Florida State Route 2
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The State Route 2 or State Road 2 (SR-2) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route through the far north of the state and consists of two sections, a 102 km west section between Sweet Gum Head and the Georgia state border east of Malone, and a second section 25 kilometers in northeastern Florida between two parts of Georgia. The combined length is 127 kilometers.
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State Road 2 begins at the hamlet of Sweet Gum Head on State Road 81, just northwest of Defuniak Springs. The road then heads east through the Florida Panhandle countryside, which is a mix of forests and meadows. This area is sparsely populated, with the road passing through a small number of villages a short distance from the Alabama border. It crosses a number of north-south routes, including US 231 at Campbellton. Finally one reaches the border with Georgia, which is formed here by the Apalachicola River. State Route 91 in Georgia then continues to Donalsonville.
A second section is 250 kilometers to the east and leads through uninhabited land in Baker County, it is actually the Florida part of State Route 94 in Georgia. This 25-kilometer section leads through a forest area and has only one paved side road to the rest of Florida. This route is between Fargo and St. George, both towns in southeastern Georgia.
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State Road 2 was established as an east-west route through the Florida Panhandle when it was renumbered in 1945. The route was originally only on the western section, the eastern part had not yet been constructed at the time. The then State Road 2 also went further west, to a hamlet called Blackman, at an intersection with State Road 189. Part of the route was at the time a dirt road and has never been paved, so State Road 2 was later shortened to a hamlet called Sweet Gum Head. The western portion is now County Road 2. The eastern portion of State Road 2 between Fargo and St. George first appeared on the Florida state highway map in 1952.
The western portion of State Road 2 typically has 500 to 1,500 vehicles per day, with slightly higher intensities around the villages, such as 4,800 vehicles at Graceville and 2,000 vehicles at Campbellton. The eastern section between Fargo and St. George has 500 vehicles per day.
Florida State Route 3
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The State Route 3 or State Road 3 (SR-3) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route across Merritt Island and is the southern approach to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. State Road 3 is 10 miles long.
The terminus of SR-3 at the Kennedy Space Center.
State Road 3 begins as an urban arterial on State Road 520 on the urbanized southern portion of Merrit Island. The road forms the main street of the island and is a five lane road with a center turn lane. After a few kilometers there is a junction with the State Road A1A. After that the road is a 2×2 divided highway through less densely built-up area. Finally, the road goes through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a large nature reserve that houses the Kennedy Space Center. Access to this area is only allowed with authorization.
The road was originally part of State Road A1A, Florida’s primary coastal route. In 1971 a new bridge opened and the roads on Merrit Island were renumbered. The State Road A1A was rerouted, after which the number State Road 3 became applicable on this route.
In the 1960s, the Kennedy Space Center was built on Merrit Island. Much of the land is not publicly accessible, having been assigned as the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge since 1963.
Florida State Route 4
State Route 4 or State Road 4 (SR-4) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route in the extreme northwest of the state, from Century to Milligan, north of the Pensacola region. State Road 4 is 70 kilometers long.
State Road 4 begins in the village of Century on US 29, a short distance from the Alabama border. The road heads southeast through the Florida Panhandle. This area is sparsely populated, the road passes through a number of small villages before ending in Milligan on US 90.
State Road 4 was created when it was renumbered in 1945, with the route going even further west at the time, from State Road 97 south of Atmore to US 90 at Mulligan. The section between State Road 97 and US 29 in Century was later granted county road status.
Every day, 4,800 vehicles on the western portion between US 29 and Jay, 1,500 to 1,800 vehicles on the mid-section between Jay and Baker, and 10,000 vehicles between Baker and US 90.