Florida State Road 20

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State Road 20 marker

State Road 20
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 358.154 mi[1] (576.393 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 85 in Niceville
  US 27 / US 90 / SR 61 in Tallahassee
US 19 / US 27 / US 98 in Perry
US 441 / SR 24 / SR 26 in Gainesville
US 17 / SR 100 in Palatka
East end: US 1 / SR 100 in Bunnell
Location
Counties: Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Suwannee, Columbia, Alachua, Putnam, Flagler
Highway system
SR 19 SR 21

State Road 20 (SR 20) is an east-to-west route across northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle in the USA.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of State Road 20 is at State Road 85 in Niceville. The route proceeds east along the northern coast of the Choctawhatchee Bay through Freeport, where it leaves the Gulf coast behind, as it heads through Blountstown and the Florida Panhandle. SR 20 crosses the Apalachicola River on the Trammell Bridge, then proceeds though the Apalachicola National Forest and Tallahassee. It then becomes a hidden route briefly along US 90 in Tallahassee, then along US 27 in Tallahassee where it joins the Apalachee Parkway, a major east-west thoroughfare in the city. Constructed in 1957, the Apalachee Parkway starts at Monroe Street in front of the Florida State Capitol building. It has a short expressway section just east of the capitol, then is a busy four-lane surface boulevard with service roads for the next few miles, passing the Governor's Square Mall and state office buildings.

After the Parkway ends, SR 20 remains a hidden route along US 27 as they run through Capps, Florida, where US 19 joins US 27 until they reach Perry where US 19 continues south towards the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area, while US 27-SR 20 run east to High Springs.

After a brief signed portion in High Springs, State Road 20 is again hidden along US 441 to Gainesville, where it becomes a stand-alone route along Northwest 6th Street, then turns east onto Northwest 8th Avenue, until running south again onto North Main Street before it overlaps such roads as SR 24 and 26. East of Gainesville, the road again becomes a stand-alone route that is four lanes wide as it runs through Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area to the interchange with US 301 in Hawthorne. The road has since been widened along the route between Interlachen and Francis[2] as it heads into Palatka, finally (and, again, "secretly") joining with southbound US 17 which itself is in a concurrency with State Road 100.

All three routes cross the Palatka Memorial Bridge over the St. Johns River toward East Palatka and San Mateo, where SR 20 follows SR 100 to a terminus at US 1 in Bunnell.

History[edit]

The portion of SR 20 running through all of Calhoun County was designated as "Fuller Warren Parkway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1999.[3]

The portion of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Leon County was designated as "Apalachee Parkway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1961.[4]

The portion of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Leon, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor counties was designated as "Blue Star Memorial Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1957.[5] The same portion of SR 20 in Taylor, Jefferson, and Leon counties was also designated as "Paradise Drive" by the Florida State Legislature in 1951.[6]

The portion of SR 20 from Perry to High Springs in Columbia County, as well as all of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Lafayette and Suwannee counties, was designated as "Fred P Parker Memorial Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1941.[7]

The portion of SR 20 in Alachua County that is co-signed with US 441 was designated as "Martin Luther King Jr. Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1988.[8]

The portion of SR 20 in Alachua County that is co-signed with US 27 was designated as "United Spanish War Veterans Memorial Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1947.[9]

The entire portion of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 was designated as "Claude Pepper Memorial Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1999.[10] Further, the same co-signed portion of SR 20 was designated as "Purple Heart Highway" by the Florida State Highway Board in 2010.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Okaloosa Niceville 0.000 0.000 SR 85 to I‑10 – Shalimar, Crestview, Northwest Florida Regional Airport Western terminus of SR 20
0.779 1.254 SR 285 north (Partin Drive) to I‑10 east – Mossy Head
  6.72 10.81 SR 293 (Mid-Bay Bridge) to US 98 – Destin, Okaloosa Island interchange
Walton   21.969 35.356 CR 83A east
Freeport 23.919 38.494 CR 83A west
24.077 38.748 CR 883 north (Madison Street) – DeFuniak Springs Former US 331 north / SR 83 north
25.087 40.374 US 331 (SR 83) to I‑10 – DeFuniak Springs, Santa Rosa Beach, Topsail Hill State Preserve
Bruce 34.736 55.902 SR 81 north to I‑10 – Redbay, Ponce de Leon
34.974 56.285 CR 3280 west
Choctawhatchee River 39.03 62.81 Olan Rex Ferguson Bridge
Washington Ebro 40.404 65.024 SR 79 – Vernon, West Bay, Panama City Beach, Airport, Dog Track
Bay   51.860 83.461 SR 77 – Airport
  67.576 108.753 US 231 (SR 75) – Fountain, Panama City, Panama City Beach
Calhoun Rollins Corner 80.361 129.328 CR 287 north
Clarksville 82.352 132.533 SR 73 south Western terminus of concurrency with SR 73
82.548 132.848 SR 73 north – Marianna Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 73
  84.894 136.624 CR 275
Blountstown 91.405 147.102 SR 71 – Altha, Wewahitchka
Apalachicola River 93.83 151.00 Trammell Bridge[12]
Liberty Bristol 95.595 153.845 CR 12 south (Central Street)
95.951 154.418 SR 12 north to I‑10 – Greensboro, Torreya State Park
96.085 154.634 Northwest Pea Ridge Road former CR 379 south
  97.583 157.045 CR 379 south (Northwest Hoecake Road)
  103.959 167.306 CR 1641 north (Northwest Dempsey Barron Road) – Torreya State Park, Gregory House, Liberty Correctional Institution
Hosford 107.134 172.415 SR 65 – Telogia
  112.768 181.483 CR 2224 west (Northeast Old Blue Creek Road)
  113.981 183.435 SR 267 north to I‑10 – Wallwood Scout Reservation, Quincy Western terminus of concurrency with SR 267
  115.635 186.096 CR 0120 east
Ochlockonee River 115.94 186.59 Bridge
Leon   117.122 188.490 CR 375 south (Smith Creek Road) – Ochlockonee River State Park
Bloxham 117.525 189.138 SR 267 south – Wakulla, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 267
  131.522 211.664 Silver Lake Road - Silver Lake former SR 260
  132.010 212.450 CR 1585 north (Geddie Road)
  133.102 214.207 CR 1583 north (Barineau Road)
  133.920 215.523 CR 1581 north (Aenon Church Road)
Tallahassee 135.183 217.556 SR 263 (Capital Circle) – Tallahassee Regional Airport, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science
  135.416 217.931 SR 366 east (Pensacola Street)
Tallahassee 136.782 220.129 US 90 west (Tennessee Street / SR 10) – Quincy, Pensacola Western terminus of concurrency with US 90 and SR 10
139.873 225.104 North Woodward Avenue former SR 157
140.937 226.816 US 90 east (Tennessee Street / SR 10) / US 27 north / SR 61 north (North Monroe Street) – Monticello east end of US 90 / SR 10 overlap; west end of US 27 / SR 61 overlap
see US 27 (mile 474.740-353.085)
Alachua High Springs 262.592 422.601 US 27 south / US 41 (North Main Street / SR 45) – Newberry, Lake City Southern terminus of concurrency with US 27
263.161 423.517 US 441 north (SR 25) – Lake City Northern terminus of concurrency with US 441 and SR 25; no left turn eastbound
see US 441 (mile 377.744-359.884)
Gainesville 281.021 452.259 US 441 south (SR 25) – Micanopy, Ocala Southern terminus of concurrency with US 441 and SR 25; no left turn westbound
281.935 453.730 SR 222 (Northwest 39th Avenue) to I‑75 – Airport
282.949 455.362 SR 120 (Northwest 23rd Avenue)
284.303 457.541 CR 329 north (North Main Street) west end of SR 329 overlap
284.789 458.323 SR 24 west / SR 26 west (University Avenue) / SR 329 south (Main Street) east end of SR 329 overlap; west end of SR 24 / SR 26 overlap
285.594 459.619 SR 24 east (Waldo Road) / SR 24A west / SR 331 south (Southeast 11th Street) – Airport, truck route to US 441 north / SR 24 west / SR 26 west / SR 121 north Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 24
285.838 460.012 SR 26 east (East University Avenue) Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 26
285.936 460.169 CR 2043 south (Southeast 15th Street)
287.091 462.028 CR 2043 south (Southeast 27th Street)
  288.224 463.852 CR 225 north (Southeast 43rd Street)
  289.235 465.479 CR 329B north (Lakeshore Drive / Southeast 55th Boulevard)
  290.983 468.292 CR 2082 east – Rochelle
  292.728 471.100 CR 234 – Windsor, Rochelle
  294.251 473.551 CR 325 south – Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site
Grove Park 296.105 476.535 CR 2041 south (Southeast 152nd Street)
Hawthorne 300.46 483.54 US 301 (SR 200) – Waldo, Ocala, Business District interchange
Putnam McMeekin 304.442 489.952 SR 21 north / CR 20A east – Melrose
Johnson Crossroads 307.361 494.650 CR 21 south – James H. Townsend House
Interlachen 313.189 504.029 CR 315 – Grandin
Francis 324.104 521.595 CR 309C north
Palatka 326.112 524.826 SR 19 – Salt Springs, truck route east
327.456 526.989 CR 311 south (Husson Avenue)
328.724 529.030 US 17 north / SR 100 west (Reid Street / SR 15 north) – Green Cove Springs, truck route to SR 20 west Western terminus of concurrency with US 17, SR 15, and SR 100
see SR 100 (mile 115.130-144.560)
Flagler Bunnell 358.154 576.393 US 1 / SR 100 east (North State Street / SR 5) – Flagler Beach, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine Eastern terminus of SR 20, eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 100
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

County Road 0120[edit]

County Road 0120
Location: Liberty / Leon County Line
Aerial view of the Ochlockonee River in flood on April 16, 1975 near Bloxham, at the old Florida State Highway 20 bridge crossing and just southwest of the Talquin Dam.

County Road 0120 (CR 0120) is a short piece of an old alignment of State Road 20, at the Liberty/Leon County Line. CR 0120 only extends a couple of tenths of a mile (about 300 m) to the Ochlockonee River, where the old bridge has been dismantled; thus, it no longer connects, to Leon County CR 20, on the other side of the river.

The reasons for a realignment were to straighten out the curve on the Leon County side and to bypass a residential area. Along CR 0120, are entrances to a couple of residences and an abandoned gas station.

County Road 20A[edit]

County Road 20A
Location: McMeekinInterlachen

County Road 20A is a suffixed county alternate route on the south side of SR 20 in western Putnam County. It begins at the southern terminus of State Road 21 in McMeekin, and runs southeast towards Johnson, and Edgar, finally reaching Interlachen, where it turns north to meet SR 20 again.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ State Road 20 from Hawthorne to Interlachen Alachua County and Putnam County; Project Overview (Florida DOT)
  3. ^ Florida State Legislature (June 11, 1999). "Fuller Warren Parkway Designation" (PDF). 99-403. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  4. ^ Florida State Highway Board (June 22, 1961). "Apalachee Parkway Designation" (PDF). 26837. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  5. ^ Florida State Legislature (October 29, 1957). "Blue Star Memorial Highway Designation" (PDF). 57-211. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  6. ^ Florida State Highway Board (July 6, 1951). "Paradise Drive Designation" (PDF). 61-598. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  7. ^ Florida State Legislature (May 9, 1941). "Fred P Parker Memorial Highway Designation" (PDF). 20265. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  8. ^ Florida State Legislature (October 1, 1988). "Martin Luther King Jr. Highway Designation" (PDF). 88-419. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  9. ^ Florida State Legislature (May 20, 1947). "United Spanish War Veterans Memorial Highway Designation" (PDF). 23719. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  10. ^ Florida State Legislature (May 12, 1999). "Claude Pepper Memorial Highway Designation" (PDF). 99-404. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  11. ^ Florida State Highway Board (July 1, 2010). "Purple Heart Highway Designation" (PDF). HB 5. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  12. ^ Florida State Highway Board (June 18, 1996). "Trammell Bridge Designation" (PDF). 96-429. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing