U.S. 90 East - Santa Rosa County

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U.S. 90 east
Lowering from the Escambia River bridge into Santa Rosa County. The September 15, 2004 landfall of Hurricane Ivan washed out parts of the four-lane causeway between the bridge and the community of Pace. For a week, two-way traffic was routed onto the westbound lanes as crews scrambled to repair the eastbound roadway. Photo taken 02/01/06.
The U.S. 90 causeway includes spans over Saultsman Bayou and the White River (pictured here). Westbound bridges opened between 1949 and 1953. Eastbound spans date from 1970. Photo taken 01/30/06.
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Two additional bridges carry U.S. 90 eastbound travelers over the mouth of the Bannahassee, Dead, and Simpson Rivers and Bass Hole Cove. The westbound bridge over the Simpson River was replaced in 1997 and increased in height. Photos taken 01/30/06.
After traveling three miles along a causeway over the northern reaches of the Escambia Bay, U.S. 90 returns to solid ground ahead of its intersection with Santa Rosa County Road 197A (Woodbine Road). Woodbine Road begins ahead and travels northward 3.725 miles to Santa Rosa County Road 184 and 197 in north Pace. Photo taken 01/18/06.
County Road 197A (Woodbine Road) connects U.S. 90 with County Road 184 (Quintette Road) west, County Road 197 (Chumuckla Highway) north and County Road 184A (Berryhill Road) east. Santa Rosa County Road 184 arcs westward along Quintette Road to near Cantonment in Escambia County. The Quintette Road causeway is one of only two Escambia River crossings north of the bay in Northwest Florida. Chumuckla Highway continues north toward Jay and Berryhill Road east to Milton. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Round the bend from the south end of Woodbine Road and U.S. 90 eastbound encounters the west end of Diamond Street (former County Road 191A). The residential thoroughfare serves southern reaches of the Pace community between U.S. 90 and the Air Products & Chemical Escambia Plant southeast of town. Photo taken 05/31/04.
Diamond Street spurs east to County Road 197 (Floridatown Road), north of Floridatown on Escambia Bay. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Continuing eastbound on U.S. 90, after the Diamond Street intersection, through Pace. Separate segments of Santa Rosa County Road 191A exist at Oriole Beach and between Galt City and Bagdad. Photo taken 05/31/04.
Junction shield posted for Santa Rosa County Road 197 on U.S. 90 east in the heart of Pace. Santa Rosa County Road 197 travels north Parkview Street and Florida Town Park to meet U.S. 90 opposite the Chumuckla Highway. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Chumuckla Highway continues County Road 197 northward from Pace to the rural communities of Wallace, Chumuckla, New York and Brownsdale. The 27.63-mile route ends at SR 89, south of Jay. Photo taken 02/06/06.
U.S. 90 curves eastward and next meets County Road 197B (West Spencer Field Road) north ahead of a growing commercial strip consisting of fast food chains, big box retail, gas stations, and strip malls. Photo taken 01/30/06.
West Spencer Field Road comprises part of the loop that serves the Spencer Field U.S. Navy site north of Pea Ridge. County Road 197B turns west from West Spencer Field Road to Chumuckla Highway via Norris Road on a 1.762-mile route. W. Spencer Field Road otherwise continues north to Benny Russell Park and County Road 184A (Berryhill Road). Photo taken 01/18/06.
U.S. 90 continues one mile east to the intersection with East Spencer Field Road at Pea Ridge. Photo taken 01/30/06.
U.S. 90 eastbound approaches the north end of Bell Lane (Santa Rosa County Road 197A) east of Pea Ridge. The southern segment of Santa Rosa County Road 197A encompasses all 1.995 miles of Bell Lane between U.S. 90 and Santa Rosa County Road 191B (Sterling Way). Photo taken 01/18/06.
County Road 197A (Bell Lane) leads south between a number of residential streets and subdivisions before turning east as County Road 191B (Sterling Way). Sterling Way links County Road 197A with Mulat Road (County Road 281 south) and Cyanmid Road (County Road 281B east) to SR 281. Photo taken 05/31/04.
Eastbound reassurance marker posted for U.S. 90 east after Bell Lane. Photo taken 02/06/06.
SR 281 provides the main access route between Interstate 10 (Exit 22) and the community of Pea Ridge. The state road ends at U.S. 90, adjacent to the Santa Rosa County Road 191 split from Avalon Boulevard along Old Bagdad Highway.
Widening of State Road 281 is underway in stages between U.S. 90 and Avalon Beach during 2010-13. Photo taken 02/06/06.
U.S. 90 eastbound at the north end of SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard). SR 281 saw extension southward from Interstate 10 to U.S. 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) at Oriole Beach with the 1999 opening of the tolled Garcon Point Bridge. The state road originally ended 4.8 miles to the south at the Exit 22 diamond interchange of Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/31/04.
Expansion of the Milton city limits now encompass all of U.S. 90 east from SR 281 northeastward. Therefore Milton was greened out from this mileage sign posted 183 miles west of Tallahassee. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Parkmore Plaza Drive links U.S. 90 with Galt City Road at County Road 191A (Old Bagdad Highway). Galt City lies east of State Road 281 and south along Galt City Road. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Nearing the south end of SR 89 (Dogwood Drive) on U.S. 90 eastbound in Milton. Back to back traffic signals line U.S. 90 at Timberland Plaza Business Park and Dogwood Drive. State Road 89 constitutes 29.44 miles from U.S. 90 to the Alabama state line (Escambia County Road 55). Photo taken 01/30/06.
Hanging SR 89 shields advise drivers of the two left turn lanes onto Dogwood Drive northbound. A guide sign indicates the SR 89 control points of the U.S. Navy Whiting Field and the town of Jay in northern Santa Rosa County. SR 89 shares a 1.6 mile overlap with SR 87 four miles to the north at Point Baker. Photo taken 02/01/06.
The northbound beginning of SR 89 (Dogwood Drive) departs U.S. 90 eastbound in west Milton. Dogwood Drive consists of a five-lane boulevard through Milton to its merge with SR 87 (Stewart Street). The state road otherwise continues northward from Milton 27 miles to Jay. Photo taken 05/31/04.
U.S. 90 curves eastward along Caroline Street toward downtown Milton. Photo taken 06/11/06.
U.S. 90 east nears the merge with SR 87 south at Stewart Street. SR 87 links Milton with Brewton, Alabama and the U.S. 29 & 31 corridors. Photo taken 05/31/04.
SR 87 southbound begins a 4.5-mile overlap with U.S. 90 east along Caroline Street through Milton. The state road migrates 6.1 miles northward to Santa Rosa County Road 87A (Langley Street) east for Whiting Field, and 27.5 miles to the state line and transition to Alabama 41 north. Long range planning focuses on four-laning the SR 87 & Alabama 41 corridor to Brewton. Photo taken 05/31/04.
U.S. 90 East Florida State Road 87 South
Caroline Street narrows from four to two lanes through Downtown Milton. Pictured here is the first reassurance assembly for U.S. 90 east & SR 87 south. Photo taken 06/11/06.
Approaching Santa Rosa County Road 191 (Canal Street) on U.S. 90 east & SR 87 south. County Road 191 leads south three blocks on Canal Street to Henry Street and a crossing of Pond Creek into Bagdad. Photo taken 06/11/06.
County Road 191 connects Milton with Bagdad, Interstate 10 and the Garcon Point Bridge via SR 281. Photo taken 06/11/06.
U.S. 90 & SR 87 kink northeast then east through the Historic District of Milton between Canal Street and Elmira Street. Photo taken 06/11/06.
Elmira Street crosses U.S. 90 & SR 87 (Caroline Street) at the Santa Rosa County Court House. Elmira Street provides access to the court house and Riverside Park one block ahead of Willing Street northbound. Photo taken 02/06/06.
A third set of U.S. 90 east & SR 87 shields stand in front of the court house on Caroline Street. Photo taken 02/06/06.
An unsigned branch of County Road 191 follows Broad Street north from Willing Street and U.S. 90 & SR 87 (Caroline Street). CR 191 combines with an east-west segment of CR 191 at Carpenter Park on a northeasterly course to Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Blackwater River State Forest. Photo taken 02/06/06.
U.S. 90 & SR 87 rise across the Blackwater River on a 1986-built span and vacate the town of Milton for unincorporated East Milton. Photo taken 02/08/06.
The two highways follow a causeway from the Blackwater River to a 1940-bridge across Marquis Bayou. Old River Road lines the river to a park and boat ramp between the two crossings. Photo taken 02/08/06.
U.S. 90 & SR 87 wind eastward and cross over a CSX Railroad line and a section of Old Spanish Trail (original State Road 1) ahead of County Road 89 (Ward Basin Road). Photo taken 06/11/06.
Santa Rosa County Road 89 leads 5.8 miles southeast to Ward Basin and Pine Bluff, ending at the Yellow River. The county road provides a connection between East Milton and Interstate 10 at Exit 28. Photo taken 06/11/06.
U.S. 90 east & SR 87 southbound split at the upcoming intersection with East Milton Road. SR 87 turns southward and advances 1.2 miles to Interstate 10 at Exit 31. U.S. 90 continues paralleling the CSX Railroad and I-10 to Okaloosa County. Photo taken 05/31/04.
U.S. 90 eastbound at East Milton Road and the separation with SR 87 south. Originally two wyes distributed traffic from the state road to U.S. 90. Four-lane expansion along SR 87 reconfigured the junction in 2006.
Old Brick Road (Former State Road 1) runs along the north side of the intersection. Remaining along side U.S. 90 east for another two miles, the former auto trail was repurposed as a multi use path. Photo taken 05/31/04.
U.S. 90 east
U.S. 90 continues adjacent to the CSX Railroad from SR 87 to Harold and Floridale before exiting Santa Rosa County on the 26-mile drive to Crestview. Photo taken 02/08/06.


Photo Credits:

05/31/04, 01/18/06, 01/30/06, 02/01/06, 02/06/06, 02/08/06, 06/11/06, 07/24/11 by AARoads

Connect with:
State Road 87
State Road 89
State Road 281 - Avalon Boulevard / Garcon Point Bridge

Page Updated 08-17-2011.