Florida 727 follows a loop road around Myrtle Grove between Florida 292 (Gulf Beach Highway) and Florida 295 (Fairfield Drive) near West Pensacola. The state road continues Fairfield Drive west from the Florida 295 expressway through the Myrtle Grove community to SR 292 near Bayou Grande.

Florida 727 shields were posted erroneously along Fairfield Drive (SR 295) between the Warrington Spur and Florida 292 (Pace Boulevard) between at least 1999 and 2004.


Florida 727 north
1.6 miles north of its beginning, Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) approaches U.S. 98. The US highway enters Florida from the Perdido Bay at Paradise Beach, seven miles to the west. Eastward U.S. 98 continues 2.5 miles to its merge with Florida 295 (Navy Boulevard) at Warrington. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Mast-arm traffic signals govern the movements of Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) and U.S. 98. The U.S. Navy Hospital is a short distance to the east along the four-lane U.S. 98. Photo taken 01/31/06.
The first northbound Florida 727 shield for the state road exists after the Fairfield Drive intersection with U.S. 98. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Jackson Street (unsigned County Road 298A) stems east from Florida 727 through Myrtle Grove and West Pensacola. CR-298A follows 4.55 miles of the residential through road to Pace Boulevard (U.S. 98 & Florida 292) in Pensacola. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Junction shield for Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) posted on Fairfield Drive northbound. Florida 298 parallels U.S. 98 between Millview and West Pensacola to the north. The east-west route is the original alignment of U.S. 98 through southwest Escambia County. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) northbound at Florida 298 (Lillian Highway). Florida 298 continues another 2.9 miles to the confluence of U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and Florida 295 (New Warrington Highway) where the state road ends. Westward Lillian Highway crosses Florida 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) in 0.6 miles before reaching the shore of Perdido Bay. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 727 curves northeast through several residential subdivisions to the south of Bayou Marcus from SR 298 to North 69th Avenue. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Patricia Drive south and 72nd Street north come together at this traffic light with Florida 727. Patricia Drive provides the main route to the Cerny Heights residential area and Cerny Road (former County Road 296A). Photo taken 01/31/06.
61st Avenue heads south to Myrtle Grove and Escambia High School from Tonawanda Drive and SR 727. Photo taken 01/31/06.
East from 61st Avenue, Florida 727 approaches the commercialized intersection with U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 06/01/13.
U.S. 90 curves southeasterly from Fairfield Drive to a parclo interchange with SR 295 and the Brownsville area west of Pensacola. Northwest, the US route leads to Bellview. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Fairfield Drive carries four overall lanes from Mobile Highway east to the merge with Florida 295 north. A traffic light lies along this stretch at South Dakota Street for Pensacola Marketplace shopping center. Photo taken 06/01/13.
A wye interchange joins Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) with the north end of the New Warrington Spur expressway of State Road 295. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Traffic from Florida 295 (New Warrington Spur) merges onto Fairfield Drive on the right as Florida 727 ends. Florida 295 continues Fairfield Drive northeast to Interstate 110 and Pensacola. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 727 south
Immediately west of the split with Florida 295 (New Warrington Spur) on Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) south is a traffic light with South Dakota Street. South Dakota Street connects the state road with an adjacent subdivision to the north and the entrance to Pensacola Marketplace shopping center to the south. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Just west of South Dakota Street on SR 727 south is the commercialized junction with U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 06/01/13.
U.S. 90 angles northwest from Pensacola and Brownsville to Bellview, Beulah and Seminole, Alabama. The route consists of a four-lane divided highway to the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds at State Road 297 (Pine Forest Road). Photo taken 06/01/13.
Florida 727 leaves the commercial frontage at U.S. 90 and continues west as a two-lane residential through road around Myrtle Grove. Photo taken 05/16/14.
61st Avenue bisects the Myrtle Grove community south from Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) to Jackson Street (unsigned CR 298A). Photo taken 05/16/14.
Patricia Drive stems northwest from SR 727 at 72nd Street to the Cerny Road through the Cerny Heights community. Fairfield Drive curves southward along the west side of Myrtle Grove from here. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 298 (Lillian Highway) ventures west from West Pensacola and Myrtle Grove to intersect Florida 727 (Fairfield Drive) ahead. Photo taken 05/16/14.
West from SR 727, SR 298 (Lillian Highway) continues its 6.84-mile route to Millview along Perdido Bay and an end at U.S. 98 at CR 297. Photo taken 05/16/14.
A short distance separates the SR 727 traffic lights of SR 298 (Lillian Highway) and Jackson Avenue (unsigned County Road 298A). Photo taken 05/16/14.
Jackson Street doubles as County Road 298A for 4.55 miles from SR 727 to U.S. 98 & SR 292 (Pace Boulevard) in Pensacola. Crow Road extends the road southwest. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Fairfield Drive and U.S. 98 come together west of Naval Hospital Pensacola and Warrington. Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 98 travels west from Florida 295 (Navy Boulevard) to Millview, Paradise Beach and Lillian, Alabama. The route between SR 173 and SR 295 carries four lanes, with the remainder to Perdido Bay carrying just two. Photo taken 05/16/14.
The final shield for SR 727 south appears as Fairfield Drive angles southeast from U.S. 98 toward the Bayou Grande area. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Florida 727 ends at the upcoming traffic light with Florida 292 (Gulf Beach Highway). Florida 292 links the Pensacola area with Perdido Key and Alabama 182 west to Orange Beach. Fairfield Drive meanwhile extends a short distance south as a local road to park along Bayou Grande. Photo taken 05/16/14.



Photo Credits:

01/31/06, 06/01/13, 05/16/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 90
U.S. 98
Florida 292
Florida 295
Florida 298 - Lillian Highway

Page Updated 11-19-2014.