Transportation

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Interstates / Federal Highways

The following are interstates and federal highways that are located in PowerSouth counties:

  • Interstate 10 (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson)
  • Highway 29 (Escambia)
  • Highway 30 (Escambia)
  • Highway 90 (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson)
  • Highway 98 (Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf)
  • Highway 231 (Jackson, Bay)
  • Highway 331 (Walton)

Airports

There are three regional airports in the PowerSouth service area of Northwest Florida. These are: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (near Panama City), Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport, and Northwest Florida Regional Airport (near Ft. Walton).

Railroads

Rail service is provided to the Northwest Florida PowerSouth service area by 1 class I and 3 class III rail providers: CSX Corporation is the Class I railroad. Alabama Gulf Coast Railway, Bayline Railroad, and Apalachicola Northern Railroad are the class III railroads.

Ports

There are three ports within the PowerSouth service area of Northwest Florida. These ports are located in Pensacola (Escambia County), Panama City (Bay County), and Port St. Joe (Gulf County).

Port of Pensacola

This port is a major deepwater port for Northwest Florida. It has an area designated as a foreign trade zone and an enterprise zone. The port is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Rail service is provided by CSX Corporation and Alabama Gulf Coast Railway.

Port Panama City

This port is located on the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway and provides easy access to the Gulf of Mexico via an 8.9-mile channel. The port is one of the closest ports to the Panama Canal. It is serviced by Bay Line Railroad, and is located near the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Port of Port St. Joe

This port has an industrial canal with deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico. It is located on St. Joseph's Bay and includes two separate properties. Traffic is able to move easily between these properties under the elevated US Highway 98 bridge (vertical clearance 75 feet).