Interstate 10 East - Santa Rosa County

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Map Updated March 20, 2014.

Interstate 10 East
Spanning the navigation channel along Interstate 10 eastbound. The new Escambia Bay bridges carry six overall lanes with full right side shoulders and partial left side shoulders accompanied by highway lighting and a 70 mph speed limit. Photo taken 08/03/11.
Nearing the east end of the bridge, drivers reduce from six to four overall lanes as Interstate 10 returns to land within Santa Rosa County. Phase two of an $81-million project expands the six lane section of I-10 east to SR 281 (Exit 22). Work runs between August 2015 and summer 2017. Photo taken 08/03/11.
Interstate 10 nears the Avalon Beach community and the diamond interchange (Exit 22) with SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard). SR 281 south leads to the Garcon Point Bridge, a 18,425 foot long crossing of Pensacola Bay. The two-lane span is tolled at a rate of $3.75 (increased in January 2011) for passenger vehicles. Photo taken 05/12/15.
Exit 22 departs Interstate 10 east for State Road 281. SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard) ends opposite the Milton campus of Pensacola State College, east of Pea Ridge and west of Milton.
Four-laning of SR 281 was completed from the CSX Railroad crossing northward to U.S. 90 near Galt City by May 1, 2013. Expansion southward to I-10 continues through 2015. Photo taken 11/26/14.
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Interstate 10 angles northeast three miles to Exit 26 with Santa Rosa County Road 191 (Garcon Point Road). The capital city of Tallahassee is the control city for Pensacola eastward. Mileage signs along Florida Interstates generally feature the next interchange and the main control point. Photos taken 03/20/12.
One mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 26) with County Road 191 on I-10 east. The north-south highway serves the nearby community of Bagdad and the county seat of Milton. Further north, a second branch of CR 191 travels toward Whiting Field Naval Air Station and Munson. Photo taken 05/26/13.
Drivers bound for Milton and Bagdad leave Interstate 10 east for Exit 26 to County Road 191. Garcon Point Road leads southwest seven miles to SR 281 Toll. Photo taken 05/26/13.
Approaching the Robinson Point Road overpass of Santa Rosa County Road 191C along Interstate 10 eastbound. This highway loops east of County Road 191 along the western reaches of the upcoming Blackwater Bay. Beyond the Blackwater River is the Exit 28 folded diamond interchange with Santa Rosa County Road 89 (Ward Basin Road). Photo taken 03/20/12.
Eastbound mileage sign posted at the Blackwater River on Interstate 10. SR 87 is the final Santa Rosa County interchange (Exit 31). Photo taken 03/20/12.
Spanning the Blackwater River near Bagdad and Ward Basin. These bridges were rebuilt in 1996-97, replacing the original 1967 crossing. The Blackwater river flows southward into the East Bay from a trek that began in the Conecuh National Forest in Escambia County, Alabama. Photo taken 12/06/03.
County Road 89 constitutes a 5.8-mile spur leading south from U.S. 90 & SR 87 at East Milton to Ward Basin and Pine Bluff. Santa Rosa County Road 89 ends at a fish camp on the Yellow River. Photo taken 03/20/12.
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Interstate 10 continues northeast to a pair of rest areas and a diamond interchange (Exit 31) with SR 87 at Welcome. Photos taken 07/24/11.
Meeting the freeway at Exit 31 is SR 87, the main north-south corridor in Santa Rosa County. State Road 87 leads south through Eglin Air Force Base to Navarre and U.S. 98. Photo taken 03/20/12.
SR 87 merges with U.S. 90 a mile north of Exit 31; the two continue four miles west to Downtown Milton. SR 87 otherwise continues north to Brewton, Alabama (as Alabama 41).
Four-laning of State Road 87 was completed between U.S. 90 and County Road 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) in 2006. SR 87 travels 18 miles to U.S. 98, with portions outside Eglin A.F.B. widened to four lanes. Photo taken 03/20/12.
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Traveling along the Exit 31 off-ramp to SR 87. Interests to Fort Walton Beach may either use SR 87 south to U.S. 98 east of remain along Interstate 10 east to SR 85. Blackwater River State Park lies north along Deaton Bridge Road via U.S. 90 east. U.S. 90 parallels Interstate 10 through Harold and Floridale. Photos taken 08/03/11.
Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 parallel one another east from Milton to Holt. The US highway comes close to the freeway at the Miller Bluff Road overpass by Harold. Photo taken 11/26/14.
Interstate 10 continues 14 miles uninterrupted to County Road 189 (Exit 45) at Holt. Photo taken 11/26/14.
Rolling hills and pine forest represent the remaining eight miles of Interstate 10 within Santa Rosa County. The freeway skims southern reaches of Blackwater River State Forest. Photo taken 01/16/06.
Garner Landing Road spans Interstate 10 by Emerald Coast Dragway as Interstate 10 crosses the Okaloosa County line. Photo taken 11/26/14.


Photo Credits:

12/06/03, 01/16/06, 07/24/11, 08/03/11, 03/20/12, 05/26/13, 11/26/14, 05/12/15 by AARoads

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State Road 87
State Road 281 - Avalon Boulevard / Garcon Point Bridge

Page Updated 05-29-2013.