U.S. 90 East - Baldwin County

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U.S. 90 & 98 east
U.S. 90 & 98 (Battleship Parkway) span the Tensaw River, which represents the county line south of Polecat Bay. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Traveling just above sea level, U.S. 90 & 98 east approaches a diamond interchange (Exit 30) with Interstate 10. Photo taken 09/10/00.
Storm surge from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 damaged the eastbound entrance ramp for Interstate 10 at Exit 30. Subsequent repair work to replace the toppled bridge slabs lasted a year. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 & 98 both continue five miles east to Spanish Fort and Daphne. Overhead lighting is used along the eight mile twin viaduct, but not along the causeway. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Detour Interstate 10 shields accompany U.S. 90 & 98 eastward to Spanish Fort. The detour overlays U.S. 90 east from I-165 across the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge to Exit 35 in Daphne. Photo taken 08/21/03.
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U.S. 90 & 98 continue east along the causeway for another five miles before parting briefly along the bluff line in Spanish Fort. U.S. 31 begins in 4.4 miles at the southward turn of U.S. 90 at Bridgehead. Photo taken 11/05/03. Second photo taken 06/06/06.
U.S. 90 & 98 straddle Mobile Bay to the south and Chacaloochee Bay to the north. Boat launch ramps and parking areas are located along the causeway. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Interstate 10 trailblazer posted on the island south of Pass Picada and west of Apalachee River. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 & 98 enter the city limits of Spanish Fort after the Tensaw River and continue to their split beyond the Blakeley River. U.S. 98 shifts onto a short expressway southeast to Daphne. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 (Spanish Fort Boulevard) ascends the bluff line eastward to U.S. 31. U.S. 98 (Battleship Parkway) veers southeast and bypasses Spanish Fort to meet U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail) again at the exchange with Interstate 10. Photo taken 07/17/07.
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The U.S. 98 expressway veers away from the wye interchange with U.S. 90 (Spanish Fort Boulevard). Photo taken 06/06/06.
U.S. 90 rises into Spanish Fort and transitions into an arterial route ahead of Spanish Main and U.S. 31. U.S. 31 continues Spanish Fort Boulevard east to the city complex and Timber Creek. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Spanish Main arcs northeast from this signal with U.S. 90 (Spanish Fort Boulevard) through Spanish Fort Estates to Alabama 225 (Blakeley Drive). Photo taken 06/06/06.
U.S. 90 eastbound at the northbound beginning of U.S. 31. U.S. 90 turns southward onto Old Spanish Trail to Spanish Fort Town Center, U.S. 98 and Interstate 10 at the Daphne city line. U.S. 31 travels east through Spanish Fort and northeast to Stapleton and Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway). The 1,280 mile route travels north to Mackinaw City, Michigan. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Heading south along Old Spanish Trail from U.S. 31 in Spanish Fort. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Old Spanish Trail was originally an auto trail stretching from California to Florida. U.S. 90 follows most of the route along the Gulf Coast, and several modern stretches of roadway retain the historic auto trail name. This sign precedes Town Center Avenue east into Spanish Fort Town Center. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Town Center Avenue provides one of two entrances into Spanish Fort Town Center. Constructed in 2005-06 east of U.S. 90 and north of I-10, Spanish Fort Town Center is a mixed-use retail shopping complex anchored by Bass Pro Shops. This traffic light was added in 2010. Photo taken 09/12/10.
Bass Pro Drive lowers from U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail) at Patrician Drive into Spanish Fort Town Center. Photo taken 09/12/10.
U.S. 98 (Battleship Parkway) converges with U.S. 90 again at the eastbound on-ramp for Interstate 10 to Mobile. Photo taken 09/12/10.
U.S. 90 & 98 east
U.S. 90 and 98 (Old Spanish Trail) separate at the intersection with the I-10 eastbound off-ramp. Photo taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 resumes an eastward heading to Malbis. U.S. 98 remains south along an arterial route through Daphne and Fairhope. Photo taken 08/04/06.
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U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail) parallels the south side of I-10 to Jubilee Square shopping center. Photo taken 07/17/07.
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U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail) reaches the eastbound on-ramp to Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville, Florida. Photos taken 07/17/07.
U.S. 90 advances east from Jubilee Square toward Bayview Drive and the Lake Forest community. Photo taken 11/27/11.
Bayview Drive south provides the lone access point to Lake Forest from U.S. 90 (Old Spanish Trail). Photo taken 11/27/11.
Baldwin County 13 leads south from U.S. 90 into eastern reaches of Daphne by Lake Forest. Photo taken 11/27/11.
County Road 13 was extended southward in 2010 to connect with its segment through east Fairhope. An interchange joining CR 13 with Interstate 10 to the north was previously planned. Photo taken 06/09/06.
Eastbound shield for U.S. 90 posted beyond Baldwin County 13. Photo taken 11/27/11.
Traffic lights were added at Renaissance Boulevard by 2011 for the Renaissance Center commercial park midway between CR 13 and Alabama 181. Photo taken 11/27/11.
U.S. 90 expands to accommodate commercial growth in Malbis. Big box retail was constructed in 2006 north of U.S. 90, joining the 2003-completed Eastern Shore Centre along SR 181. Annexed by the city of Daphne, Malbis was previously an unincorporated community. Photo taken 11/27/11.
SR 181 was extended south from U.S. 90 in 2004 during a mileage swap between ALDOT and Baldwin County. SR 181 overtook CR 27 south to U.S. 98 near Weeks Bay, while the county took over all 32 miles of SR 112 between Bay Minette and the Florida state line. Subsequent widening of SR 181 south by the state accommodates suburban expansion of both Daphne and Fairhope. Photo taken 11/27/11.
Departing the Malbis community, U.S. 90 advances 6.2 miles from Alabama 181 (Malbis Plantation Parkway) to Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway). Photo taken 05/07/04.
Entering the town of Loxley, U.S. 90 intersects CR 49 (Magnolia Street). County Road 49 provides a cutoff to Alabama 59 (Hickory Street) north ahead of Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/07/04.
CR 49 runs south along Magnolia Street to CR 66 (St. Alban Avenue) and CR 64 (Union Avenue) at the Loxley street grid. Several segments of CR 49 are posted in Baldwin County parallel to Alabama 59. They include stretches west of Silverhill, east of Marlow and south through Magnolia Springs to Bon Secour, and north of I-10 along old Alabama 3/59 to Steelwood. Photo taken 05/07/04.
U.S. 90 curves southeasterly to merge with Alabama 59 (North Hickory Street). The two highways overlap for 5.373 miles through Loxley and Robertsdale. Photo taken 05/07/04.
U.S. 90 east & Alabama 59 south
U.S. 90 east & SR 59 south shield assembly posted by Loxely Municipal Park. SR 59 enters Loxley from Stapleton and Bay Minette to the north. U.S. 90 combines with SR 59 from Malbis and Daphne to the west. Photo taken 05/07/04.
Relham Drive meets U.S. 90 & Alabama 59 two blocks south of CR 66 (St. Alban Avenue) at this traffic light in Loxley. Relham Drive heads five blocks west to CR 49 (Magnolia Street) and east two blocks to become 1st Avenue en route to Cabinet Shop Road. Photo taken 05/07/04.
Southbound Hickory Street at Union Avenue (Baldwin County 64) in Loxley. Photo taken 05/07/04.
CR 64 constitutes a through route between Daphne and Loxley, Rosinton, and Interstate 10 (Exit 53). The county road ends at Baldwin County 112 west of Gateswood. Photo taken 05/07/04.
Baldwin County 55 (Holley Street) crosses paths with U.S. 90 & Alabama 59 (Hickory Street) in south Loxley. Photo taken 06/09/06.
County Road 55 leads south from CR 68 to Lake Raynagua, Silverhill and U.S. 98 between Foley and Magnolia Springs. The set of flashers at Hickory Street was replaced with mast-arm supported traffic lights by 2010. Photo taken 06/09/06.
Approaching the east end of Baldwin County 56 (Thompson Road) along U.S. 90 east & Alabama 59 south. Photo taken 08/03/06.
Baldwin County 56 connects U.S. 90 & Alabama 59 with Baldwin County 55 south of Lake Raynagua. Photo taken 08/03/06.
Baldwin County 54 meets U.S. 90 & Alabama 59 at the Robertsdale city line. Photo taken 08/03/06.
County Road 54 heads west from adjacent CR 65 (Palmer Street) to NOLF Silverhill and north to CR 64 near Belforest and Yelling Settlement outside Daphne. Photo taken 08/03/06.
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Just within Robertsdale, U.S. 90 parts ways with Alabama 59 south for a rural drive to Pensacola, Florida while Alabama 59 continues southeast into Downtown Robersdale. Photos taken 08/02/06.
Alabama 59 travels five miles south to Summerdale and ten miles to Foley. U.S. 90 enters the Elsanor community nine miles to the east and Seminole in 16 miles. Photo taken 08/02/06.
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Progressing east along U.S. 90 toward Baldwin County Road 71 (College Avenue) in Robertsdale. Photo taken 08/03/06.
Baldwin County Road 71 exits Robertsdale north to CR 64 at Cooper's Lake near Rosinton. Southward, the county road parallels Alabama 59 to central Summerdale and the outskirts of Foley. Photo taken 08/03/06.
U.S. 90 navigates through an S-curve across the Blackwater River and to the Baldwin Beach Express. Completed north from U.S. 90 in October 2012, the four-lane expressway overlaid what was CR 83 north 3.5 miles to CR 64. Photo taken 08/03/06.
Construction on the Baldwin Beach Express commenced north from the Foley Beach Express to CR 32 in 2009, and at CR 64 in 2010. The link south from U.S. 90 to CR 32 opened to traffic on June 19, 2014. The four-lane highway stretches from SR 180 at Orange Beach north to I-10. Photo taken 08/03/06.
U.S. 90 angles southeast to meet County Road 87 at the settlement of Elsanor. CR 87 leads 12.2 miles north to CR 112 and south 9.5 miles to U.S. 98 east of Elberta. CR 87 ends at CR 20 near Hammock Creek and includes two segments south of U.S. 98. Photo taken 05/07/04.
U.S. 90 eastbound reassurance shield posted after Baldwin County Road 87. The rural character of U.S. 90 continues to the split with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) at Beulah, Florida. Photo taken 05/07/04.
County Road 91 branches southeast from U.S. 90 along Brown's Landing Road to Three Rivers Road. The county road spurs then south to Kings Landing Road near the Blackwater River. Photo taken 08/01/06.
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U.S. 90 crosses the Styx River between Seminole and Paper Company Road, one mile west of the Florida state line. The concrete bridge was built in 1949. Photo taken 05/07/04. Second photo taken 05/17/14.
A second 1949 bridge carries U.S. 90 west over the Styx River relief waterway after the intersection with Paper Company Road. Photo taken 05/17/14.
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The Perdido River constitutes the north-south boundary between Alabama and Florida north of Perdido Bay. Construction underway from September 2010 to winter 2012 replaced the 1949-built bridge across the Perdido River. Photos taken 05/17/14.
U.S. 90 enters Escambia County, Florida midway across the Perdido River. Photo taken 05/17/14.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 09/10/00 by AARoads.
  • 08/21/03 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 11/05/03 by AARoads.
  • 05/07/04 by AARoads.
  • 06/06/06 by AARoads.
  • 06/09/06 by AARoads.
  • 08/01/06 by AARoads.
  • 08/02/06 by AARoads.
  • 08/03/06 by AARoads.
  • 08/04/06 by AARoads.
  • 07/17/07 by AARoads.
  • 04/09/09 by AARoads.
  • 09/12/10 by AARoads.
  • 11/27/11 by AARoads.
  • 05/17/14 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 31
U.S. 98
Alabama 59
Alabama 181
Foley Beach Express / Baldwin Beach Express

Page Updated 08-16-2011.