U.S. 90 Alternate East - Escambia County

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U.S. 90 Alternate east
Just beyond the split with U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) east at the beginning of U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) 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 02/01/06.
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Traveling eastbound on the 2.5 mile stretch between Escambia County Road 99 (Beulah Road) and Interstate 10 (Exit 5). The two-lane highway widens at the diamond interchange ahead. Photo taken 05/07/04. Second photo taken 02/10/06.
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U.S. 90 Alternate passes under Interstate 10 near Pine Forest. Eastward a two-mile drive brings Interstate 10 to its junction with SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) and seven miles to Interstate 110 south. Photos taken 02/10/06.
Interstate 10 travels 18 miles west from Nine Mile Road to its next exit at Baldwin County Road 64 (Wilcox Road) in Alabama. Photo taken 04/25/10.
A traffic light was added to the intersection with ramps to and from Interstate 10 west by December 2012. Photo taken 04/25/10.
U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) leaves the exchange with Interstate 10. The route formerly reduced to two lanes, but widening underway in 2017 expands Nine Mile Road to four overall lanes. Photo taken 04/25/10.
Junction signage posted for the north end of SR 297 on U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) eastbound. The north-south state road continues Pine Forest Road 4.38 miles south from Nine Mile Road to SR 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) and U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway). Photo taken 04/25/10.
Entering the signalized intersection with SR 297 south and County Road 297 (Pine Forest Road) north. SR 297 meets Interstate 10, 0.8 miles to the south. Escambia County Road 297 extends northward 0.2 miles to Escambia County Road 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 expands into a four-lane divided highway east of Fowler Avenue. The US route crosses a railroad line and meets U.S. 29 (Pensacola Boulevard) at a diamond interchange. Photo taken 02/02/06.
Eastbound at the southbound on-ramp to busy Pensacola Boulevard through Ensley. U.S. 29 varies between four and eight lanes from Nine Mile Road south to the split with SR 292 (Pace Boulevard) near Brent. Photo taken 02/02/06.
A left turn joins U.S. 29 northbound to Gonzalez, Cantonment and Century. The interchange between Nine Mile Road and Pensacola Boulevard dates back to 1956. Photo taken 02/02/06.
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U.S. 90 Alternate emerges from the Pensacola Boulevard overpasses at the northbound ramp to U.S. 29. Pictured here was a red U.S. 29 shield at a previously unsignalized intersection. Mast-arm supported signals were installed here by 2010. Photo taken 04/25/95. Second photo taken 04/25/10.
County Road 95A (North Palafox Street) parallels U.S. 29 to east as the original alignment of the US Route. The two-lane highway 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 to Ten Mile Road across U.S. 90 Alternate at the next traffic light. 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. The north-south road was originally a part of County Road 749, but was likely decommissioned to discourage trucks to the industrial plant at the road end. Photo taken 04/25/10.
The signal at Hummingbird Boulevard lies opposite John R. Jones, Jr. Athletic Park. The road otherwise 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 divided highway 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.
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Copter Road, former County Road 498, angles southeast from U.S. 90 Alternate (Nine Mile Road) to Ellyson Industrial Park. A set of flashers were replaced with mast-arm supported traffic lights at the intersection with Nine Mile Road by 2010.
Ellyson Industrial Park was home to Ellyson Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station until 1973, though a training center remained on site until 1979. Photo taken 01/30/06. Second photo taken 05/27/13.
A reassurance marker for U.S. 90 Alternate alludes to the former status of Copter Road as a County Road. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Drivers that did not take Copter Road east to SR 291 can access Davis Highway directly via a connector at Brewster Street. SR 291 begins at U.S. 90 Alternate and leads southwest to Ferry Pass and Exit 12 of Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/27/13.
Davis Highway merges with U.S. 90 Alternate from SR 291, ending Nine Mile Road in the process. Pace replaces Milton as the next eastbound destination. The suburban community resides five miles east in Santa Rosa County.
Historically, the U.S. 90 main line used Davis Highway northward from Pensacola to the Escambia River crossing. Photo taken 01/30/06.
Campus Drive winds east from the University of West Florida to end at Nine Mile Road opposite Rockwood Road, a local residential road. Photo taken 12/15/12.
U.S. 90 Alternate (Davis Highway) east approaches the merge with U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) at Riverview. Hidden State Road 10A ends from the south at this junction.
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 into Santa Rosa County. Photo taken 12/15/12.
U.S. 90 west follows Scenic Highway southbound along Macky and Escambia Bays to Cervantes Street in central Pensacola. The two-lane highway undulates above sandy bluffs along the waters edge and is designated the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway accordingly. Photo taken 12/15/12.

Photo Credits:

04/25/95, 05/07/04, 01/30/06, 02/01/06, 02/02/06, 02/10/06, 04/25/10, 12/15/12, 05/27/13 by AARoads

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

Page Updated 05-28-2013.