Known as Lillian Highway from its former continuation west to Alabama, State Road 298 links U.S. 98 and Escambia County 297 at Millview with Florida 295 at West Pensacola. The alignment from Perdido Bay east to U.S. 90 was a part of the original course of U.S. 98 in southwest Escambia County.

An unsigned County Road 298A remains in service along Jackson Street from Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) east to U.S. 98 & Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard). This alignment was a secondary state road originally.


Florida 298 east
Florida 298 initially leads north parallel to Heron Bayou from U.S. 98 at Millview. The state road passes by a few subdivisions before reaching Perdido Bay. Photo taken 01/31/06.
The brackish waters of Perdido Bay spread into view along the north side of Lillian Highway from Millview to San Sebastian Circle near Bayou Marcus. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Eastbound Florida 298 meets Florida 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) a mile or so east of Perdido Bay. Photo taken 08/01/06.
Blue Angel Parkway carries all 11.93 miles of State Road 173 between Gulf Beach Highway (CR-292A) near Pleasant Grove and SR 297 (Pineforest Road) at Bellview. Florida 173 forms an arc from the West Gate of Pensacola N.A.S. to SR 297, south of Interstate 10. Photo taken 08/01/06.
0.75 miles east of SR 173 is the signalized intersection with SR 727. Florida 727 follows Fairfield Drive north from Florida 292 and the Bayou Grande area to encircle Myrtle Grove east to Florida 295 (New Warrington Spur). Photo taken 05/16/14.
Eastbound reassurance shield posted along Lillian Highway as it departs the intersection with Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive). Florida 298 follows its final 2.9 miles through residential areas of Myrtle Grove and West Pensacola. Photo taken 05/16/14.
69th Avenue intersects Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) at the first in a series of traffic lights through Myrtle Grove. Photo taken 05/16/14.
65th Avenue lines the west side of Escambia High School and Emmitt Smith Field, northward from SR 298 to SR 727 (Fairfield Drive). Emmitt Smith, a Hall of Famer, was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys who attended the high school. Photo taken 05/16/14.
57th Avenue leads south from Fairfield Drive (SR 727) to SR 298 at this traffic light. The residential through road extends south to Jackson Street (CR 298A) and Admiral Doyle Road outside Corry Station. Photo taken 05/16/14.
SR 298 passes underneath the New Warrington Spur expressway of SR 295 without direct access. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 298 emerges from the overpasses ahead of New Warrington Road, a branch of Florida 295 traveling at-grade to U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway).
This shield assembly was removed by April 2011. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Lillian Highway intersects New Warrington Road, which doubles as a 0.482-mile segment of SR 295 connecting the expressway with SR 298 and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Florida 298 ends here, but Lillian Highway continues a short distance further to CR-295A and Border Street. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 298 west
Westbound Lillian Highway at New Warrington Road (Florida 295) and the start of Florida 298. This two lane segment of New Warrington Road is part of a longer alignment between U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 12/21/03.
Westbound Lillian Highway at New Warrington Road (Florida 295) and the beginning of Florida 298. This two lane segment of New Warrington Road is part of a longer alignment between U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Lillian Highway passes by Pensacola Plaza shopping center and enters the unincorporated community of Myrtle Grove. Photo taken 01/31/06.
The first Florida 298 reassurance shield precedes the Florida 295 expressway (New Warrington Spur) over crossing. The expressway portion of Florida 295 (New Warrington Spur) opened in 1973 with interchanges at U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and Fairfield Drive (SR 727 south). Photo taken 01/31/06.
57th Street meets Lillian Highway at the first of three signalized intersections through Myrtle Grove. The numbered street connects SR 298 with SR 727 (Fairfield Drive) to the north and Jackson Street to the south. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) west at 65th Street by Escambia High School. Photo taken 01/31/06.
69th Avenue leads 0.75 miles north to SR 727 and one quarter mile south to Jackson Street (CR-298A). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 727 turns southward to meet Florida 298 directly at the next westbound traffic light. Fairfield Drive continues south from Myrtle Grove to Florida 292 (Gulf Beach Highway) near Bayou Grande. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 727 totals 6.52 miles in an arc north from SR 292 to SR 295. Florida 295 overtakes Fairfield Drive northeast to Interstate 110 (Exit 4) and Florida 289 (Ninth Avenue). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) leaves the Myrtle Grove area west from Florida 727 en route to Perdido Bay. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 173 (Blue Angel Parkway, a 11.93-mile route between the West Gate of Pensacola N.A.S. and Florida 297 near Bellview, intersects Florida 298 next. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Westbound SR 298 at SR 173. Blue Angel Parkway encircles the western suburbs of Pensacola to Pensacola N.A.S. Part of the route remains rural, with the southernmost arc from SR 292 to the Naval Station expanded to four lanes. Photo taken 05/16/14.
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West from SR 173, SR 298 (Lillian Highway) enters the unincorporated Millview area along Perdido Bay. Photos taken 05/16/14.
The final stretch of Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) turns southward from Perdido Bay to intersect U.S. 98 and Escambia County 297. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 298 concludes at U.S. 98 (Lillian Highway west) and County Road 297 (Dog Track Road) south. CR-297 ventures south to Florida 173 and Pleasant Grove. U.S. 98 westbound travels 3.6 miles to the Alabama state line across Perdido Bay. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Lillian Highway east
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Old Corry Field Road winds southward from Florida 295 (New Warrington Road) to Florida 292 (Barrancas Avenue). The road doubles as CR 295A, a 2.72-mile long route only signed at Navy Boulevard. Lillian Highway originally continued east to merge with U.S. 90. Photo taken 05/16/04. Second photo taken 05/17/14.
A small stretch of original U.S. 90 twin slab concrete remained in place between U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) eastbound and Lillian Highway at the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. The roadway provides an eastbound connection from U.S. 90 to Border Street. Photo taken 05/16/04.



Photo Credits:

12/21/03, 05/16/04, 01/31/06, 08/01/06, 05/16/14, 05/17/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 98
Florida 173 - Blue Angel Parkway
Florida 295
Florida 727 - Fairfield Drive

Page Updated 11-19-2014.