Florida 189 Northbound


Florida 189 Northbound
Florida 189 follows Beal Parkway north from its beginning at U.S. 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway) near Ft. Walton Beach City Hall. The state highway travels three miles to Wright and 11 miles to its end at the Air Armament Center of Eglin Air Force Base. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 is signed as an alternate route to Florida 85 from U.S. 98. Drivers can use Walter Martin Road east for Eglin Parkway north or remain on Beal Parkway northward. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Hollywood Boulevard represents an east-west through route in Ft. Walton Beach, leading west to Mary Esther and east to Elliot's Point. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Beal Parkway curves northwest at the intersection with Yacht Club Drive east and Alabama Avenue west. Yacht Club Drive represents former Okaloosa County 85A (signed here) between Florida 189 and Florida 85 (Eglin Parkway). Photos taken 10/31/08.

Northbound reassurance shield posted on the east-west portion of Beal Parkway parallel to Cinco Bayou. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Memorial Parkway stems south from Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) at Beal Memorial Cemetery to U.S. 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway). Photo taken 10/31/08.
Another Florida 85 trailblazer posted along Beal Parkway westbound/northbound. Photo taken 10/31/08.

Nearing junction Florida 393 (Mary Esther Boulevard) on Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) north. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 393 constitutes a 1.83-mile route between Beal Parkway and junction U.S. 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway) within the city of Mary Esther. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) northbound at the southbound beginning of Florida 393. Use Florida 393 south for Santa Rosa Mall. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Continuing north with increased traffic from the Mary Esther Cutoff, Florida 189 curves northward to cross Cinco Bayou. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Duloft Street west and Pelham Road east intersect Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) north of Cinco Bayou. Both roads serve nearby residential areas. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Lewis Street leads west from Mayflower Avenue and unincorporated Ocean City to meet Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) at the next traffic light. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Carmel Drive and Clifford Street come together at Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) next. Carmel Drive heads west to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and unincorporated Wright. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 85 trailblazers are consistently posted along Florida 189 north from Ft. Walton Beach to Elgin A.F.B. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Nearing the intersection with Racetrack Road, Florida 188's western terminus, on Florida 189 north. Florida 188 travels all of Racetrack Road on a 2.58-mile alignment to Florida 85 (Eglin Parkway) near Shalimar. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Hurlburt Road stems west from Florida 188 (Racetrack Road) and 189 (Beal Parkway) to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Motorists bound for Hurlburt Field of Elgin A.F.B. follow MLK Boulevard south to Freedom Way west to the East Gate of the base. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Entering the busy intersection with Florida 188 (Racetrack Road) east and Hurlburt Road west on Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) north. Florida 188 serves portions of north Ft. Walton Beach and Ocean City before ending at Florida 85 near Garnier Bayou. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 (Beal Parkway) remains a busy commercial arterial through Wright. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Elgin A.F.B. mileage sign for the Florida 189 end at the Air Armament Center. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Green Acres Road leads west to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard south as a route to Hurlburt Field and Mary Esther. Docks Place ties into the intersection on the east side. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 bends northeast and follows Lewis Turner Boulevard toward the northern reaches of Ft. Walton Beach city limits. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Hospital Road connects Florida 189 (Lewis Turner Boulevard) with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to the south. Photo taken 10/31/08.
A freeway style guide sign is posted at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds on Florida 189 (Lewis Turner Boulevard) outside of Ft. Walton Beach. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Yes, we get it, Florida 189 heads to Florida 85! Photo taken 10/31/08.
Mooney Road loops southeast to Chula Vista and Garnier Bayous between Florida 189 (Lewis Turner Boulevard) and Florida 188 (Racetrack Road) in Ft. Walton Beach. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 continues northeast near Chula Vista Bayou. Photo taken 10/31/08.
A pair of United States Air Force Roads spur north from Florida 189 within Eglin Air Force Base. USAF 234 ventures northwest to the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Curving eastward on Florida 189 between West Branch and USAF 236 north of Garnier Bayou. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 northbound reassurance shield posted ahead of Garnier Creek. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Interests to the Air Armament Center of Eglin Air Force Base are split between the West gate and North gates. All commercial vehicles bound for the base must use Florida 85 north to Florida 397 south to the north gate. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Junction Florida 85 shield posted on Florida 189 east. Florida 85 represents the main north-south route of Okaloosa County, joining Ft. Walton Beach to the south with Crestview and Laurel Hill to the north. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 189 continues east a short distance to junction Florida 397 (Eglin Boulevard) and the West gate of the Air Armament Center. Florida 397 splits with Florida 85 northbound nearby. Photo taken 10/31/08.
Florida 85 joins Shalimar to the south with Niceville and Valparaiso to the north. Photo taken 10/31/08.
What should be an interchange is instead a busy signalized intersection between Florida 189 and 85. Photo taken 10/31/08.

Page Updated December 11, 2008.

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