Florida State Road 79

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State Road 79 marker

State Road 79
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 60.673 mi[1] (97.644 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 30 in Panama City Beach
  SR 20 in Ebro
SR 277 in Vernon
US 90 in Bonifay
SR 2 in Esto
North end: SR-167 towards Hartford, AL
Location
Counties: Bay, Washington, Holmes
Highway system
SR 78 SR 80

State Road 79 (SR 79) is a north–south highway in the panhandle of Florida. It is a popular route for tourists to and from the Panama City Beach area. The route connects with Alabama State Route 167 at the Alabama–Florida border and runs to its southern terminus at State Road 30 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Currently, the highway is being expanded to four lanes and extended north to connect to Interstate 10. SR 79 is a major hurricane evacuation route from the coastal area. It is one of few designated routes northward between Pensacola and Panama City.

History[edit]

As of June 1, 2009, the route between US 98 (Back Beach Road) at Panama City Beach and SR 20 at Ebro was being expanded to four lanes. A second bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at West Bay has been completed and is now open making the four lane complete for about a 5-mile (8.0 km) stretch from US 98 northward to the intersection of SR 79 and SR 388 at West Bay. North of this completed stretch construction continues to a point just north of the Ebro Greyhound Racetrack. No construction has begun north of this point to the Alabama state line.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Bay Panama City Beach 0.000 0.000 SR 30 (Front Beach Road) Y intersection
0.531 0.855 US 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway / SR 30A) – Destin, Panama City
West Bay 5.37 8.64 B.V. Buchanan Bridge over West Bay
5.768 9.283 SR 388 east – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  12.343 19.864 CR 2296 west (Pine Log Road)
Washington Ebro 16.023 25.787 SR 20
New Hope 26.817 43.158 CR 284 west (Millers Ferry Road)
  31.122 50.086 Fanning Branch Road former SR 277 south
Vernon 33.935 54.613 CR 279 south (Moss Hill Road) – Dogwood Acres, Moss Hill Church
34.189 55.022 SR 277 north (Court Avenue) – Chipley
  34.608 55.696 CR 278 west (Creek Road)
  34.786 55.983 CR 279 north (Pate Pond Road)
  42.262 68.014 CR 280 (Douglas Ferry Road)
Holmes Bonifay 44.25 71.21 I‑10 (SR 8) – Pensacola, Tallahassee I-10 exit 112
46.074 74.149 US 90 (SR 10) – Caryville, Chipley
47.069 75.750 CR 173 north (North Avenue) / CR 177A north – Airport
  48.479 78.019 CR 177 north
  55.492 89.306 CR 160
Holland Crossroads
Esto
58.567 94.254 SR 2 – Miller Crossroads, Graceville
Esto 60.673 97.644 SR-167 north – Hartford
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014

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