Florida State Road 189

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State Road 189

Florida State Road 189 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Southern segment
Length10.523 mi[1] (16.935 km)
South end US 98 in Fort Walton Beach
North end SR 397 at Eglin AFB
Northern segment
Length14.405 mi[1] (23.183 km)
South end SR 4 in Baker
North end SR 137 towards Andalusia, AL
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 188 SR 190

State Road 189 (SR 189) is a north–south highway in the panhandle of Florida. It leads from U.S. Route 98 in downtown Fort Walton Beach to just east of State Road 85 at the Eglin AFB West Gate where its southern section terminates. The northern section begins at an intersection with State Road 4 in Baker, Florida north to the Alabama / Florida state line where Alabama State Route 137 begins upon crossing the Alabama state line.

The common name for the southern portion of the highway is Beal Parkway from its origin at U.S. Route 98 to its intersection with Green Acres Road. At that junction the road becomes Lewis Turner Boulevard to its termination at the Eglin AFB gate.

Both segments were once connected through Eglin AFB.[2]


Part of SR 189 will be resurfaced in 2012.[3]

The Five Mile Bayou bridge is labeled as structurally deficient.[4] There are plans to replace the bridge starting in 2014 with two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction.[5][6]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Okaloosa County.

Fort Walton Beach0.0000.000 US 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway / SR 30) – Destin, Mary EstherSouth end of southern section
CR 85A east (Yacht Club Drive)
SR 393 south (Mary Esther Cut-off Northwest) – Mary Esther
SR 188 east (Racetrack Road) / Hurlburt Field Road – Hurlburt Field, Ocean City
Eglin AFB10.01516.118 SR 85 – Niceville, Valparaiso, Shalimar, Eglin AFB North Gate, Airport
SR 397 south (Eglin Boulevard) – Eglin AFB, Shalimar, VA Outpatient Clinic
North end of southern section
Gap in route
Baker0.0000.000 SR 4 – Milligan, MunsonSouth end of northern section
CR 4A west
CR 2 east
Escambia Farms11.83619.048
CR 180 west
SR 137 north – Andalusia
Alabama state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

County Road 189

County Road 189


County Road 189 is a county extension of State Road 189 in west central Okaloosa County. It spans from I-10 at Exit 45 in Holt as Log Lake Road, where it runs north to the hear of Holt, and turns east in a concurrency with US 90. The concurrency ends in Galliver, where CR 90 turns north and later ends at State Road 4 in Baker, thus becoming a hidden concurrency with SR 4 until it branches off to the north as a state highway.

County Road 189A

County Road 189A


County Road 189A in northwestern Okaloosa County is a county suffixed alternate of CR 189. The route begins in Holt at US 90 two blocks east of the west end of the concurrency with CR 189 as Main Street. After the intersection of Fourth Street it becomes Poplar Head Church Road. It takes a sharp right turn to the east and at the intersection with Gerald Brooks Road it is renamed Melton Road. CR 189A ends at SR 4 just west of Baker.

County Road 189A

County Road 189A

LocationCinco BayouFort Walton Beach

County Road 189A in southeastern Okaloosa County is a county suffixed alternate of SR 189. The road is named Yacht Club Drive and spans from SR 189 in Cinco Bayou to Ferry Road Northeast in Fort Walton Beach.


  1. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ State Road Department memorandum, September 22, 1947:

    Extension of State Road No. 189

    State Road No. 189 (one hundred and eighty-nine) is being extended and the full description of location is now as follows:

    Beginning at a point on SR 30 at Fort Walton and run Northerly to SR 10 at Holt; thence common with SR 10 to Galliver; thence Northerly via Baker to the Alabama State line; all in Walton [sic] County.

  3. ^ "Five Year Work Program/Item Number: 419314-1". Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  4. ^ Transportation for America The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Bridges, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ Five Year Work Program, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.
  6. ^ Infrastructure Engineers Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on 4 November 2011.

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