Florida State Road 30

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State Road 30 marker

State Road 30
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length283.214 mi[1] (455.789 km)
Existed1945–present
Major junctions
West end US 98 towards Mobile, AL
  SR 392A in Panama City Beach
East end
US 19 / US 27 Alt. / US 98 / US 221 in Perry
Highway system
SR 29SR 30A

State Road 30 (SR 30) is the mostly hidden Florida Department of Transportation designation for most of US 98 from the Florida-Alabama state line to east of Perry, Florida.

In a 14-mile-long stretch west of Panama City, US 98 and SR 30 are separated by less than one mile (1.6 km), with SR 30 on Front Beach Road along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Hollywood Beach, Laguna Beach, and Panama City Beach, and US 98 inland (as unsigned State Road 30A) along Panama City Beach Parkway bypassing the beach communities. In 2009, the Florida DOT began signing Front Beach Road as SR 30, and removed US 98 Alt signs.

In Panama City, and Callaway, US 98 and SR 30 take different courses as they pass through the two cities, in which SR 30 becomes Business US 98 and US 98 becomes unsigned SR 30A (for more details on the routing through Panama City and Callaway, click here). Both at the western and eastern end of the split, US 98 and SR 30 merge upon approach of a bridge (on Panama City Parkway crossing Saint Andrew Bay to the west; and, to the east, New Dupont Bridge crossing East Bay for access to – and through – Tyndall Air Force Base).

SR 30 signage at the CR 379 intersection in Carabelle

The eastern terminus of SR 30 is an intersection with US 19-US 27-SR 20 in Perry. There, a motorist driving eastbound on US 98 (West Hampton Springs Avenue) can turn southward onto its continuation on Byron Butler Parkway (Alternate US 27-US 19-US 98). Motorists continuing eastward on East Hampton Springs Avenue travel along southbound US 27-SR 20 toward Mayo, Alachua, and Gainesville.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Escambia0.0000.000 US 98 west (SR-42) – MobileAlabama state line (Lillian Bridge over Perdido Bay)
see US 98 (mile 0.000-12.049)
Pensacola12.04919.391 US 98 east / SR 292 (South Pace Boulevard)east end of US 98 overlap; west end of US 98 Bus. overlap
see US 98 Bus. (mile 0.000-2.290)
14.33923.076 US 98 west (North 9th Avenue / SR 289 north)east end of US 98 Bus. overlap; west end of US 98 overlap
see US 98 (mile 15.215-95.983)
Bay95.107153.060 US 98 east (Panama City Beach Parkway / SR 30A east) – East End of Beacheseast end of US 98 overlap; east end of state maintenance
96.427155.184Kelly Street (exit N)
Laguna Beach97.598157.069Exit M: Twin Lakes Drive
97.868157.503Exit L: CR 3037 north (Wisteria Lane)
98.679158.808Exit K: Toledo Place
Panama City BeachLaguna Beach line99.149159.565west end of state maintenance
Panama City Beach100.145161.168Cobb Road (exit J)
101.041162.610 SR 79 north – West Bay, Northwest Florida / Beaches International Airport, Dog Track
102.346164.710Exit H: Powell Adams Road
102.739165.342Hills Road (exit G)
103.580166.696Exit F: Nautlius Street
104.189167.676 SR 392 east (Hutchison Boulevard)
104.784168.634Exit E: Clara Avenue to express route
105.404169.631Alf Coleman Road to express route (exit D)
105.988170.571east end of state maintenance
106.070170.703R. Jackson Boulevard to express route (exit C)
107.043172.269Thomas Driveformer SR 745
107.322172.718 SR 392 west (Hutchison Boulevard / CR 392 east)west end of state maintenance
107.822173.523Exit B: Moylan Road
109.642176.452 US 98 west (Panama City Beach Parkway / SR 30A)interchange; west end of US 98 overlap
see US 98 (mile 109.931-113.859)
Panama City113.570182.773 US 98 east (SR 30A) / SR 390 east (Beck Avenue) to US 231 – Cedar Groveeast end of US 98 overlap; west end of US 98 Bus. overlap; no left turn eastbound (onto SR 390)
see US 98 Bus. (mile 0.000-9.102)
ParkerCallaway line122.672197.421 US 98 west (Tyndall Parkway / SR 30A) – Cedar Groveeast end of US 98 Bus. overlap; west end of US 98 overlap; no left turn eastbound
see US 98 (mile 123.672-283.185)
TaylorPerry282.185454.133
US 19 north / US 27 / US 221 Truck north (Byron Butler Parkway / Hampton Springs Avenue / SR 20) – Tallahassee
west end of US 19 / US 27 Alt. / US 221 Truck overlap
283.214455.789 US 221 north (Jefferson Street / SR 55) / CR 361A south (Puckett Road) – Downtown Perry

US 19 south / US 27 Alt. south / US 98 south (Byron Butler Parkway / SR 55) – Cross City, St. Petersburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

Bay County Road 30[edit]

County Road 30
LocationBay County

County Road 30 (CR 30) runs along a segment of Front Beach Road in Laguna Beach. The former section of SR 30 was relinquished by the Florida Department of Transportation in exchange for County Road 390.[2] CR 30 runs from the junction with U.S. 98/SR 30A/SR 30 eastbound and ends at the intersection with Deluna Place on the city line of Panama City Beach, where SR 30 resumes.

State Road 30A[edit]

State Road 30A
LocationPanama City Beach, Callaway, Panama City, Gulf County

State Road 30A (SR 30A) is a Florida Department of Transportation designation shared by four alternate routings of SR 30 in the Florida panhandle. Two segments have SR 30A signage; the other two do not as they are segments of U.S. Route 98 (US 98). Three of the four SR 30A segments are next to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico for most (if not all) of their length.

Walton County Road 30A[edit]

County Road 30A
LocationPoint Washington

Just west of Santa Rosa Beach, near East Hewlett Road, County Road 30A branches off Reddick Road (US 98/SR 30) and heads southeastward toward the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. While US 98/SR 30 continues through the heart of Point Washington State Forest, CR 30A follows the shoreline, passing through Grayton Beach and Seaside, before rejoining SR 30 near Inlet Beach.

Gulf County Road 30A & Franklin County Road 30A[edit]

County Road 30A
LocationGulf County, Franklin County

County Road 30A in Gulf and Franklin counties is a former segment of SR 30A. The road follows the shoreline of Bay San Blas, Indian Lagoon, and Saint Vincent Sound from the junction with SR 30A and SR 30E to US 98.

State Road 30B[edit]

State Road 30B
LocationPensacola

State Road 30B is an unsigned road in Pensacola known locally as Gregory Square. Running east from Gregory Street, it dead ends at a culdesac a mere 0.123 miles (0.198 km) later. The road was once part of State Road 30, until it was realigned. Gregory Street is maintained by FDOT and is inventoried as part of State Road 30, but it is not a signed road.

The entire route is in Pensacola, Escambia County.

mi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000Gregory StreetOne-way street eastbound; western terminus; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
0.0300.048North Tarragona StreetWestern end of two-way traffic
0.1230.198Dead end
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gulf County Road 30B[edit]

County Road 30B
LocationGulf County

County Road 30B (CR 30B), formerly State Road 30B, runs along St. Joseph Peninsula and is known locally as Indian Pass Road. It was a scenic route, with the western terminus at an intersection with CR 30A and an eastern terminus at the Indian Pass campground.

State Road 30E[edit]

State Road 30E
Location

State Road 30E (SR 30E) exists on the St. Joseph Peninsula and is known locally as Cape San Blas Road. It's a scenic route, with the western terminus in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park near Eagle Harbor. Eastbound motorists drive by the T.H. Stone Memorial and the Cape San Blas lighthouse as they approach the terminus of SR 30E, an intersection with the SR 30A loop roughly a mile south of St. Joseph Point Lighthouse.

The entire route is in Gulf County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Cape San Blas0.0000.000T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
8.71614.027 SR 30A west (CR 30A east) – Port St. Joe, Indian Pass
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bay County Roads 30A, 30B, 30C, 30H, and 30P[edit]

In Panama City Beach, a series of former state roads exist that were relinquished to Bay County control, all of which were alternatives to State Road 30. All routes are named after their former state road numbers, except for CR 30P, which is the former SR 30F.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Jackson, Tiffany (August 18, 2016). "FDOT, Bay County swap control of two roads".
  3. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "SR 30/SR 30B, Escambia County". Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory. Florida Department of Transportation. Sheet 2. Retrieved September 16, 2016.