U.S. 90 Alternate East - Escambia County

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U.S. 90 Alternate East
U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) separates from U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) at a rural wye intersection in Beulah. Photo taken 02/01/06.
Eastbound mileage sign referencing both Milton and Tallahassee beyond the U.S. 90 Alternate east end at the Escambia River. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Advancing east through Beulah, U.S. 90 ALT intersects CR 99 (Beulah Road) at the first of several traffic lights along Nine Mile Road. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Beulah Road joins U.S. 90 ALT with U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) to the south and CR 184 (Muscogee Road) to the north. A maintenance transfer announced on September 5, 2019 upgrades Beulah Road to a state road between U.S. 90 and Isaacs Lane near I-10. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Heritage Oaks Boulevard from the Navy Federal Credit Union corporate headquarters and Salt Grass Drive from the Nature Trail development intersect U.S. 90 Alternate midway between CR 99 and I-10. Photo taken 05/17/14.
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U.S. 90 ALT previously widened to four lanes only through the diamond interchange with I-10. $46 million in construction through Summer 2020 expands all of Nine Mile Road from CR 99 (Beulah Road) east to U.S. 29. Photos taken 05/17/14.
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The ensuing entrance ramp from U.S. 90 ALT leads to I-10 east to Pensacola, Milton and Tallahassee. Photos taken 05/17/14.
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Interstate 10 travels 18 miles west from Nine Mile Road to CR 64 (Wilcox Road) in Baldwin County, Alabama and 45 miles to the city of Mobile. Photos taken 05/17/14.
A traffic light was added along U.S. 90 ALT at the intersection with the westbound I-10 ramps by December 2012. Photo taken 05/17/14.
Proceeding east from the exchange with I-10, U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) formerly reduced to two lanes, but widening underway in 2017 expands Nine Mile Road to four overall lanes. Photo taken 05/17/14.
U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) next meets SR 297 south and CR 297 at Pine Forest. The state road runs 4.38 miles south along Pine Forest Road to SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 05/17/14.
Escambia County Road 297 (Pine Forest Road) extends north two tenths of a mile to CR 297A and 3.5 miles northeast to U.S. 29 at Gonzalez. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Continuing east from SR 297 through the community of Pine Forest on Nine Mile Road. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Nine Mile Road previously widened to four lanes east of Fowler Avenue. The US route crosses a Burlington Northern Railroad line ahead of a diamond interchange with U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard). Photo taken 02/02/06.
U.S. 29 varies between four and eight lanes from Nine Mile Road south to the split with SR 292 (Pace Boulevard) near Brent. Six laning from U.S. 90 ALT to I-10 is underway through Spring 2021. Photo taken 02/02/06.
U.S. 29 travels north from the exchange with U.S. 90 ALT to Gonzalez, Cantonment and Century. Expansion of U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) includes replacement of the 1956-built overpasses above Nine Mile Road with a single bridge. Photo taken 02/02/06.
A red U.S. 29 shield at the previously unsignalized intersection with the northbound entrance ramp to Pensacola Boulevard. Traffic signals were installed here by 2010. Photo taken 04/25/95.
U.S. 29 travels northward to Century and Flomaton, Alabama. U.S. 29, in conjunction with U.S. 31 and Alabama Route 113, constitutes a four lane highway from the Pensacola area to Interstate 65. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Representing the original alignment of U.S. 29, County Road 95A (North Palafox Street) parallels Pensacola Boulevard to the east. Palafox Street serves as the secondary through route between Gonzalez, Ensley and Brent. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Holsberry Road leads north from a movie theater complex across U.S. 90 Alternate to Ten Mile Road. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Chemstrand Road travels south to Johnson Avenue in Ensley and north to County Road 749 (Old Chemstrand Road) at Gonzalez. Formerly a part of CR 749, Chemstrand Road was likely decommissioned to discourage trucks to the industrial plant at the road end. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Hummingbird Boulevard ties into U.S. 90 ALT opposite John R. Jones, Jr. Athletic Park. The street serves the Candlestick Woods subdivision to the north. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Entering the busy intersection with University Parkway along U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) east by University Town Center shopping center. University Parkway constitutes a four lane arterial south to Davis Highway (SR 291) at Olive Road and north to the University of West Florida (UWF) campus. The road was expanded from two lanes in the mid-1990s. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Copter Road, former County Road 498, angles southeast from U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) to Ellyson Industrial Park. Traffic lights replaced a set of flashers at Copter Road and U.S. 90 ALT by 2010. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Located east of SR 291 along Copter Road, Ellyson Industrial Park was home to Ellyson Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station until 1973. A training center remained on site until 1979. Photo taken 05/27/13.
A reassurance marker for U.S. 90 Alternate posted beyond Copter Road alludes to old CR 498. Photo taken 05/27/13.
U.S. 90 Alternate converges with SR 291 (Davis Highway) north at a wye interchange. Brewster Street connects Nine Mile Road east with Davis Highway south to Ferry Pass. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Davis Highway overtakes Nine Mile Road along the remainder of U.S. 90 Alternate east. Pace, an unincorporated suburban community in Santa Rosa County, replaces Milton as the next eastbound control point. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Campus Drive winds east from the UWF to intersect U.S. 90 ALT (Davis Highway) at Rockwood Road to the River Gardens subdivision. Photo taken 12/15/12.
U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway) converges with U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) at Riverview. SR 10A ends as SR 10 rejoins the U.S. 90 mainline northeast across the Escambia River. This shield assembly was removed by 2011. Photo taken 01/30/06.
U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway) eastbound defaults onto U.S. 90 east ahead of the Escambia River bridge and causeway to Pace. Photo taken 12/15/12.
U.S. 90 follows Scenic Highway south along Macky and Escambia Bays to I-10. Designated the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway, the winding course of U.S. 90 runs just above sand bluffs to Cervantes Street in central Pensacola. Photo taken 12/15/12.

Photo Credits:

04/25/95, 01/30/06, 02/01/06, 02/02/06, 04/25/10, 12/15/12, 05/27/13, 05/17/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 29
U.S. 90
State Road 291

Page Updated 10-12-2019.