Florida State Road 24
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||71.527 mi (115.112 km)|
|Existed:||1945 – present|
|West end:||2nd Street in Cedar Key|
| US 19 / US 98 in Otter Creek
US 27 Alt. in Bronson
US 27 / US 41 in Archer
US 441 / SR 20 / SR 26 in Gainesville
|East end:||US 301 in Waldo|
State Road 24 (SR 24) is an east–west state highway that runs between Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico and Waldo, Florida, at US 301. State Road 24 runs along a former branch of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. This branch was originally owned by the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, and used to lead to ferries to both Pensacola, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana. It also passes through Rosewood, site of the infamous 1923 massacre.
Starting as D Street in Cedar Key, State Road 24 skips over Jackson Island and Sunset Island before making its way across the mainland of northwestern Florida. In the City of Otter Creek, the road intersects US 19-98, at a blinker light, which hardly looks like a city at all.
Names for State Road 24 in Levy County include D-Street, 2nd Avenue, West Thrasher Drive, East Thrasher Drive and SR 24.
Shortly after crossing the Levy-Alachua County Line, SR 24 becomes Archer Road and enters Archer itself, intersecting with US 27-41. After the interchange with Interstate 75 in Gainesville, State Road 24 crosses SR 121, where it runs along the south side of the University of Florida then become concurrent with US 441, later with SR 20/26(West University Avenue), until the intersection with SR 331(Southeast Williston Road), where it breaks off onto Northeast Waldo Road. The Northeast corner of SR 24 and SR 222 is the site of the Gainesville Regional Airport, before finally terminating at an interchange with US 301 in Waldo.
Names for State Road 24 in Alachua County include SR 24, Southwest Archer Road, Southwest 13th Street, West University Avenue, Northeast Waldo Road, Kennard Street (Westbound lanes in Waldo), and Waldo Road (Eastbound lanes in Waldo).
|Levy||Cedar Key||0.000||0.000||2nd Street|
|3.248||5.227||CR 347 north – Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Mound|
|Rosewood||9.401||15.129||CR 345 north – Chiefland, Perry|
|Ellzey||19.752||31.788||CR 336 west|
|Otter Creek||21.618||34.791||US 19 / US 98 (SR 55) – Chiefland, Inglis, St. Petersburg|
|Bronson||32.404||52.149||CR 24 east (Picnic Street)|
US 27 Alt. (SR 500) – Chiefland, Williston
|33.169||53.380||CR 337 (Court Street) – Newberry|
|33.514||53.936||CR 32B north (Marshburn Drive)|
|34.638||55.744||CR 32 west|
|Alachua||Archer||42.637||68.618||US 27 / US 41 (SR 45) – Newberry, Williston|
|Gainesville||52.39||84.31||I‑75 (SR 93) – Lake City, Tampa, truck route to SR 24 east / SR 26 east||I-75 exit 384|
|53.467||86.047||SR 121 (Southwest 34th Street) – Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art|
|54.708||88.044||SR 226 east / SR 24A east (Southwest 16th Avenue)||eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|55.734||89.695||US 441 south (Southwest 13th Street / SR 25)||west end of US 441 / SR 25 overlap|
|56.433||90.820||US 441 north (Southwest 13th Street / SR 25) / SR 26 west (West University Avenue) to I‑75||east end of US 441 / SR 25 overlap; west end of SR 26 overlap|
|57.295||92.207||SR 20 west / SR 329 (Main Street)||west end of SR 20 overlap|
|58.100||93.503|| SR 20 east / SR 26 east (East University Avenue) – Morningside Nature Center
SR 331 south / SR 24A west (Southeast 11th Street) to I‑75 – truck route to SR 24 west / SR 26 west
|east end of SR 20 / SR 26 overlap|
|59.842||96.306||SR 120 west (Northeast 23rd Avenue)|
|60.740||97.752||SR 222 (Northeast 39th Avenue) to I‑75 – Santa Fe College, SFC Police Academy, Airport Passenger Terminal, truck route to SR 121 north / US 441 north|
|62.138||100.001||CR 225 north / CR 232 west (Northeast 53rd Avenue) – Gainesville Raceway|
|Fairbanks||64.064||103.101||CR 225A west (Northeast 56th Terrace)|
|Waldo||71.014||114.286||CR 1475 north (Cole Street) to US 301 south|
|71.527||115.112||US 301 (SR 200) – Starke, Baldwin||interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
State Road 24A
State Road 24A (SR 24A) is an alternate route within Gainesville. It is overlapped by State Road 226(Southwest 16th Avenue and Southeast 16th Avenue), and then State Road 331 from SR 226 to SR 20/26, where it terminates at SR 24 again.
The west end of SRs 24A/226 is only accessible eastbound from SR 24 and westbound to SR 24. Motorists who want to travel in the opposite direction must use nearby Shealy Drive. At US 441 the road transforms from a four-lane divided highway to a four-lane undivided highway with a continuous left-turn lane. The divider returns again east of Southwest 10th Avenue, but ends east of Southwest 6th Street. SR 24A-226 runs along Southwest 16th Avenue, and becomes Southeast 16th Avenue, when it crosses SR 329 and narrows down to two lanes.
The road curves down to a southbound direction and has frequent pedestrian crosswalks across it before curving back east. SR 226 ends at SR 331, however SR 24A continues north along SR 331 until it reaches the intersection of SR 20-24-26.
|0.000||0.000||SR 24 west (Archer Road)|
|0.924||1.487||US 441 (Southwest 13th Street / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Highway / SR 25)|
|1.651||2.657||SR 329 (South Main Street)|
|2.201||3.542||SR 331 south (Southeast Williston Road)||east end of SR 226; west end of SR 331 overlap|
|3.997||6.433||SR 20 / SR 24 / SR 26 (East University Avenue / Waldo Road) to US 301 – Airport, Matheson Historical Center, Morningside Nature Center, truck route to SR 121 north / US 441 north|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
County Road 24
|Length:||0.76 mi[not in citation given] (1.22 km)|