One of the main commercial drives in Pensacola, Davis Highway constitutes a four to six lane arterial northward from near the Pensacola Bayfront Center to Nine Mile Road near Ferry Pass. Davis Highway represents a commuter route north from Pensacola to the University of West Florida (UWF) and one of two urban corridors paralleling I-110 south to Downtown.
Florida State Road 291 Guides
Within the city of Pensacola, Davis Highway straddles the eastern side of Interstate 110 amid older neighborhoods and light industrial areas. The often congested intersection with SR 295 was rebuilt in 1996/97 to improve access to the adjacent interchange joining Fairfield Drive with Interstate 110. Further enhancements were made in 2009 with the addition of a loop ramp from SR 291 south to I-110 north during six lane expansion of the freeway.
North of SR 295, SR 291 transitions into a commercial arterial lined with big box retail anchored by University Town Plaza at SR 742 (Creighton Road). Traffic congestion was routine along Davis Highway from the retail area at Burgess Road (old SR 742) northward through the folded-diamond interchange with Interstate 10. Improvements at the exchange commenced in 1998, when a new ramp from southbound SR 291 to I-10 west ahead of I-110 south opened to traffic. Subsequent widening of SR 291 to six lanes between University Town Plaza (former University Mall) and University Parkway addressed congestion issues to West Florida Hospital. This work coincided with the 2002-08 expansion project along Interstate 10.
Davis Highway concludes at a wye interchange with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) by the University of West Florida (UWF). U.S. 90 Alternate converges with U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) just to the east. Historically, Davis Highway doubled as the U.S. 90 mainline between Nine Mile Road and Cerventes Street for a short period of time.
U.S. 90 Alternate
U.S. 98 Business Loops
Former State Road 290 - Olive Road
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 11-19-2014.