Special routes of U.S. Route 98

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U.S. Route 98 marker

U.S. Route 98
Highway system

There are five special routes along U.S. Route 98 and six former routes. Most US 98 banered routes are located in the U.S. state of Florida.


Alabama alternate route[edit]

An alternate route exists from Barnwell through Point Clear and Fairhope to Daphne along the former alignment of US 98. Although it is mostly signed as County Route 98, some US 98 Alternate signs remain.

Pensacola business loop[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Business
Length2.290 mi[1][2] (3.685 km)

U.S. Highway 98 Business is an east–west business route located mostly in downtown Pensacola, Florida. It is also known as Garden Street, Alcaniz Street, W.D. Childers Plaza and Gregory Street.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pensacola, Escambia County.

0.0000.000 US 98 / SR 292 (South Pace Boulevard / Navy Boulevard)
1.9793.185North Alcaniz Street (SR 291 north)
2.03.2 I-110 north (SR 8A) to I-10 – AirportI-110 exit 1; access from US 98 Bus. east is via Tarragona Street
2.290[2]3.685 US 98 (North 9th Avenue / SR 289 north / East Chase Street) to I-110 north – Beaches, Port of Pensacola, Gregory Street east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Panama City business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Business
LocationPanama City
Length9.102 mi[1] (14.648 km)

U.S. Highway 98 Business was the original segment of US 98 in Panama City, Florida until U.S. Bypass Route 98 was decommissioned in 1979. It currently serves as a business route along the coast of Panama City between St. Andrews and Parker. Streets consist of Beck Avenue, West 10th Street, Chestnut Avenue, West 9th Street, Frankford Avenue, Beach Drive, 6th Street, East 5th Street, Boat Race Road, and Pitts Bayou.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bay County.

Panama City0.0000.000 US 98 (SR 30 west / SR 30A east) / SR 390 east (Beck Avenue) to US 231 – Panama City Beach, Cedar Grove
0.6651.070 CR 28 east (11th Street)
1.3302.140 CR 385 north (Frankford Avenue)
3.4005.472 US 231 north (Harrison Avenue / SR 75) – Youngstown
4.0196.468 SR 77 north (MLK Jr. Boulevard)
5.5668.958 SR 389 north (East Avenue) – Cedar Grove
Springfield6.1309.865 SR 22 east (Third Street) – Callaway, Wewahitchka
Parker8.49013.663South Highway 22Aformer SR 22A
8.63513.897 To US 98 west (SR 30A) / Boatrace Road
9.10214.648 US 98 east (SR 30) – Mexico Beachno left turn eastbound
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Brooksville truck route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Truck

U.S. Route 98 Truck is the truck detour for US 98 around Brooksville, Florida. Although a significant portion of the truck route exists within the city limits, it still avoids historic downtown Brooksville by moving to the south and the west. The route exists in concurrency with two existing State Roads and one County Road, and never independently.

Florida 50.svg

Beginning at Jasmine Avenue, and East Jefferson Road (State Road 50A), Truck US 98 runs in concurrency with State Road 50 in a southwesterly direction. As it approaches County Road 581 it turns from southwest to direct west. Crossing the railroad tracks near County Road 445, the road passes by a large church before curving slightly to the northwest. This segment also contains the secret designation of State Road 700, until it reaches the intersection of U.S. Route 41. Here, State Road 700 leaves the truck route, and heads north along US 41 (SR 45) until branching off to Ponce De Leon Boulevard to rejoin US 98. Meanwhile, SR 50/Truck US 98 passes a branch of the Brooksville Post Office, and makes a northbound curve at Horse Lake Drive, then at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office before meeting West Jefferson Road. This entire section of SR 50/US Truck 98 was widened from two lanes to four lanes in the early-21st Century.

Hernando County 485.svg

While SR 50 takes its sharp left turn toward Weeki Wachee, and SR 50A begins eastbound into downtown Brooksville, Truck Route US 98 continues north along County Road 485, also known as Cobb Road. From that intersection it narrows down to two lanes, as it approaches a four-way stop intersection and accompanying red blinker-lights with County Road 484 (West Ford Dade Avenue).

Two old sections of Cobb Road used to exist. One is to the right north of County Road 484 (West Fort Dade Avenue), and the other is a mining road that runs from the intersection with Yontz Road to an isolated section of County Road 476 (Lake Lindsey Road) in Stafford.

Crossing the railroad tracks a second time after the intersection with Yontz Road (Former County Road 485B), the road winds through a rural field between a mining area and a hilly region before finally reuniting with US 98 south of the Willow Prairie Lake area. Truck Weigh Stations exist just west of the northern terminus of Truck US 98 on the right of way of a former railroad crossing.


Natchez business route[edit]

U.S. Route 98 Business
LocationNatchez, MS

Business U.S. Route 98 was a short business route of U.S. Route 98 in Natchez, Mississippi between the early 1960s and 1970s. It also included concurrencies with US 61, Bus US 61, Jefferson Street, Canal Street.

Pensacola toll route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Toll

Panama City Beach bypass route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Bypass
LocationPanama City Beach

Bypass U.S. Route 98 was a bypass of the concurrency of U.S. Routes 98 between Hollywood Beach, Florida and Panama City Beach, Florida, that was replaced by mainline US 98. The road was also unsigned State Road 30A, which still exists.

Panama City alternate route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Alternate
LocationPanama City Beach

U.S. Highway 98 Alternate was the original segment of US 98 in Panama City Beach, Florida until U.S. Bypass Route 98 was decommissioned in 1979. The road is signed as State Road 30 and begins at the Carillion Beach Resorts as Front Beach Road. It turns from south to east where it runs directly along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. It also includes a pair of wye intersections with both legs of the southern terminus of State Road 79. The road doesn't begin to move away from the beach until east of Dement Circle, when it turns northeast, and then intersects with South Thomas Drive, and then the western terminus of County Road 392 and eastern terminus of CR 392A. US ALT 98 finally ends at US 98 at an interchange just west of the north end of CR 392.

Dade City truck route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98-301 Truck
LocationDade City, FL

Truck U.S. Route 98-301 was a truck bypass of the concurrency of U.S. Routes 98 & 301 in Dade City, Florida. The road was also unsigned State Road 533, which still exists.

Truck US 98-301 ran to the east of the original US 98-301, which previously ran through the heart of Dade City along 7th Street. After the intersection with Alternate County Road 35 it ran parallel to a CSX railroad line, and passes by the old Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot.

In February 2007, this section was converted into the main branch of the US 98-301 concurrency. It maintains the unsigned SR 533 designation, while SR 35 and SR 700 remain on the 7th Street (Old US 98/301), barring a relinquished portion in downtown Dade City.

The entire route is in Dade City, Pasco County.

US 98 / US 301 / SR 35 / SR 39 (7th Street)Former US Bus 98-301, Now SR 39
CR 35A (Old Lakeland Highway)
SR 52 west (Meridian Avenue)
US 98 / US 301 / SR 35 / SR 39 (7th Street)Former US Bus 98-301, Now SR 39
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Browse numbered routes
SR 530SR 533SR 535

Dade City business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98-301 Business
LocationDade City

Business U.S. Route 98-301 was the main line of the concurrency of U.S. Routes 98 & 301 in Dade City, Florida until February 2007. The road was also unsigned State Road 35, State Road 39, and State Road 700. During the decommissioning of US 98-301 Truck Route, FDOT was carrying out a resurfacing project of the road, and exposed the road's status as State Road 39. SRs 35 and 700 remain hidden, however.

Lakeland business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Business

Business U.S. Route 98 was a short business route of U.S. Routes 98 in Lakeland, Florida between the early 1960s and 1999. It also included a concurrency with former US Bus 92 along Main Street.

Bartow business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 98 Business


  1. ^ a b c d FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ a b Google Maps distance