U.S. 90 West - Santa Rosa County

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U.S. 90 west
A five mile stretch of Historic State Road 1 / Old Brick Road is preserved along side U.S. 90 from east of State Road 87 to East Milton. A sign posted at the beginning of the old roadway indicates the opening date of the original Spanish Trail. The two-lane roadway is open for hikers and bicyclists and varies in surface from slabs of concrete to red bricks. Photo taken 05/31/04.
U.S. 90 West Florida State Road 87 North
SR 87 north merges with U.S. 90 west for a 4.6-mile overlap between East Milton Road and Stewart Street in Milton. A CSX Railroad line and Old Spanish Trail continue along the north side of the highway. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Approaching Santa Rosa County Road 89 (Ward Basin Road) along U.S. 90 west & SR 87 north in East Milton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Santa Rosa County Road 89 leads 5.8 miles southeast to the Yellow River through Ward Basin and Pine Bluff. The county road provides a connection between East Milton and Interstate 10 (Exit 28). Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & SR 87 north elevate over the CSX Railroad and portions of the Old Spanish Trail along a reconstructed bridge. Photo taken 04/09/09.
An older span carries the U.S. 90/SR 87 over Marquis Bayou in East Milton. Photo taken 04/30/11.
U.S. 90 west & SR 87 cross the Blackwater River between Russell Harbor Road and Downtown Milton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
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A two lane bridge dumps drivers directly into Downtown Milton. Speed limits are set at only 25 mph across the span. Photos taken 04/09/09.
Willing Street flows northbound from the Santa Rosa County Courthouse along the Blackwater River to the first traffic light along U.S. 90 & SR 87 (Caroline Street) west in Milton. Broad Street extends north from Willing Street, doubling as CR 191 to Munson Highway leading away from town. Photo taken 04/30/11.
Elmira Street intersects U.S. 90 & SR 87 (Caroline Street) next, providing access to the Courthouse and Milton's riverside park. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Santa Rosa County Road 191 continues south from U.S. 90 & SR 87 via Canal Street at the succeeding signal westbound in Milton. County Road 191 follows Canal and Henry Streets south from Milton to Forsyth Street within the historic district of Bagdad. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 west & SR 87 (Carolina Street) north at CR 191 south in Broad Street. County Road 191 provides a direct, albeit slow because of low speed limits, route to Interstate 10 (Exit 26) and the Garcon Point Bridge (SR 281) to Gulf Breeze. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 90 & SR 87 continue another four blocks west on Caroline Street from County Road 191 (Canal Street) south. Photo taken 12/09/12.
SR 87 splits with U.S. 90 west at Stewart Street as Caroline Street widens into a four-lane divided arterial. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Westbound at the partition of U.S. 90 and SR 87 in Milton. U.S. 90 continues southwest toward Pea Ridge and Pace while SR 87 continues to Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Alabama 41 to Brewton. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 west
U.S. 90 (Caroline Street) continues eight miles to Pace and 22 miles to Pensacola from State Road 87. Photo taken 12/09/12.
SR 89 (Dogwood Drive) ties into U.S. 90 at the next traffic light. The 29.44-mile route begins at U.S. 90 and leads northwesterly to Jay and the Alabama state line. Photo taken 12/09/12.
SR 89 combines with SR 87 from north Milton to Point Baker near Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The state road veers northwest from the 1.6-mile overlap, 27 miles to Jay. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 (Caroline Street) west at SR 89 (Dogwood Drive) north. Dogwood Drive consists of a five-lane boulevard to Stewart Street (SR 87). Photo taken 12/09/12.
Leaving SR 89, U.S. 90 quickly intersects the entrance to the Santa Rosa County offices. No reassurance shield is posted for the US route. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Glover Lane spurs north from U.S. 90 near the westbound merge with Old Highway 90 from the south. Glover Lane curves northward to County Road 184A (Berryhill Road) at Northrop Road. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 crosses Pond Creek and next intersects Parkmore Plaza Drive opposite Jaimee Leigh Drive. Parkmore Plaza Drive connects U.S. 90 with parallel Old Bagdad Highway (County Road 191A) and Galt City. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Approaching the northern terminus of SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard) on U.S. 90 westbound near Galt City. Avalon Boulevard links the U.S. 90 corridor with Interstate 10 (Exit 22) to the south. Construction was underway to four-lane the state road between 2010 and fall 2013. Photo taken 12/09/12.
SR 281 begins opposite the Milton Campus of Pensacola State College. The state road travels 10.74 miles south to U.S. 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) near Oriole Beach. Opened in 1999, the Garcon Point Bridge extended SR 281 southward from Interstate 10 across Santa Rosa Sound. The two-lane span includes a $3.75 toll for all passenger vehicles. Photo taken 12/09/12.
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U.S. 90 continues west from SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to Pea Ridge. Most of U.S. 90 between Pace and Milton is developed with commercialized frontage ranging from big box retail to fast food eateries. Photo taken 07/17/04. Second photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 formally enters the unincorporated community of Pea Ridge by the intersection with Sunset Drive. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 continues 0.7 miles west to intersect the southern branch of Santa Rosa County Road 197A (Bell Lane). CR-197A forms part of a loop between U.S. 90 southeast to SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard) along with CR-191B (Sterling Way) and CR-281B (Cyanamid Way). Photo taken 12/09/12.
Bell Lane carries County Road 197A south two miles to Sterling Way (County Road 191B) east. School Lane ties into the north end from Pea Ridge Elementary School. Photo taken 12/09/12.
Westbound reassurance shield posted along U.S. 90 between County Road 197A (Bell Lane) south and Keyser Lane in Pea Ridge. Photo taken 12/09/12.
A number of signals govern the movements to big box retail on the south side of U.S. 90 and residential areas on the north side of the arterial. The first such light resides at Cardinal Street. Photo taken 07/24/11.
The slow go of U.S. 90 continues west to Spears Street and another shopping center entrance. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Watkins Street lines the west side of Santa Rosa Commons shopping center on a southward drive to Williams Road. Photo taken 07/24/11.
East Spencer Field Road leads north from U.S. 90 to Spencer Field (U.S. Navy OLF), Hamilton Bridge Road and several residential subdivisions. Spencer Field is bound by cardinal-direction based Spencer Field Roads on all sides. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Westbound motorists leave Pea Ridge for the unincorporated community of Pace. Pace generally comprises a suburban bedroom community. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Nearing the south end of County Road 197B (West Spencer Field Road) on U.S. 90 west. Santa Rosa County Road 197B constitutes a 1.762-mile loop from U.S. 90 northwest to County Road 197 (Chumuckla Highway). Photo taken 12/09/12.
County Road 197B (West Spencer Field Road) leads north 0.75 miles to Norris Road and the turn west to Chumuckla Highway. West Spencer Field Road continues north to the Outlying Field and County Road 184A (Berryhill Road). Photo taken 07/24/11.
U.S. 90 begins to turn southward from West Spencer Field Road on the initial approach to Pensacola. Three quarters of a mile further west, the US highway approaches Santa Rosa County Road 197 (Chumuckla Highway north / Floridatown Road south). Photo taken 12/09/12.
County Road 197 spurs south 1.2 miles to Parkview Street at Floridatown along Escambia Bay. Northward, Santa Rosa County Road 197 follows Chumuckla Highway to Wallace, Chumuckla, New York and Brownsdale as the main route between Pace and Jay. Photo taken 12/09/12.
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Mobile debuts at 65 miles out on U.S. 90 mileage signage beyond Chumuckla Highway as the route prepares to leave Pace. Photos taken 12/09/12.
County Road 191A ties into U.S. 90 from Diamond Street and Floridatown by Barnett Mill Creek and the south end of CR-197A (Woodbine Road). Photo taken 12/09/12.
Santa Rosa County Road 197A follows from U.S. 90 west via Woodbine Road north to Wallace. CR-197A provides an alternate route to Chumuckla Highway north while also connecting U.S. 90 with County Road 184 (Quintette Road) west into Escambia County. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 traverses western reaches of Escambia Bay along a causeway. A series of bridges span waterways flowing southward into the brackish bay including the bridge over Simpson River pictured here. Photo taken 12/09/12.
U.S. 90 rises over the Escambia River to enter Escambia County from Noriegas Island to Riverview. The higher eastbound span was built in 2003 while the westbound bridge was reconstructed and modernized by 2004. Photo taken 12/09/12.


Photo Credits:

05/31/04, 07/17/04, 04/09/09, 04/30/11, 07/24/11, 12/09/12 by AARoads

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

Page Updated 12-10-2012.