Florida State Road 10A
|Maintained by FDOT and Various County DPWs|
|West end:||US 90 in Beulah|
|East end:||SR 10 in Jacksonville|
Florida State Road 10A is a suffixed alternate route of Florida State Road 10. The road exists as a state highway in Escambia County, Lake City, and Jacksonville. In other locations it exists as a county road, and is not always a signed one.
The westernmost segment of State Road 10A begins at the western terminus of Alternate US 90 where US 90 becomes a divided highway before it shifts south towards Pensacola while Alternate US 90 stays to the north of the city taking State Road 10. This stretch of highway is also known as Nine Mile Road. SR 10A carries US 90 narrowing down to two lanes and then takes a turn to the southeast, still keeping Mobile Highway as the street name. From there, the road becomes the southern terminus of Escambia County Road 99, the westernmost two-digit route in the State of Florida. After passing by the Florida Division of Forestry's Beulah Fire Lookout Tower, and then a few schools and churches, the road crosses waterways such as Elevenmile Creek and then Eightmile Creek before entering Bellview. Here, the first major intersection is Escambia CR 173, better known as the Blue Angels Parkway, and a county extension of Florida State Road 173. Next, it turns into a four-lane divided highway north of Goodwin Lane, and then becomes the southern terminus of Florida State Road 297. The only other intersection south of this point is Belleview Avenue between there and a much more important intersection with the western terminus of Florida State Road 296 and eastern terminus of Escambia County Road 296. From there, open space exists on the southwest side of the street which is interrupted only by one street, specifically Escambia CR 341 (Marlane Drive). The road then crosses a body of water known as Bayou Marcus Creek which leads to Crescent Lake, the southwest corner of which is flanked by the Osceola Municipal Golf Course. The road runs along the border of West Pensacola and Myrtle Grove until it reaches the intersection with Florida State Road 727 and is entirely within West Pensacola. Eastbound SR 727 provides the only northbound access to the next state route, because that route happens to contain a partial cloverleaf interchange with Florida State Road 295, which includes only east-to-south and west-to-north access from US 90, and south-to-east and north-to-west access from SR 295. Later it serves as the northern terminus of Florida State Road 295 Spur and eastern terminus of Florida State Road 298. The road then approaches a bridge over some railroad tracks and then begins to turn more towards the east and less towards the south.
SR 10A finally enters the City of Pensacola after the intersection of Escambia CR 453 (West Street) where it merges onto West Cervantez Street, which is also the name of a local street west of CR 453. Eight blocks later, US 90 encounters the intersection of U.S. Route 98 and Florida State Road 292, and US 98 moves from a concurrency with SR 292 to one with US 90. Together US 90 & 98 run through the heart of Pensacola. Among the intersections they share are with U.S. Route 29 where West Cervantez Street becomes East Cervantez Street. But US 29 has been overshadowed by a partial interchange with Interstate 110 at Exit 2. Two to three blocks later it encounters southbound Florida State Road 291 along Dr. Martin Luthern King Jr. Drive (formerly Alcaniz Street), and northbound SR 291 along Davis Street). Four blocks later, the US 90/98 concurrency ends at the intersection with Florida State Road 289, where US 98 turns south towards the Pensacola Bay Bridge and runs along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico toward Perry, Lakeland, and Palm Beach, while US 90 continues along Cervantes Street. Veering slightly to the right after the intersection with 15th Street, it crosses a bridge over Bayou Texar, and hits land again at the intersection of Bayou Boulevard across from the Bayou Texar Boat Ramp, which can only be accessed from Stanley Avenue a block east. After the eastern terminus of Florida State Road 296 at Perry Avenue, the name of the road changes to Scenic Highway, as it narrows down from four lanes to two lanes between Chipley Avenue and Strong Street, and it turns north where it runs along the west side of Escambia Bay. Along the way, it frequently encounters the CSX P&A Subdivision, a former Louisville and Nashville Railroad line that carried Amtrak's Sunset Limited from 1993 until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina truncated the line to New Orleans. The road moves closer to the tracks near Magnolia Point just south of Hyde Park Road. Most of the area along this segment is residential, and those that aren't normally tend to consist of either parkland or merely open space.
Despite having neither a state or county road designation, the intersection of Summit Street is of importance due to the fact that it leads to Pensacola Regional Airport. After another random series of local streets, residences and parks, SR 10A approaches a signalied intersection with Langley Avenue, which is across the street from a wayside for Chimney Park along Red Bluff, the site of the former Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill, which was destroyed by Confederate General Braxton Bragg as part of an attempt to prevent the factory from falling into Union hands. This site has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since May 2012. Just west of a peninsula called Gulf Point, the last state highway US 90 encounters in the city is Florida State Road 742. From there it enters Ferry Pass, where it will remain through the rest of the county. A folded diamond interchange is the first interchange with Interstate 10 in the state (Exit 17), just before I-10 crosses the Escambia Bay Bridge. Later, the P&A Subdivision branches off to the east at Lora Point in order to cross its own bridge across the bay while SR 10A moves to the northwest along the coast of Macky Bay. The first intersection along this segment also happens to be the first major intersection, Florida State Road 290 (Olive Road). All other streets along this segment are local ones, and all on the west side of the road. However, when the coastline moves to the north it provides local streets on the east side. Once this happens, the route finally encounters the eastern terminus of ALT US 90 where it terminates while US 90 continues along SR 10 towards Jacksonville.
The central segment of State Road 10A can be found along U.S. Truck Route 90, a 3.5 mile-long Truck Detour that moves along Baya Avenue south of Downtown Lake City between near Newco to near Lake Hamburg in Lake City. Most of the road is a four-lane undivided highway with center-left turn lanes, except at its termini where the road is divided. State Road 10A resumes at an intersection with turning ramps that contains an eastbound turning ramp with a signalized crosswalk in the middle. Two intersections exist (one of them being Columbia CR 1219) before the road curves around the northeastern edge of Lake Montgomery. The first major intersection is US 41 (SR 25) where it then takes a concurrency with SR 47. Merely three blocks from US 41, SRs 10A & 47 encounters an intersection with one of its spur routes, US 441 (SR 25A) where SR 47 turns north and follows the road to the Georgia border. East of US 441, the road remains primarily straight and residential with occasional exceptions until east of the athletic field of Melrose Park Elementary School, where it makes another reverse curve which leaves the city limits and ends at Southeast Montrose Avenue. Here the road enters Newco, a community that is now a section of Watertown. Passing through a strip of preserved land around a creek and curving around a former segment named Baxter Lane, the road encounters another moderate intersection, specifically Columbia CR 133(Avalon Avenue), Two blocks after this, the road passes in front of the Eastside Elementary School between Defender Drive and Llewellyn Avenue, then curves to the northeast before encountering a railroad crossing along the south side of the intersection with SR 100, the last intersection before the eastern terminus at US 90.
The easternmost segment of SR 10A runs along U.S. Highway 90 Alternate, an alternate route of U.S. Highway 90 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It runs from the western terminus of the US 1/90 overlap to the split of Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard east along Atlantic Boulevard (State Road 10). Eastbound SR 10A runs for one block east along Beaver Street from southbound US 1 (Main Street), then turns left onto northbound US 1 (Ocean Avenue), only to turn back east again a block after that onto Union Street towards the Matthews Expressway. In the opposite direction, SR 10A runs from the Matthews Expressway onto parallel State Street and turns west at Main Street, running three blocks south to Beaver Street. The north end of the concurrency with US 1 is also the beginning of a concurrency with US 1-17 at Union Street and the southern terminus of US 23 at State Street. At the intersections with North Liberty Street, SR 10A leaves Union Street and becomes the Matthews Expressway, whereas westbound SR 10A enters State Street from the Matthews Expressway. The first interchange is with A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard and then another with the Jacksonville Sports Complex (Gator Bowl) which also leads to U.S. Route 1 Alternate (Jacksonville, Florida) and Florida State Road 115. The road actually climbs over US ALT 1/SR 115 on the approach to the Mathews Bridge over the Saint Johns River. This bridge also runs over the Exchange Club Park island. After crossing the bridge, the road is named the "Arlington Expressway" and has its first interchange with Florida State Road 109 followed by another with Florida State Road 109A. Two other interchanges exists with Arlington Road and then with local businesses along the service roads. Just after the interchange with northbound Florida State Road 113 (Southside Connector), US ALT 90 branches off of SR 10A onto State Road 115 (Southside Boulevard), where it turns south to end at Beach Boulevard (US 90/SR 212), while SR 10A continues east to terminate at State Road 10.
US 90 west (Old Spanish Trail) / US 90 Alt. / SR 10 east (Nine Mile Road)
|Western terminus of US ALT 90 and SR 10A|
|Bellview||CR 173 (Blue Angel Pkwy) - NAS Pensacola||County extension of SR 173|
|SR 297 (Pine Forest Road)|
|CR 296 (Saufley Field Road) / SR 296 (West Michigan Avenue)|
|West Pensacola||SR 727 (Fairfield Drive)|
|SR 295 (New Warrington Spur)||Parclo interchange|
SR 295 Spur / SR 298 (New Warrington Road)
|Pensacola||US 98 / SR 30 west / SR 292 (Pace Boulevard)||Begin US 98 concurrency|
|US 29 / SR 95 (Palafox Street)|
|I-110 north – Tallahassee, Mobile||Exit 2 (I-110); Southbound exit, northbound entrance|
|SR 291 (Davis Highway)||Southern terminus of SR 291|
|US 98 / SR 30 east / SR 289 north (9th Ave)||Eastern end of US 90 concurrency, southern terminus of SR 289|
|SR 296 (Perry Avenue)|
|SR 742 (Creighton Boulevard)|
|Ferry Pass||I-10||Exit 17 (I-10)|
|SR 290 west (Olive Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 290|
US 90 Alt. / SR 10 west (Nine Mile Road)
|Eastern terminus of US ALT 90; US 90 rejoins hidden SR 10|
|Gap in designation|
|Columbia||Lake City||US 90 / SR 10|
|US 41 / SR 25 / SR 47 south||SR 47 joins US Truck 90|
|US 441 / SR 25A / SR 47 north||SR 47 leaves US Truck 90|
|US 90 / SR 10|
|Gap in designation|
|Duval||Jacksonville||US 1 / US 90 / SR 10|
|US 1 / US 23 north / US 17|
US 1 Alt. / SR 115 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)
|SR 115 joins US Alt 90. State Street becomes Arlington Expressway|
|Mathews Bridge over St. Johns River|
|SR 113 north to I-295||Northbound exit, Westbound entrance|
US 90 Alt. / SR 115 (Southside Boulevard) to SR 10 west
|Southbound exit, Westbound entrance|
|SR 10 east (Atlantic Boulevard) – Atlantic Beach||Eastern Terminus of SR 10A|
Walton CR 10A
County Road 10A
Walton County Road 10A in a county segment of State Road 10A, the first of its kind in fact. The road begins southeast from US 90 in Argyle taking the concurrency with Walton CR 183 from US 90 which curves to the northeast. This segment of CR 10A is named Old Highway 90, and at first runs along the north side of the CSX P&A Subdivision. This alignment is short-lived though as it approaches a fork in the road where CR 183 heads to the southeast and has its own fork in the road with Railroad Avenue before crossing the tracks, while CR 10A curves to the northeast. The first intersection it encounters along this trajectory is Fire Department Avenue, which as appropriately named leads to the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department. A second intersection with another local street was eliminated when the fire house the previous street was named for expanded. CR 10A does not terminate at US 90, although the intersection with the road is split in a pair of 90 degree intersections the second of which removes the name "Old Spanish Trail" from US 90 as it continues northeast before both the old and "new" versions of US 90 cross the Walton-Holmes County Line.
Holmes CR 10A
County Road 10A
|Location:||Western Holmes County|
Holmes County Road 10A is a continuation of Walton County Road 10A, or at least the first segment is. The road maintains the name "Old Spanish Trail" as it enters Holmes County from the Walton-Holmes County Line, briefly turning north and south on the east side of that border only to curve briefly to the east after one power line right-of-way where it then crosses a second power line right-of-way before turning northeast, and winding through the woods of southwestern Holmes County. Just after a bridge over Bridge Creek, the road curves more towards the east before the intersection of Holmes County Road 183A, where it encounters a private home that was a former gas station. From there the road turns southeast. From there it crosses over Bridge Creek again, and later another bridge over Hog Creek just northwest of the intersection with Holmes County Road 81A, which surprisingly is not a suffixed route of SR 81. Continuing southeast, the road runs through more woods interrupted by two parcels of farmland on the south side obstructed by a line of trees with a grass road between the two farms, then crosses the first power Line right-of-way the it went under when it entered Holmes County. After both intersections with the two legs of Holly Road, the road briefly turns straight east and then curves back to the southeast. Avoiding a fork in the road, CR 10A makes a sharp right turn to end at US 90 and the Baker Manning Loop.
The second segment begins in eastern Ponce De Leon at US 90 east of Main Street. The first name of this segment is Old US 90, and runs northeast of US 90 from there until it reaches Oak Grove Church Road, then turns southwest until it terminates at US 90 in rural western Holmes County. FDOT maps, however suggest that the route extends past Oak Grove Church Road, and runs along the P&A Subdivision until that railroad line runs parallel to the north side of US 90 more than halfway between Oak Grove Church Road and Valee Road. It's possible that this is an abandoned segment of the road.
Jackson CR 10A
County Road 10A
|Location:||Marianna and Sneads|
Jackson County Road 10A also exists in two different segments, one in the Marianna area and the other in Sneads. The first one is Old Cottondale Road which begins at US 90 west of Marianna, beginning southeast from US 90, and then curving straight east and west just before the intersection with Heritage Road, only to curve southeast again at a power sub-station just before the intersection with Moneyham Road. CR 10A doesn't truly enter the city limits until it approaches the headquarters of Jackson County Transportation on the northwest corner of Sunrise Drive. After this intersection, the road passes by the Apostolic Life United United Pentecostal Church turns straight east and west again. A few blocks after this it encounters its one major intersection other than its termini, Florida State Road 276(Pennsylvania Avenue) at a blinker light intersection. East of there, the road takes a dip into the woods and has one intersection with Edenfield Street before a fork in the road for a former segment named Milton Avenue, and then a connecting spur named Hanson Street. If drivers are not careful, they can mistake Milton Avenue for part of CR 10A since no signs indicate otherwise. Four blocks after this, it encounters a three-way stop intersection with Orange Street and then one intersection with a less important residential street before it crosses the P&A Subdivision next to a dry river bed and ends at US 90.
The second segment begins on US 90 at the western edge of Sneads as Keevers Road. It runs southeast and has intersections with two dirt roads, one of which has an actual name (Gay Avenue) before moving onto the Old Spanish Trail, which was a separate local street since the intersection with Florida State Road 71 east of Marianna. Five blocks after this it intersects a street named River Road, which leads to CR 271 and almost several blocks later intersects CR 286(Gloster Avenue). After CR 286, the road runs along the north side of the P&A Subdivision, across from Sneads High School. The road moves away from the tracks after the intersection with Third Avenue. At Legion Road, the road becomes a one way street that ends just west of a dirt road named Pete's Way. Both segments serve as the east end of Jackson County Road 10A. The former right-of-way for the Old Spanish Trail runs along the south side of US 90 as it crosses Pete's Way and then Barannie Lane just before it ends.
Suwannee CR 10A
County Road 10A
|Location:||Live Oak and Wellborn|
Suwannee County Road 10A exists in two segments as well. The first is in Live Oak. The next is in Wellborn. The Live Oak segment begins as Helvenston Street Southeast at US 129 rather than at US 90, although it may have began at US 90 at one time in a concurrency with US 129. Within the city, most of the area surrounding the route is purely residential, except on the northwest and northeast corners of White Avenue, and other random locations. Drivers know they're about to leave the city when they see a storage facility that looks like a former motel and a pet grooming store on the southwest corner of Railroad Avenue, and the route veers slightly to the left. The railroad for which the cross street was named can be found east of the street at an abandoned Atlantic Coast Line Railroad crossing that's closer to a dirt road named 109th Street across the street from a bar. Further east, the road serves as the headquarters for two local radio stations known as WQHL-AM and FM, which is across from the Suwannee Health Care Center facility. A dirt road and former segment of the road named 103rd Drive veers off to the right at an at-grade interchange where this segment of County Road 10A ends at US 90 just west of the intersection of County Road 49. 103rd Drive runs south of CR 10A and then US 90 for one block.
The Wellborn segment begins on the north side of US 90. Much of the road is a block south of the CSX Tallahassee Subdivision(Eighth Avenue is directly on the south side of those tracks). Aside from Low Lake Road at the Wellborn Baptist Church property, most intersections along the road are paper roads and dirt roads leading to Eighth Avenue until it reaches County Road 137, a south-to-north county road spanning from US 27 in Hildreth through I-10 at Exit 292 to SR 136 in Poucher's Corner. The road continues for five more blocks along the same trajectory, and after Third Avenue, the road begins to curve southeast, primarily east of Wellborn Lake. By the time it reaches the intersection of 31st Road, CR 10A gains the name Odigo Road, momentarily running south then curves more easterly again at 29th Road before finally ends at US 90 just west of the Suwannee-Columbia County Line.
- Chimney Park (Pensacola City Parks Department)
- 90t US Truck Route 90; Lake City (Florida in Kodachrome)
- U.S. Census Bureau. "2009 Boundary and Annexation Survey Maps". Retrieved June 4, 2009.
- Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Retrieved October 4, 2007.
- Suwannee Health Care Center (Gulf Coast Health Care)