Florida State Road 189

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State Road 189 marker

State Road 189
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Southern segment
Length: 10.523 mi[1] (16.935 km)
South end: US 98 in Fort Walton Beach
North end: SR 397 at Eglin AFB
Northern segment
Length: 14.405 mi[1] (23.183 km)
South end: SR 4 in Baker
North end: SR-137 towards Andalusia, AL
Counties: Okaloosa
Highway system
SR 188 SR 190

State Road 189 (SR 189) is a north–south highway in the panhandle of Florida. It leads from U.S. Route 98 in downtown Fort Walton Beach to just east of State Road 85 at the Eglin AFB West Gate where its southern section terminates. The northern section begins at an intersection with State Road 4 in Baker, Florida north to the Alabama / Florida state line where Alabama State Route 137 begins upon crossing the Alabama state line.

The more common name for the southern portion is Lewis Turner Boulevard.

Both segments were once connected through Eglin AFB.[2]


Part of SR 189 will be resurfaced in 2012.[3]

The Five Mile Bayou bridge is labeled as structurally deficient.[4] There are plans to replace the bridge starting in 2014 with two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction.[5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Okaloosa County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Fort Walton Beach 0.000 0.000 US 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway / SR 30) – Destin, Mary Esther South end of southern section
1.318 2.121 CR 85A east (Yacht Club Drive)
Wright 2.848 4.583 SR 393 south (Mary Esther Cut-off Northwest) – Mary Esther
4.318 6.949 SR 188 east (Racetrack Road) / Hurlburt Field Road – Hurlburt Field, Ocean City
Eglin AFB 10.015 16.118 SR 85 – Niceville, Valparaiso, Shalimar, Eglin AFB North Gate, Airport
10.523 16.935 SR 397 south (Eglin Boulevard) – Eglin AFB, Shalimar, VA Outpatient Clinic North end of southern section
Gap in route
Baker 0.000 0.000 SR 4 – Milligan, Munson South end of northern section
  1.504 2.420 CR 4A west
Blackman 9.592 15.437 CR 2 east
Escambia Farms 11.836 19.048 CR 180 west
  14.405 23.183 SR-137 north – Andalusia Alabama state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

County Road 189[edit]

County Road 189
Location: HoltBaker

County Road 189 is a county extension of State Road 189 in west central Okaloosa County. It spans from I-10 at Exit 45 in Holt as Log Lake Road, where it runs north to the hear of Holt, and turns east in a concurrency with US 90. The concurrency ends in Galliver, where CR 90 turns north and later ends at State Road 4 in Baker, thus becoming a hidden concurrency with SR 4 until it branches off to the north as a state highway.

County Road 189A[edit]

County Road 189A
Location: HoltBaker

County Road 189A in northwestern Okaloosa County is a county suffixed alternate of CR 189. The route begins in Holt at US 90 two blocks east of the west end of the concurrency with CR 189 as Main Street. After the intersection of Fourth Street it becomes Poplar Head Church Road. It takes a sharp right turn to the east and at the intersection with Gerald Brooks Road it is renamed Melton Road. CR 189A ends at SR 4 just west of Baker.

County Road 189A[edit]

County Road 189A
Location: Cinco BayouFort Walton Beach

County Road 189A in southeastern Okaloosa County is a county suffixed alternate of SR 189. The road is named Yacht Club Drive and spans from SR 189 in Cinco Bayou to Ferry Road Northeast in Fort Walton Beach.


  1. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ State Road Department memorandum, September 22, 1947:

    Extension of State Road No. 189

    State Road No. 189 (one hundred and eighty-nine) is being extended and the full description of location is now as follows:

    Beginning at a point on SR 30 at Fort Walton and run Northerly to SR 10 at Holt; thence common with SR 10 to Galliver; thence Northerly via Baker to the Alabama State line; all in Walton [sic] County.
  3. ^ "Five Year Work Program/Item Number: 419314-1". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Transportation for America The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Bridges, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ Five Year Work Program, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.
  6. ^ Infrastructure Engineers, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.

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