Florida State Road 79

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State Road 79 marker

State Road 79
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length60.673 mi[1] (97.644 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 30 in Panama City Beach
  SR 20 in Ebro
SR 277 in Vernon
I-10 in Bonifay
US 90 in Bonifay
SR 2 in Esto
North end SR 167 towards Hartford, AL
Location
CountiesBay, Washington, Holmes
Highway system
SR 78SR 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]

SR 79 at Interstate 10 in Bonifay
CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
BayPanama City Beach0.0000.000 SR 30 (Front Beach Road)Y intersection
0.5310.855 US 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway / SR 30A) – Destin, Panama City
West Bay5.378.64B.V. Buchanan Bridge over West Bay
5.7689.283 SR 388 east – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
12.34319.864 CR 2296 west (Pine Log Road)
WashingtonEbro16.02325.787 SR 20 (Captain Fritz Road) – Freeport, Blountstown
New Hope26.81743.158 CR 284 west (Millers Ferry Road)
31.12250.086Fanning Branch Roadformer SR 277 south
Vernon33.93554.613 CR 279 south (Moss Hill Road) – Dogwood Acres, Moss Hill Church
34.18955.022 SR 277 north (Court Avenue) – Chipley
34.60855.696 CR 278 west (Creek Road)
34.78655.983 CR 279 north (Pate Pond Road)
42.26268.014 CR 280 (Douglas Ferry Road)
HolmesBonifay44.2571.21 I-10 (SR 8) – Pensacola, TallahasseeI-10 exit 112
46.07474.149 US 90 (SR 10) – Caryville, Chipley
47.06975.750 CR 173 north (North Avenue) / CR 177A north – Airport
48.47978.019 CR 177 north
55.49289.306 CR 160
Holland CrossroadsEsto line58.56794.254 SR 2 – Miller Crossroads, Graceville
Esto60.67397.644 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 Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed February 2014

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