Florida State Road 293
|This article is outdated. (February 2014)|
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||15.4 mi (24.8 km)|
|Existed:||June 1993 – present|
|South end:||US 98 in Destin|
|North end:||SR 85 in Niceville|
State Road 293 begins at the intersection with Mid-Bay Bridge Road and US 98 in Destin, where SR 293 takes Mid-Bay Bridge north, passing by the shopping center next to the southern terminus, and then passing by a middle school and docks for the mile between US 98 and the southern end of the Mid-Bay Bridge. It then crosses the 3.6 mile long toll bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay, where at the northern end, tolls are collected ($3 for cars as of July 11, 2010). It extends for another two miles as White Point Road, traveling northward through the Bluewater Bay community to its northern terminus of SR 20.
|This section requires expansion. (July 2010)|
The State Road was established in June 1993 when the Mid-Bay Bridge was opened. Originally, the northern terminus of the road was at the toll plaza at the northern end of the bridge. The northern approached was accessed via White Point Road. In 2011, the road was opened to SR 20.
State Road 293 currently has plans to be extended around the Niceville area in stages, starting with an extension north to Range Road, expected to be completed in 2011. It is planned to be followed by extensions to SR 285, then SR 85. The extension from Range Road to Hwy 85 is due to open on January 3, 2014. The bridge is expected to be widen by one lane by 2020.
The entire route is in Okaloosa County.
|Destin||0.000||0.000||US 98 (SR 30) – Panama City, Destin, Okaloosa Island, Henderson Beach State Park|
|Mid-Bay Bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay|
|5.43||8.74||Lakeshore Drive - Maxwell Gunter Recreation Area||interchange|
|6.28||10.11||SR 20 – Airport, Freeport||interchange|
|Niceville||15.4||24.8||SR 85 to I‑10 – Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, Crestview, Airport||interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Maps distance
- Mid Bay Tolls
- Google Inc. "overview map of State Road 293". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=FL-293+N%2FHutchinson+St%2FMid-Bay+Bridge+Rd&daddr=FL-293+N%2FN+White+Point+Rd&hl=en&geocode=Fa6yzwEdvD3Z-g%3BFQEd0QEduG3Z-g&mra=ls&sll=30.481401,-86.413565&sspn=0.00111,0.001725&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=12. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- "Capital Improvement Program (CIP)". Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014