U.S. 90 West - Escambia County

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U.S. 90 west
U.S. 90 touches down from the Escambia River bridge immediately ahead of the split with U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway). Nine Mile Road carries the majority of the alternate route west to Ensley and Exit 5 of Interstate 10 before rejoining U.S. 90 at Beulah. The route doubles as unsigned State Road 10, with SR 10A accompanying U.S. 90 along the southerly loop through Pensacola. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 along Scenic Highway in Escambia County was designated a Florida Scenic Highway in 1999. A trailblazer marks the status of the route just south of the split with U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway) west. Photo taken 07/27/12.
U.S. 90 reassurance shield posted on Scenic Highway southbound. The two lane highway straddles the shoreline of Escambia Bay southward through eastern reaches of the city limits. Several areas are available along the roadway to pull off and take in the sand bluffs between U.S. 90 and the bay. Photo taken 12/09/12.
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Curving southeast along Macky Bay, U.S. 90 lowers to meet the east end of Escambia County Road 290 (Olive Road).
State Road 290 was turned over to Escambia County on June 30, 2011. The county designation lasted just a short while, with its removal by September 2012. Photo taken 02/09/06. Second photo taken 03/20/12.
County Road 290 shields were posted, despite the quick handover from County to Local maintenance. Photo taken 12/09/12.
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Olive Road (old SR 290) rises from Scenic Highway to meet Johnson Avenue nearby. The former 5.48-mile route continues to Ferry Pass and a conclusion at County Road 95A (Palafox Street), south of Ensley. Photo taken 02/09/06. Second photo taken 03/20/12.
A County Road 290 pentagon posted at U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) and Olive Road. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 rises quickly from Olive Road and crests ahead of Lora Point on Escambia Bay. Photo taken 05/25/12.
A traffic light was added to a plant entrance near Lora Point on U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) during winter 2012. The entrance coincides with a railroad spur from the nearby CSX Railroad. Photo taken 05/25/12.
Approaching the folded diamond interchange (Exit 16) with Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) west near Lora Point. Photo taken 11/21/08.
Motorists bound for Interstate 10 west to Interstate 110 south, Mobile, and New Orleans depart U.S. 90 west in this scene. Photo taken 08/03/11.
A loop ramp drops from U.S. 90 west onto Interstate 10 east at the Escambia Bay Bridge. The freeway continues toward Milton, Marianna, and Tallahassee. Traffic light were installed at this ramp in March of 2004. Photo taken 08/03/11.
U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) winds southward from Interstate 10 and Rock Point into the city limits of Pensacola. Photo taken 05/08/04.
1.1 miles south of Interstate 10 is the eastern terminus of SR 742 (Creighton Road). The two-lane road travels uphill the Scenic Heights residential area between U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) and SR 289 (Ninth Avenue). Photo taken 05/27/13.
SR 742 leaves U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) along Creighton Road westbound. The two-lane route intersects Old Spanish Trail in 0.7 miles and SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) in 2.3 miles. West of there, Creighton Road upgrades into a five-lane arterial en route to SR 291 (Davis Highway) and the University Mall. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Continuing southward along U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) beyond the east end of Creighton Road. The looped portion of U.S. 90 between the ends of U.S. 90 Alternate double as State Road 10A. Photo taken 05/08/04.
Mast-arm traffic signal at the east end of Langley Avenue on U.S. 90 westbound. Langley Avenue links Scenic Highway with 12th Avenue near Pensacola International Airport and the triangle with SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) and Tippin Avenue. One of two parking areas for Bay Bluffs Park exists to the left. Photo taken 05/08/04.
U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) turns west onto Cervantes Street near Emanuel Point in southeast Pensacola. Pictured here is the approach to SR 296 (Perry Avenue) north. Photo taken 05/27/13.
SR 296 westbound begins to the right and follows Perry Avenue seven blocks north to Bayou Boulevard on a 4.2-mile drive northward to SR 289 (Ninth Avenue) at Cordova Mall. The state road arcs northwest, then southwest across Pensacola similar to SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). Photo taken 05/27/13.
Crossing the four-lane Bayou Texar Bridge on U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) westbound. The previous span was replaced with this bridge in 2000. Bayou Texar represents an inlet of Pensacola Bay from near the 17th Avenue connection to U.S. 98 northward to 12th Avenue and Carpenter Creek. Photo taken 05/08/04.
U.S. 90 westbound at 17th Avenue. 17th Avenue provides a shortcut to U.S. 98 (Gregory Street) at the Pensacola Bay Bridge. The surface street was once a part of U.S. 98. The intersection here comprised the western end of U.S. 98 until 1955 when the US route was extended west to Natchez, Mississippi. Photo taken 05/08/04.
Cervantes Street westbound at the signalized intersection with 12th Avenue. 12th Avenue provides a through route northward to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Cordova Mall parallel to SR 289 (Ninth Avenue). Photo taken 11/17/12.
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Nearing the Cervantes Street intersection with Ninth Avenue (SR 289) on U.S. 90 westbound. U.S. 98 west joins U.S. 90 from the south as SR 289 emerges from secrecy along Ninth Avenue northbound.
The junction shield assembly was made incorrect with a replacement between 2004 and 2008. It was replaced again by 2012 to acknowledge SR 289 for the first time. Photo taken 05/08/04. Second photo taken 02/09/09. Third photo taken 11/17/12.
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U.S. 98 travels Ninth Avenue (SR 289) northward six blocks from its one-way couplet of Gregory and Chase Streets. Chase Street carries the route east to Wayside Park and the Pensacola Bay Bridge to Gulf Breeze as Gregory Street becomes U.S. 98 Business west toward downtown. SR 289 comprises a 7.28-mile route between Ferry Pass (SR 290) and Chase Street. Photo taken 05/08/04. Second photo taken 11/17/12.
U.S. 90 & 98 west
The first set of confirming markers for the 2.062-mile overlap between U.S. 90 & 98 west appear at Cerventes Street and 8th Avenue. Photo taken 11/17/12.
SR 291 begins six blocks to the south at the intersection of Alcaniz Street and U.S. 98 Business (Gregory Street). A one-way street couplet carries the state road north to Cervantes Street and Davis Highway. Photo taken 11/17/12.
SR 291 southbound follows Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to Cervantes Street, and Alcaniz Street from U.S. 90/98 to U.S. 98 Business. SR 291 travels 11.22 miles overall from outside Downtown Pensacola to U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) near the University of West Florida. Photo taken 05/27/13.
U.S. 90 & 98 west intersect Hayne Street north ahead of the I-110 viaduct. Signs for I-110 along Cervantes Street were replaced between November 2012 and May 2013. Photo taken 05/27/13.
A multi-level interchange joins U.S. 98 Business and Downtown Pensacola with Interstate 110 north to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and I-10 near Ferry Pass. Photo taken 05/27/13.
U.S. 90 & 98 span a CSX Railroad line, Tarragona Street and Guillemard Street along a viaduct between Hayne Street and U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). An 18-month, $8.9-million construction project replaced the previous timber-supported bridge system here in October 2005. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Cerventes Street intersects the south end of U.S. 29 at the ensuing traffic light with Palafox Street. U.S. 29 originates at Mt. Hebron, Maryland and travels through seven states and the District of Columbia. Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 29 (Palafox Street) heads north from U.S. 90 & 98 (Cervantes Street) to Brent, Ensley, Gonzalez, Cantonment and Century in Escambia County. The US highway, in conjunction with Alabama 113 at Flomaton, represents the most direct route from Pensacola to the Interstate 65 corridor. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Continuing west from U.S. 29 along U.S. 90/98 (Cervantes Street) through the North Hill neighborhood. Approved by the Architectural Review Board on July 27, 2017, a gated, 25-unit town home development on the block between Palafox and Baylen Streets replaced the vacant Town House Hotel. Estimated to cost $12 million, work on Covington Place commenced in late 2017.2,3 Photo taken 11/17/12.
A mileage sign references the uninicorporated community of West Pensacola, located two miles west of U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). Photo taken 05/16/14.
Cervantes Street westbound at Baylen Street northbound. Photo taken 05/16/14.
The succeeding traffic light along U.S. 90/98 westbound is with Spring Street. A November 2012 project restriped the street from southbound only to two-way traffic. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Six and a half blocks west of U.S. 29, U.S. 90/98 (Cervantes Street) intersect A Street. A Street provides a secondary through route between Main and Maxwell Streets. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Cervantes Street shifts from a commercialized boulevard into a mixture of homes, churches, and small business beyond A Street. Photo taken 05/16/14.
Signs posted along U.S. 90 & 98 (Cerventes Street) for E Street reference County Road 443. No longer posted, CR 443 previously followed E Street north to SR 752. Photo taken 05/16/14.
E Street heads south to Sanders Beach and north to end at SR 752 (Texar Drive) near U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 90 & 98 advance ten blocks west from E Street to split at SR 292 (Pace Boulevard). Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 98 west joins SR 292 south along Pace Boulevard, 0.6 miles to U.S. 98 Business (Garden Street). SR 292 continues north along Pace Boulevard to U.S. 29. Photo taken 05/16/14.
U.S. 90 west
31 blocks west of Ninth Avenue and beyond the split with U.S. 98, Cervantes Street continues U.S. 90 westbound to Brownsville. Pictured here is the first stand alone shield for the route after the intersection with Pace Boulevard. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Nearing the traffic light at T Street (former County Road 493) on U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) west. County Road 493 once traveled T Street between Jackson Street (unsigned County Road 298A) and SR 295 (Fairfield Drive). Photo taken 01/31/06.
T Street ends at Wright Street, five blocks to the south and continues north through Brownsville. County Road 453 pentagons still exist along U.S. 90 in 2011. The county road was never signed elsewhere in 2004. Photo taken 05/08/04.
U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) westbound on the three block stretch between T Street (old County Road 493) and Escambia County Road 453 (W Street). Several abandoned buildings were razed between 2004 and 2006 along Cervantes Street. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Intersecting County Road 453 (W Street) on U.S. 90 west. W Street carries the route in its entirety between U.S. 98 (Navy Boulevard) and U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard).
County Road 453 is last remaining 400-series route in Escambia County. 400 series and 700 series routes were used in the Pensacola area to avoid number replication in the state secondary system. County Roads 443 and 480 were also once signed on city streets west of U.S. 29 (Palafox Street). Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 90 leaves both the city limits of Pensacola and Cervantes Street after W Street. Mobile Highway carries the remainder of the route in Florida. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Green Street angles across U.S. 90 through the West Highlands and Oakdale residential areas adjacent to Mobile Highway. Photo taken 01/31/06.
Rising to pass over a railroad line, Border Street north and Lillian Highway west on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) westbound. Photo taken 01/31/06.
U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) westbound advances to the north end of New Warrington Road. Signed as a segment of SR 295, New Warrington Road connects U.S. 90 west with SR 295 south to Pensacola N.A.S. and SR 298 (Lillian Highway) west. Photo taken 01/31/06.
The SR 295 main line travels an expressway (New Warrington Spur) above U.S. 90 nearby. The expressway opened to traffic in 1973 as a bypass of New Warrington Road to the west. Photo taken 01/31/06.
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A folded-cloverleaf interchange provides partial connections between U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and SR 295 (New Warrington Spur). A northbound off-ramp departs beyond New Warrington Road for SR 295 north to Fairfield Drive.
Note the sign change made between 2003 and 2006. Photo taken 12/21/03. Second photo taken 01/31/06.
Just north of the SR 295 overpasses is the junction with SR 727 (Fairfield Drive) on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) west. SR 727 continues Fairfield Drive west from SR 295 to Myrtle Grove. Photo taken 06/01/13.
SR 727 arcs 6.52 miles west from a wye interchange with SR 295 (New Warrington Spur) to SR 292 (Gulf Beach Highway), west of Warrington. The state route follows the southernmost extend of Fairfield Drive. SR 295 continues Fairfield Drive east from nearby to Pensacola. Photo taken 06/01/13.
Retail lines both sides of U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) from SR 295 northward to Tonawanda Drive beyond SR 727. The arterial carries six lanes on this stretch. Photo taken 06/01/13.
U.S. 90 turns northwesterly from West Pensacola to Bellview, east of Saufley Field. This photo looks at a westbound shield posted after SR 296 (Michigan Avenue) east and CR-296 (Saufley Field Road) west. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Bellview Avenue provides an east-west through route from U.S. 90 to SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) and Memphis Avenue. Photo taken 11/17/12.
A third of a mile north of Bellview Road is the split of SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) north from U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) west. SR 297 links Mobile Highway with U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) along a 4.29-mile route. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Pine Forest Road heads due north from U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) to Five Flags Speedway, Interstate 10 (Exit 7) and Pine Forest. Th entrance to Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds lies opposite the south end of SR 297. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Mobile Highway reduces from a four-lane divided highway into a two-lane roadway after SR 297. Photo taken 11/17/12.
SR 173 heads north from the Saufley Field area to meet U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) just west of its terminus at SR 297 (Pine Forest Road). Photo taken 11/17/12.
Traveling 11.93 miles, SR 173 leads south from Pine Forest Road to Myrtle Grove, Pleasant Grove, and the west gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station. The road varies between two and four lanes and doubles as a through route to Perdido Key and Orange Beach, Alabama. Photo taken 11/17/12.
Continuing west on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) between SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) and Millview Road (former SR 173). Photo taken 02/10/06.
Entering the Beulah area ahead of County Road 99 (Beulah Road) on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) west. Photo taken 02/10/06.
CR 99 follows Beulah Road south to the split with Hurst Hammock Road and north to Muscogee and County Road 184. Photo taken 02/10/06.
Reassurance marker posted on U.S. 90 west between County Road 99 and Rebel Road at Beulah. Photo taken 02/01/06.
U.S. 90 Alternate returns to U.S. 90 with SR 10 via Nine Mile Road at Beulah. Photo taken 02/01/06.
U.S. 90 merges with U.S. 90 Alternate, 4.25 miles west of the Nine Mile Road interchange with Interstate 10 (Exit 5). U.S. 90 Alternate provides the final connection to the Pensacola area from U.S. 90. Photo taken 02/01/06.
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A set of flashers stop traffic from U.S. 90 west at the end of U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road). This junction is otherwise rural. Photos taken 02/01/06.
Continuing west from U.S. 90A on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). The roadway briefly widens to four lanes at the intersection with Nine Mile Road. Photo taken 08/01/06.
A weigh station lies along U.S. 90 midway between Nine Mile Road and Ruby's Fish Camp Road by the Alabama state line. Ruby's Fish Camp Road follows a short segment of original U.S. 90 below the Perdido River bridge approach. Photo taken 08/01/06.
Spanning the Perdido River from a swampy area in western Escambia County to Seminole, Alabama on U.S. 90 west. The bridge pictured here opened to traffic in 1949 and is currently in the process of replacement (scheduled for completion in winter 2012). Photo taken 02/01/06.
The Perdido River flows southward along the Alabama and Florida state line to Perdido Bay. Westbound motorists enter Baldwin County at the midpoint of the bridge and see a welcome center ahead of a relief channel bridge. Photo taken 02/01/06.


 

Sources:

  1. "ARB approves $12 million gated townhomes in North Hill." Pensacola News Journal (FL), July 23, 2017.
  2. "Appleyard: New Covington Place development brings back name, spirit of the past." Pensacola News Journal (FL), November 26, 2017.


Photo Credits:

12/21/03, 05/08/04, 01/31/06, 02/01/06, 02/09/06, 02/10/06, 08/01/06, 11/21/08, 02/09/09, 08/03/11, 03/20/12, 05/25/12, 07/27/12, 11/17/12, 12/09/12, 05/27/13, 06/01/13, 05/16/14 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 08-28-2018.