Navy Boulevard

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Navy Boulevard
East end: Pace Boulevard (at Garden Street)
Major
junctions:
W Street
Chiefs' Way
Old Corry Field Road
New Warrington Road
Highway 98
Gulf Beach Highway/Barrancas Avenue
Sunset Avenue
South end: NAS Pensacola

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Navy Boulevard is a major thoroughfare connecting Pensacola to Warrington and NAS Pensacola.

Navy Boulevard begins at Pace Boulevard within the Pensacola city limits; east of Pace Boulevard the thoroughfare is known as Garden Street. From Pace, Navy Boulevard travels in a generally southwesterly direction until it meets New Warrington Road, at which point Navy Boulevard takes a southerly course, terminating at the main gate of NAS Pensacola.

Somewhat unusually, Navy Boulevard is divided into three directional sections: West Navy Boulevard, from Pace Boulevard west to New Warrington Road; North Navy Boulevard, from New Warrington Road south to Gulf Beach Highway/Barrancas Avenue; and South Navy Boulevard, from Gulf Beach Highway/Barrancas Avenue south to NAS Pensacola. South Navy Boulevard serves as the dividing line for several thoroughfares in the Warrington area, such as Sunset Avenue.

Name[edit]

Before 1950, the road now known as Navy Boulevard was called Admiral Murray Boulevard in unincorporated Escambia County and Garden Street within the City limits. A May 1950 resolution by the Board of County Commissioners designated the County portion of the road as Navy Boulevard;[1] the City followed suit in June 1950, renaming the portion of Garden Street west of Barrancas Avenue as Navy Boulevard. This was later amended to west of Pace Boulevard.[2]

Highway carriage[edit]

From its intersection with Highway 98 northeast to Pace Boulevard, Navy carries US Highway 98 and the concurrent Florida State Road 30; east of Pace Boulevard the two designations are carried by Garden Street. From its intersection with New Warrington Road south to NAS Pensacola, Navy carries Florida State Road 295.

References[edit]

  1. Resolution of Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County Effecting Change of Name of Highway Presently Known As "Admiral Murray Boulevard"
  2. Ordinance #24-50, City of Pensacola