastward, the avenue continues to Olive Road near its end at Scenic Highway. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Copter Road veers southward from U.S. 90 (Nine Mile Road) to intersect Davis Highway ahead of Ellyson Industrial Park. The east-west road used to be a part of County Road 498 as it connected Nine Mile Road with Ellyson Field, the former Naval Reservation. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Davis Highway reduces to a single lane ahead of the wye interchange with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). Photo taken 05/15/14.
Brewster Road connects Davis Highway north with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) west. Mobile remains as a control city for the U.S. 90A west end with U.S. 90 at Beulah. Photo taken 05/15/14.
Nine Mile Road constitutes a busy commercial corridor with four overall lanes west from Davis Highway to Ensley and Pine Forest. Photo taken 05/15/14.
SR 291 north defaults onto U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) eastbound ahead of Campus Drive to UWF and U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway). Photo taken 05/15/14.

Photo Credits:

08/27/99, 01/31/06, 02/02/06, 11/22/06, 05/23/09, 04/25/10, 04/11/12, 05/25/12, 12/15/12, 05/27/13, 05/15/14, 05/17/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 90
U.S. 98
U.S. 90 Alternate
State Road 295
State Road 296
State Road 742 - Burgess Road / Creighton Road
State Road 750 - Airport Boulevard
State Road 752 - Texar Drive

Page Updated 11-17-2014.