Florida State Road 26

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State Road 26

SR 26 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length62.172 mi[1] (100.056 km)
Major junctions
West end
US 19 / US 27 Alt. / US 98 in Fanning Springs
Major intersections US 129 in Trenton
US 27 / US 41 in Newberry
I-75 in Gainesville
US 441 / SR 20 / SR 24 in Gainesville
US 301 at Orange Heights
SR 21 in Melrose
East end SR 100 in Putnam Hall
CountryUnited States
CountiesGilchrist, Alachua, Putnam
Highway system
SR 25AFlorida 26.svgFlorida 26A.svg US 27

State Road 26 (SR 26) is a 62.172-mile-long (100.056 km) east–west route across North Central Florida.

Route description

The western terminus of SR 26 is at US 19/98/27 Alternate (unsigned SR 55) in Fanning Springs, near the Gilchrist/Levy county line. The route proceeds east through Trenton where it is named West Wade Street and East Wade Street, then into Alachua County and Newberry as West Newberry Road, where it briefly runs through the city's historic district. After running through the historic district, it intersects with US 27-41 (unsigned SR 45), and continues to maintain the same street name even as it passes through the communities of Jonesville and Tioga before encountering the interchange with Interstate 75 just west of Gainesville.

SR 26 (University Avenue) as seen from the University of Florida campus, approaching US 441 (13th Street)/SR 24.

East of the interstate, it runs straight east until the intersection with Northwest 57th Street where it curves to the southeast. SR 26 maintains the same street name until the road approaches State Road 26A, where West Newberry follows the same trajectory onto Southwest Second Avenue, while SR 26 moves onto University Avenue. East of President's Park, the route runs it runs along the northern edge of the University of Florida campus alongside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, followed by a merge with SR 24 at U.S. Route 441 (13th Street) and SR 20 at former SR 329 (Main Street), separating again near the eastern city limits. Skirting the western shores of Newnan's Lake as well as the state forest named for the lake,[2] it approaches the northern shores of the lake entering the Newnans Lake Conservation Area,[3] where it makes a sharp right turn at the eastern terminus of SR 222. Leaving the preserve area and passing through farmland, the road later crosses US 301 in Orange Heights, although a realignment of SR 26 south of the existing intersection was built by the Florida Department of Transportation between 2010 and 2011 which includes an interchange.[4][5] The next town along the route is Melrose, where the road enters the community's historic district, crosses the Alachua-Putnam County line and intersects SR 21, before it curves to the northeast and ends at SR 100 in Putnam Hall.

Major intersections

GilchristFanning Springs0.0000.000

US 19 north / US 27 Alt. north / US 98 north (SR 55) – Cross City

To (CR 55A south) south / US 19 south / US 27 Alt. south / US 98 – Chiefland, St. Petersburg
CR 232 north – Otter Springs, Hart Springs
CR 341 north – Hart Springs
CR 334A north
CR 313 north
CR 341 south – Airport
CR 307 north
Trenton7.78912.535 US 129 (Main Street / SR 49) – Bell, Chiefland, Live Oak
CR 319 south (Southeast 11th Street)
CR 337 south
CR 337 north
CR 337 south (Southwest 266th Street)
20.80233.478 US 27 / US 41 (Main Street / SR 45) – High Springs, Archer
CR 235 north
CR 26A west (Newberry Lane)
CR 241 south (Southwest 170th Street) – Airport
CR 241 north (Northwest 143rd Street)
Gainesville32.3852.11 I-75 (SR 93) – Lake City, Tampa, truck route to SR 24 east / SR 26 eastI-75 exit 387
33.51953.944Northwest 8th Avenue (CR 338 east)
34.14454.949Northwest 43rd Street (CR 2053 north)
SR 26A east (Southwest 2nd Avenue)
no left turn westbound
35.27756.773 SR 121 (West 34th Street)
SR 26A west (Southwest 2nd Avenue)
US 441 / SR 24 west (West 13th Street / SR 25)
west end of SR 24 overlap
SR 20 west / SR 329 (Main Street)
west end of SR 20 overlap

SR 24 east (Waldo Road) / SR 24A west / SR 331 south (Southeast 11th Street) – Airport, truck route to US 441 north / SR 24 west / SR 26 west / SR 121 north
east end of SR 24 overlap
SR 20 east (Hawthorne Road)
east end of SR 20 overlap
CR 225 south (Southeast 43rd Street)
CR 329B south (East University Avenue)
SR 222 west (Northeast 39th Boulevard) – Gainesville
CR 234 west – Windsor
CR 234 east (Northeast 70th Place)
To US 301 (SR 200) – Orange Heights
52.90185.136 CR 1469 – Earleton
CR 219A south
PutnamMelrose56.83891.472 SR 21 – Keystone Heights
CR 219 north
Putnam Hall62.172100.056 SR 100 – Keystone Heights, Palatka
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

County Road 26A

County Road 26A


County Road 26A (CR 26A), also known as Newberry Lane, is a former segment of SR 26 that spans from US 27/41 on the southeast corner of a railroad grade crossing to SR 26.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Newberry, Alachua County.

0.00.0 US 27 / US 41 (SR 45)Western terminus
0.50.80 CR 235 (Northwest 242nd Street)
0.81.3 SR 26 (West Newberry Road)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 26A

State Road 26A


State Road 26A (SR 26A) is a former section of State Road 26 in Gainesville, Florida. It is locally known as West Newberry Road and Southwest Second Avenue, and runs along the northwest corner of the University of Florida.

State Road 26A contains a large sidewalk for bicycles east of SR 121. The southeast corner of this intersection is also the location of the University of Florida Golf Course.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Gainesville, Alachua County.

SR 26 west (University Avenue)
Western terminus
SR 121 (Southwest 34th Street) to I-75
1.7342.791 SR 26 (University Avenue)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 26 Truck

Truck plate.svg

State Road 26 Truck


Florida State Truck Route 26 in Gainesville, Florida was created in order to divert trucks form the congested downtown areas of Gainesville.[7] The route begins at the Interstate 75 at Exit 387, and follows that route south. At exit 384, the route is also joined by Truck Route 24 and both routes follow the interstate until leaving at Exit 382 to make an easterly turn onto a new overlap with State Road 121. One block after the interstate, the two truck routes encounter the southern terminus of Florida State Road 331, and SR 121 makes a sharp left turn, while Truck Routes 24 and 26 join SR 331 in an overlap are joined by Florida State Truck Route 121.. At the intersection with U.S. Route 441, the routes are joined by a truck route of that route as well. The four truck routes run northeast along SR 331 and then curve to the north. SR 331 terminates at the east end of the overlap of SRs 20, 24, and 26, which also serves as the terminus of Florida Truck Routes 24 and 26. However US 441 Truck and Florida Truck Route 121 continue to the northeast along SR 24 until reaching their respected parent routes.


  1. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ "Newnans Lake State Forest". Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Newnans Lake Conservation Area (Saint Johns River Water Management District)
  4. ^ Projects in Alachua Dounty (FDOT District #2)
  5. ^ Swirko, Cindy (January 20, 2011). "New U.S. 301 overpass is speedier, with a few hitches". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ Google Maps distance
  7. ^ FDOT Public Notice (Gainesville Sun; Gainesville Sun -- May 14, 1986)

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