Every local motorist and tourist has driven on U.S. Highway 98 at one time or another. Its traffic in recent times due to construction has been a source of frustration; but its existence provides convenient transportation for everyone. More importantly, Highway 98 is a vital artery of revenue for Navarre and the surrounding cities. Each year, Highway 98 brings millions of dollars in business, tourist revenue, goods and services to Navarre. Without this highway, the development of Navarre would hardly have progressed to the state that it exists in to this day. While the actual Highway 98 came into existence in the 1930s, this important route along the coast of Northwest Florida may have been around much longer.
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