U.S. 90 East - Escambia County

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U.S. 90 east
Leaving the Perdido River and Alabama state line, U.S. 90 and the eastbound beginning of unsigned State Road 10 bend northeast toward the rural community of Beulah. Photo taken 11/30/08.
Welcome to Florida sign that was posted on U.S. 90 eastbound at Ruby's Fish Camp Road. The first few miles of U.S. 90 within the Sunshine State continue the rural character that U.S. 90 saw in Baldwin County, Alabama. Photo taken 02/01/06.
A weigh station lies along U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) eastbound ahead of Westernway Drive and Magnolia Springs Road near Beulah. This facility was reconstructed in the mid-2000s and is used for both directions of the US Route. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Approaching the eastbound split with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) on the Mobile Highway at the rural community of Beulah. Photo taken 02/01/06.
U.S. 90 expands to four lanes with a grassy median in anticipation of U.S. 90 Alternate. This photograph covered a newly installed guide sign with backplated shields that was removed by 2006.
Nine Mile Road bypasses Pensacola to the north, carrying the SR 10 designation, as the Mobile Highway sinks southeasterly toward the city as SR 10A. Photo taken 12/20/03.
A second guide sign displays the control points for both U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). Milton is featured for the Nine Mile Road as is the connection with Interstate 10 (Exit 5). U.S. 90A however does not constitute a useful through route for motorists destined for the Santa Rosa County seat as development and suburban sprawl results in heavy congestion beyond the Interstate 10 diamond interchange. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Nine Mile Road continues the eastward push of Mobile Highway as U.S. 90 curves southeasterly to Bellview. Both highways continue in rural fashion for the next several miles. Photo taken 02/01/06.
U.S. 90 again reduces to two lanes beyond Nine Mile Road. A mixture of forest and rural subdivisions and mobile home parks line Mobile Highway from Beulah to Bellview. Photo taken 12/20/03.
Nearing a 7.604-mile segment of Escambia County Road 99 (Beulah Road) on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) east. County Road 99 exists in three segments in western Escambia County. Photo taken 02/01/06.
The intersection U.S. 90 and Beulah Road (Escambia County Road 99) as seen from the Mobile Highway eastbound. Beulah Road is a rural highway linking U.S. 90 with Escambia County Road 184 (Muscogee Road) near Farm Hill to the north and Hurst Hammock to the south. Traffic calming devices are used along Beulah Road between U.S. 90 and U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). Photo taken 02/01/06.
Continuing from Beulah and County Road 99 on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) east. Photo taken 02/01/06.
A seemingly random eastbound reassurance marker for U.S. 90 resides between Beulah School Road and Woodside Road. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Nearing the signalized intersection of SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway & Longleaf Drive) on U.S. 90 eastbound. State Road 173 links U.S. 90 with Saufley Field (via County Road 296) two miles to the south and travels 12.71 miles overall. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Blue Angel Parkway travels south from U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) to Pleasant Grove and the west gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station. SR 173 extends eastward along Longleaf Drive to end at SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) in two thirds of a mile. Photo taken 11/17/12.
U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) encounters the southern terminus of SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) adjacent to Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. Pine Forest Road is a multi lane connector northward from Bellview to Interstate 10 (Exit 7) and Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90 Alternate) at Pine Forest. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Heading southward through Bellview along U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) near Bellview Avenue. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Bellview Avenue travels west from U.S. 90 to Fence Road at Saufley Field and east to Memphis Avenue through residential areas of Bellview. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Less than a mile south of the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds is the busy intersection of U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) with Michigan Avenue (SR 296 east) and Saufley Field Road (CR 296 west). CR 296 provides the main route to the Naval Education Training Professional Development Technology Center (Saufley Field). The county road meets U.S. 90, 1.3 miles east of SR SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway). Photo taken 02/01/06.
SR 296 begins its eastward journey along Michigan Avenue from U.S. 90 & Escambia County Road 296 (Saufley Field Road). The state road meets U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) in 3.7 miles at Brent and U.S. 90 again in 9.66 miles at the eastern terminus. Photo taken 05/07/04.
Massachusetts Avenue stems east from U.S. 90 (Mobile HIghway) to SR 292 (Pace Boulevard) and U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) at Brent. The through road serves several subdivisions including Westernmark and Montclair. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Next in line for U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) east is SR 727. Named Fairfield Drive, SR 727 arcs 6.83 miles around Myrtle Grove and West Pensacola from SR 292 (Gulf Beach Highway) to SR 295 (New Warrington Spur).
Changes made to this stretch of Mobile Highway since 2003 included the addition of a signalized intersection at Cherokee Trail, which serves big box retail. The shield pictured here for SR 727, the only posted for the route on U.S. 90 east, was removed. Photo taken 12/20/03.
A reassurance shield for U.S. 90 follows the Mobile Highway intersection with Fairfield Drive (SR 727, though signage does not reflect the designation here). Photo taken 06/01/13.
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U.S. 90 eastbound at the southbound on-ramp to SR 295. Known as New Warrington Spur, SR 295 follows a short expressway between SR 727 (Fairfield Drive) and New Warrington Road. Movements to SR 295 northbound are handled from the next intersection. Photo taken 12/20/03. Second photo taken 06/01/13.
Just beyond the folded-cloverleaf interchange with New Warrington Spur is the intersection with New Warrington Road. The expressway portion of SR 295 bypasses New Warrington Road to the west, with New Warrington Road acting as a connecter between the south end of the expressway and U.S. 90. A branch of SR 295 remains signed on the bypassed portion of New Warrington Road. Photo taken 01/31/06.
The north end of New Warrington Road lies ahead of a U.S. 90 overpass above a railroad line. South of adjacent Pensacola Plaza shopping center is Lillian Highway (SR 298). SR 298 used to connect directly with U.S. 90 but now ends at Old Corry Field Road (County Road 295A) in the shadow of the Mobile Highway railroad bridge. Photo taken 01/31/06.
An old segment of twin-slab concrete constituting the former U.S. 90, remains in place between Mobile Highway eastbound and Lillian Highway. The concrete roadway links traffic to Border Street north as it passes underneath Mobile Highway. Photo taken 12/20/03.
Entering the Brownsville community at W Street (County Road 453) on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) east. Escambia County Road 453 travels 5.30 miles north from U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) to U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) near Brent. The four-lane boulevard comprises one of the primary north-south streets through western reaches of Pensacola. Photo taken 05/16/04.
U.S. 90 over takes Cervantes Street east from Escambia County Road 453 (W Street). The character of the four-lane roadway also changes as the highway passes through older residential and commercial strips on the approach toward the garden district of Pensacola. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Approaching T Street on U.S. 90 east, now within the city limits of Pensacola. T Street represents former County Road 453, a parallel route to Escambia County Road 453 between Jackson Street (unsigned County Road 298A) and SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). Photo taken 05/16/04.
U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) eastbound at T Street (former County Road 493). T Street ends five blocks south at Wright Street. Photo taken 05/16/04.
Continuing east along U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) from T Street. The US route merges with U.S. 98 in five blocks at SR 292 (Pace Boulevard). Photo taken 05/16/04.
U.S. 98 joins U.S. 90 eastbound from an overlap with SR 292, south of Cervantes Street. SR 292 continues northward along Pace Boulevard to SR 295 (Fairfield Drive) and U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) at Brent.
Southward U.S. 98 west & SR 292 overlap eight blocks to Navy Boulevard. Photo taken 05/16/04.
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The first of several U.S. 90 & 98 reassurance shields posted on the 2.062-mile overlap along Cervantes Street in Pensacola. Photo taken 11/30/08.
Approaching the signalized intersection with E Street on U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) eastbound. Despite signage posted for County Road 443, E Street no longer shows up as a county maintained roadway in FDOT shape files. Escambia County Road 443 was a vastly unsigned route utilizing E Street between Cervantes Street and SR 752 (Texar Drive). Photo taken 11/30/08.
Mast-arm supported traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) and E Street. E Street travels 0.6 miles southward to U.S. 98 Business (Garden Street), near its merge with Barrancas Avenue. Photo taken 11/30/08.
U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) eastbound kink to the north of east at the signalized intersection of A Street. A Street represents an orientation shift in the city street grid of Pensacola from Maxwell Street south to Main Street. Photo taken 11/30/08.
Eastbound U.S. 90 & 98 reassurance shield assembly posted along Cervantes Street at Devilliers Street. Photo taken 11/30/08.
North of the Garden District of Pensacola, U.S. 90 & 98 intersect Spring Street. Spring Street, Baylen Street, and Palafox Street pass through the scenic neighborhood between Cervantes Street and U.S. 98 Business (Garden Street).
Spring Street was switched to two way traffic on November 20, 2012. Photo taken 11/17/12.
One block east of Spring Street at Baylen Street. Baylen Street was also switched from one way to two way traffic by early December 2012. The signal here is the second in a series of seven between Spring Street and SR 291 north (Davis Highway). Photo taken 11/17/12.
An erroneous shield for SR 29 once took the place of U.S. 29 along U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) east between Baylen and Palafox Streets. Photo taken 12/20/03.
The SR 29 shield was replaced within six months of December 2003 with a proper U.S. 29 shield. U.S. 29 travels Palafox Street northward to Pensacola Boulevard en route to Brent, Ensley, Gonzalez, and Cantonment. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Another erroneous SR 29 shield was posted at the southern terminus of U.S. 29 & SR 95 along U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) eastbound. Additionally, this sign displayed U.S. 29 continuing southward along Palafox Street into downtown, which it never did. Photo taken 12/20/03.
The replacement of the SR 29 shield assembly at Cervantes and Palafox Streets. U.S. 29 provides the main artery out of the Pensacola metropolitan area to Flomaton and Alabama 113 north to Interstate 65. U.S. 29 stretches 1,036 miles from Pensacola to Mt. Hebron, west of Baltimore, Maryland. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Traveling along the Cervantes Street viaduct from U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) to Hayne Street and the half diamond interchange with Interstate 110 (Exit 2). Originally a four-lane concrete bridge, supported by timber pilings, carried the tandem above a CSX Railroad line and adjacent Tarragona Street. That span was closed in 2004 for replacement by FDOT. The 18-month project began in April 2004 and was completed by October 2005. Photo taken 01/31/06.
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Hayne Street flows north from Wright Street to U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) and the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 110. Interstate 110 leads northward from the Pensacola Bay Center and U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street) to Brent and Interstate 10 near Ferry Pass. Photo taken 01/31/06. Second photo taken 11/30/08.
U.S. 90 & 98 lower from the Cervantes Street viaduct to intersect Hayne Street. Hayne Street shadows the Interstate 110 viaduct northward to the Maxwell Street on-ramp. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Reassurance markers posted between Hayne Street and southbound SR 291 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive / Alcaniz Street). SR 291 travels a one-way street couplet (Davis Street north / MLK Drive south) from Wright Street north to Davis Highway. Photo taken 05/27/13.
SR 291 is not acknowledged from Cervantes Street eastbound, however a reassurance marker lies just south of U.S. 90 & 98 along Alcaniz Street. SR 291 south concludes at U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street). Photo taken 05/27/13.
Eastbound U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) at SR 291 (Davis Street) north. An 11.22-mile route, SR 291 transitions from residential streets to a busy commercial-arterial from Pensacola north to Ferry Pass and Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90 Alternate). Photo taken 11/30/08.
Continuing east from Davis Highway on U.S. 90 & 98 east. Cervantes Street travels through a mixture of commercial and residential areas to 17th Avenue and Bayou Texar. Photo taken 11/30/08.
U.S. 90 and 98 part ways at the Cervantes Street eastbound intersection with Ninth Avenue (SR 289). U.S. 98 turns southward onto Ninth Avenue, overlaying unsigned SR 289, 0.496 miles to Gregory & Chase Streets. SR 289 northbound continues to SR 752 (Texar Drive), bending northeast from there to Cordova Mall and College Park, ending at Olive Road (CR 290) Photo taken 11/30/08.
Replaced overhead sign assembly at the Cervantes Street and Ninth Avenue intersection. This fixture once held colored U.S. 90 and 98 shields. It was replaced in late 2002. Photo taken 09/29/02.
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The intersection of 17th Avenue and Cervantes Street. 17th Avenue provides a secondary connector between U.S. 90 and U.S. 98 at the Pensacola Bay Bridge. It is busy with commuter traffic during any weekday.
The signalized junction also holds historical significance as it represents a former western terminus of U.S. 98. This changed when U.S. 98 extended westward to Mississippi in 1955. Photo taken 12/06/03. Second photo taken 02/01/06.
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U.S. 90 descends into the Bayou Texar area between 19th Avenue and Stanley Avenue. Bayou Texar constitutes an elbow of Pensacola Bay northward to Carpenter Creek at 12th Avenue. The body of water is home to several small marinas and shallow wetlands. The four-lane span across the water replaced an older span in 2000. Photo taken 05/09/04. Second photo taken 12/15/12.
U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) ascends from Bayou Texar to intersect the eastern terminus of SR 296 (Perry Avenue). SR 296 travels northward along Perry Avenue to Bayou Boulevard and SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) at Cordova Mall. Beyond there, the state road turns westward along Brent Lane to Interstate 110 (Exit 5). Photo taken 12/25/12.
This shield for SR 296 west posted at Cerventes Street and Perry Avenue was removed sometime after 2004. Photo taken 05/09/04.
Blue U.S. 90 shield that was posted at the transition of four-lane Cervantes Street to two-lane Scenic Highway at East Pensacola Heights. Scenic Highway continues the US route northward above the sand bluffs along Escambia Bay. Photo taken 04/25/95.
Approaching SR 742 (Creighton Road) on U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) eastbound near Gull Point in northeastern Pensacola. SR 742 stems west from Scenic Highway through the Scenic Heights residential area to SR 289 (Ninth Avenue). Photo taken 01/31/06.
Scenic Highway northbound at the eastern terminus of SR 742 (Creighton Road). Construction in 2002 widened the roadway to improve the safety of the intersection. A traffic light was added by 2005. SR 742 otherwise entails 8.28 miles of pavement between U.S. 90 and U.S. 29. Photo taken 06/19/05.
Angling northwest toward Baywoods and the Pensacola city line on U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) east. Photo taken 01/31/06.
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 17) connects Scenic Highway and Interstate 10 near Rock Point on Escambia Bay. Photo taken 01/31/06.
A loop ramp drops from U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) onto Interstate 10 eastbound at the Escambia Bay Bridge. The turn lane is busy with commuters during the evening peak hours. Photo taken 08/01/08.
Passing over Interstate 10 on the U.S. 90 eastbound approach to the westbound on-ramp to Mobile, Alabama. Traffic lights were added to the forthcoming intersection in March of 2004. Photo taken 08/01/08.
Interstate 10 continues west four miles from U.S. 90 to SR 291 (Davis Highway) and Interstate 110. Mobile is a 55-mile drive from Scenic Highway. Photo taken 08/01/08.
U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) eastbound departs the Interstate 10 interchange ahead of CSX Railroad crossing. Scenic Highway continues 3.3 miles along Escambia and Macky Bays to U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway). Photo taken 08/03/11.
A traffic light was added to the plant entrance on U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) during winter 2012. The entrance coincides with a railroad spur from the nearby CSX Railroad. Photo taken 03/17/12.
U.S. 90 rises from the Lora Point area and lowers again to intersect the east end of Olive Road. Olive Road was originally a part of State Road 290, a 5.48-mile route stretching west from Scenic Highway to County Road 95A (Palafox Street). Signs for the state road on U.S. 90, SR 289 and SR 291 were amended by September 2012 to display pentagons for County Road 290. However that designation was short lived and now the road is locally maintained. Photo taken 08/03/11.
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Olive Road rises from U.S. 90 to Johnson Avenue on the one-mile drive to SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) south. The former state road provides a useful alternate to Interstate 10 between Scenic Highway and Davis Highway (SR 291).
State Road 290 was turned over to county maintenance on June 30, 2011 and subsequently removed from the system by September 2012. Photo taken 02/10/06. Second photo taken 03/20/12.
The undulating nature of U.S. 90 continues as Scenic Highway ascends from Olive Road along the periphery of Macky Bay. Photo taken 03/20/12.
U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) eastbound approaches the merge with U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway) near the University of West Florida. Davis Highway carries SR 291 northward through Ferry Pass to become a part of U.S. 90 Alternate one mile to the west. The Davis Highway alignment was at one point the U.S. 90 mainline from Pensacola northward to Riverview.
Note the incorrect placement of the ALT tab, indicating that U.S. 90 eastbound is a continuation of the alternate route. Photo taken 05/27/13.
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U.S. 90 Alternate bends southwest to split with Davis Highway for Nine Mile Road west to Ensley. Note the sign changes made by 2006 that add an ALT tab. Photo taken 05/31/04. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
An alternate route for Interstate 10 was utilized during the multi-year emergency construction project to replace the Escambia Bay Bridges. Trailblazers for Interstate 10 directed motorists along a number of routes including U.S. 90, U.S. 29, SR 4, SR 89, etc. These routes varied between tractor trailers and wide loads and were utilized until the first new span opened to traffic. Photo taken 01/18/06.
Facing north, U.S. 90 eastbound travelers span the Escambia River and enter Santa Rosa County. The original span across the river was replaced with a pair of new concrete bridges by September 2004. Photo taken 02/01/06.


 


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04/25/95, 09/29/02, 12/06/03, 12/20/03, 05/07/04, 05/09/04, 05/16/04, 05/31/04, 06/19/05, 01/18/06, 01/31/06, 02/01/06, 02/10/06, 08/01/08, 11/30/08, 08/03/11, 03/17/12, 03/20/12, 11/17/12, 12/15/12, 12/25/12, 05/27/13, 06/01/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
Interstate 110
U.S. 29
U.S. 98
State Road 289 - Ninth Avenue
State Road 291
State Road 292
State Road 295
State Road 296
State Road 297 - Pine Forest Road
State Road 727 - Fairfield Drive
State Road 742 - Burgess Road / Creighton Road

Page Updated 06-04-2013.