Florida State Road 368

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State Road 368 marker

State Road 368
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 5.388 mi[1] (8.671 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 98 in Panama City
East end: US 231 in Panama City
Location
Counties: Bay
Highway system
SR 366 SR 369

State Road 368 (SR 368) is a short state road an east–west "bypass route", locally known as 23rd Street, in and around the vicinity of Panama City, Florida. The road is entirely four-lanes wide with center left-turn lanes where available, and is divided only at its eastern terminus. No roads overlap SR 368 or vice versa.

Route description[edit]

State Road 368 begins at U.S. Route 98 (SR 30) in St. Andrews, next to Gulf Coast State College, and across from the Port Authority of Panama City.[2] The road runs northeast from US 98 along the main line of the former Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay Railway which moves away from the road at West 20th Street, then turns north and then east. The route remains at this trajectory for the rest of its journey. From there it skirts along the southern border of Pretty Bayou where it intersects such highways as State Road 390 and later County Road 385 (Frankford Avenue), one of three routes leading north to Panama City-Bay County International Airport. Entering Panama City, the road serves as the southern terminus of State Road 327 and the northern terminus of its county extension County Road 327 (North Lisenby Avenue). This road also leads to the airport. Three blocks later, it has a diagonal intersection with State Road 391 (Airport Road), which as the name implies leads to the airport as well.

The rest of the road passes by such sites as the Gulf Coast College Seminary, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, before entering the northeast side of the city and crossing an intersection with State Road 77, the southeast corner of which includes the Panama City Mall. State Road 368 terminates at an at-grade interchange with U.S. Route 231 (SR 75), just east of its own intersection with SR 77.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Panama City, Bay County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 98 (SR 30) Western terminus
0.610 0.982 Collegiate Drive (SR 368A west) - Florida State University Panama City Campus
1.812 2.916 SR 390 (Beck Avenue)
2.339 3.764 CR 385 (Frankford Avenue)
2.840 4.571 SR 327 north Southern terminus of SR 327
3.116 5.015 SR 391 (Airport Road) – Troy University, Junior Museum of Bay County
4.092 6.585 CR 2341 (Jenks Avenue)
4.845 7.797 SR 77 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
5.388 8.671 US 231 (SR 75) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

County Road 368
Location: Liberty and Wakulla Counties

Further to the east in Liberty and Wakulla counties is a route designated County Road 368 that has no connection to SR 368, but was once itself a former secondary state road. The route begins at CR 67 within Apalachicola National Forest as National Forest Highway 13, which crosses a bridge over the Ochlockonee River, and thus crosses the Liberty-Wakulla County Line. From there it intersects CR 375 near Smith Creek, Florida, and continues to wind east through the forest. Within Arran, Florida, the road becomes Arran Road, although some maps describe it as "Bay Road." CR 368 ends at US 319 in Crawfordville, Florida and becomes Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Road just south of where CR 61 branches off of US 319.

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