Florida State Route 87
According to toppharmacyschools.org, State Route 87 or State Road 87 (SR-87) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route in the Florida Panhandle, from Navarre through Milton to the Alabama border. State Road 87 is 83 kilometers long.
State Road 87 begins in Navarre, a beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. The road intersects here at US 98. The road forms a 2×2 divided highway and then leads through densely forested area west of Eglin Air Force Base to Interstate 10. The road enters the town of Milton via US 90. The road also has four lanes through Milton, but to the north of that it is a single-lane road. Then another 40 kilometers through agricultural land to the Alabama border, from where State Route 41 in Alabama continues to Brewton.
State Road 87 was created with the 1945 renumbering, in which it became a north-south route on the Florida grid. The southern section, between US 98 in Navarre and I-10 at Milton, is of interest to tourism. In 2005-2006, the section close to Navarre was widened to 2×2 lanes, as well as close to I-10, but in between the road was still single-lane for some time. Between 2015 and 2019, the 32-kilometre rural section between the two parts was widened to 2×2 lanes.
Every day, 11,000 to 15,000 vehicles drive between Navarre and Milton and 3,000 to 5,000 vehicles between Milton and the Alabama border.
Florida State Route 89
State Route 89 or State Road 89 (SR-89) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route in the Florida Panhandle, from Milton to the Alabama border near Jay. State Road 89 is 50 kilometers long.
State Road 89 splits off from State Road 87 on Milton’s north side and parallels it to the Alabama state border. The road leads through an agricultural area with mainly meadows. The only other place on the route is the village of Jay. On the Alabama side, a county road continues to Brewton.
State Road 89 was created with the 1945 renumbering, in which it became a north-south route on the Florida grid. It is one of the least important state roads in Florida, in the region are other state roads and US Highways that play a greater role in north-south traffic. It is the only primary state road in Florida that turns into a county road at a state line.
2,000 to 3,000 vehicles drive on State Road 89 every day .
Florida State Route 90
State Route 90 or State Road 90 (SR-90) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. State Road 90 is the administrative and unsigned number of the southernmost portion of US 41 between Naples and Miami. This 174 kilometer stretch runs east-west through the Everglades and is also known as the Tamiami Trail.
State Road 90 coincides entirely with the east-west portion of US 41 between Naples and Miami. This trail leads through the Everglades and is known as the Tamiami Trail. Outside of the Miami and Florida Keys area, this is the southernmost road connection in Florida. Almost the entire route leads through swamps and has virtually no side roads. In Miami, the road forms SW 8th Street, also known as Calle Ocho.
The southern portion of US 41 is known as the Tamiami Trail, named after Tampa and Miami. This 450-mile route has been important in Florida’s history, for the development of Southwest Florida and the first passage through the Everglades.
The construction of this connection began in 1915, when Southwest Florida had only a few thousand inhabitants. The road was mainly constructed in the late 10’s and early 20’s of the 20th century. In 1922, the Everglades ran out of money for the east-west section. A local businessman, Barron Collier, offered to fund the construction in exchange for a county to be named after him. This eventually became Collier County. The Tamiami Trail officially opened on April 25, 1928.
In the 1920s, ecology was hardly considered in the construction of the Tamiami Trail through the Everglades. The road was built over an artificial dam here, so that water from Lake Okeechobee cannot flow south. The flow of water through the Everglades has been greatly reduced as a result. In the 1990s a number of canals were dug and culverts built under US 41 to improve the flow of the water. To improve water flow in the Everglades, portions of US 41 are gradually being replaced by elevated highways such as in Louisiana.
In 1945, the Florida state road network was renumbered. At that time, a grid of east-west and north-south routes was introduced. The east-west routes were given an even number, with each 10th number being a primary east-west connection. State Route 90 is the southernmost primary east-west connection in Florida in this system. On several stretches, these state roads partially or completely coincide with US Highways or Interstate Highways, in this case the US 41 between Naples and Miami.