Florida State Road 24

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State Road 24 marker
State Road 24
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length71.527 mi[1] (115.112 km)
Major junctions
West end2nd Street in Cedar Key
  US 19 / US 98 in Otter Creek

US 27 Alt. in Bronson
US 27 / US 41 in Archer
I-75 in Gainesville
US 441 / SR 20 / SR 26 in Gainesville
East end US 301 in Waldo
Highway system
Toll Florida 23.svg SR 23Florida 24.svgFlorida 24A.svgFlorida 25.svg SR 25
Florida 224.svg SR 224Florida 226.svgFlorida 228.svg SR 228

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.

Route description[edit]

Levy County[edit]

SR 24 in Cedar Key.

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.

Between US 19-98 and Alternate US 27 in Bronson, the road runs through a wooded area north of Goethe State Forest.

Names for State Road 24 in Levy County include D-Street, 2nd Avenue, West Thrasher Drive, East Thrasher Drive and SR 24.

Alachua County[edit]

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).

Major intersections[edit]

LevyCedar Key0.0000.0002nd Street
3.2485.227 CR 347 north – Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Mound
Rosewood9.40115.129 CR 345 north – Chiefland, Perry
Ellzey19.75231.788 CR 336 west
Otter Creek21.61834.791 US 19 / US 98 (SR 55) – Chiefland, Inglis, St. Petersburg
Bronson32.40452.149 CR 24 east (Picnic Street)
US 27 Alt. (SR 500) – Chiefland, Williston
33.16953.380 CR 337 (Court Street) – Newberry
33.51453.936 CR 32B north (Marshburn Drive)
34.63855.744 CR 32 west
AlachuaArcher42.63768.618 US 27 / US 41 (SR 45) – Newberry, Williston
Gainesville52.3984.31 I-75 (SR 93) – Lake City, Tampa, truck route to SR 24 east / SR 26 eastI-75 exit 384
53.46786.047 SR 121 (Southwest 34th Street) – Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art
54.70888.044 SR 226 east / SR 24A east (Southwest 16th Avenue)eastbound exit and westbound entrance
55.73489.695 US 441 south (Southwest 13th Street / SR 25)west end of US 441 / SR 25 overlap
56.43390.820 US 441 north (Southwest 13th Street / SR 25) / SR 26 west (West University Avenue) to I-75east end of US 441 / SR 25 overlap; west end of SR 26 overlap
57.29592.207 SR 20 west / SR 329 (Main Street)west end of SR 20 overlap
58.10093.503 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
59.84296.306 SR 120 west (Northeast 23rd Avenue)
60.74097.752 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
62.138100.001 CR 225 north / CR 232 west (Northeast 53rd Avenue) – Gainesville Raceway
Fairbanks64.064103.101 CR 225A west (Northeast 56th Terrace)
Waldo71.014114.286 CR 1475 north (Cole Street) to US 301 south
71.527115.112 US 301 (SR 200) – Starke, Baldwininterchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

State Road 24A[edit]

Florida 24A.svgFlorida 226.svg

State Road 24A, State Road 226

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.

The entire route is in Gainesville, Alachua County.

0.0000.000 SR 24 west (Archer Road)
0.9241.487 US 441 (Southwest 13th Street / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Highway / SR 25)
1.6512.657 CR 329 (South Main Street)Former SR 329
2.2013.542 SR 331 south (Southeast Williston Road)east end of SR 226; west end of SR 331 overlap
3.9976.433 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[edit]

County Road 24
Length0.76 mi[2] (1.22 km)

County Road 24 is a short county road spur of SR 24 in Bronson. It travels 0.76 miles (1.22 km) west of SR 24 to U.S. Highway 27 Alternate and is known locally as Picnic Street.


  1. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT GIS data". Archived from the original on June 23, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007.[failed verification]

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