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U.S. Route 41 (US 41) in the
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designated highways in Florida, US 41 always carries a FDOT designated hidden state road number: * State Road 90 from U.S. Route 1 in Florida, US 1 (Florida State Road 5, SR 5) in Miami, Florida, Miami to the junction with 5th Avenue/9th Street/Tamiami Trail north (US 41/SR 45) in Naples, Florida, Naples. * Florida State Road 45, State Road 45 from US 41 (SR 90) in Naples to the junction with U.S. Route 441 in Florida, US 441 (SR 25) and North Main Street (CR 236) in High Springs, Florida, High Springs, with the following exceptions: ** State Road 45A (Florida), State Road 45A between the north and south termini of U.S. Route 41 Business (Venice, Florida), US 41 Business (SR 45) in Sarasota County, Florida, Sarasota County. ** Florida State Road 684, State Road 684 from the junction with the south end of U.S. Route 41 Business (Bradenton, Florida), US 41 Business (SR 45) to 44th Avenue Connection in unincorporated Manatee County, Florida, Manatee County. ** Florida State Road 55, State Road 55 from 44th Avenue Connection to the north end of U.S. Route 41 Business (Bradenton, Florida), US 41 Business (SR 45) in Palmetto, Florida, Palmetto. ** State Road 599 from the junction of the south end of U.S. Route 41 Business (Tampa, Florida), US 41 Business (SR 45) and Florida State Road 676, SR 676 east near Tampa to U.S. Route 92 in Florida, US 92 (SR 600) in Tampa, Florida, Tampa. ** Florida State Road 600, State Road 600 from US 41 south (SR 599 south) to Nebraska Avenue (SR 45 south) in Tampa. * Florida State Road 25, State Road 25 from the junction with US 441 (SR 25), US 41 (SR 45) and North Main Street (CR 236) in High Springs to the Georgia state line near Jennings, Florida, Jennings. Concurrency (road), Concurrencies include U.S. Route 301 in Florida, US 301 between Bradenton, Florida, Bradenton and Palmetto, Florida, Palmetto, U.S. Route 92, US 92, in Tampa, U.S. Route 98 in Florida, US 98 and Florida State Road 50A, SR 50A in Brooksville, Florida, Brooksville, Florida State Road 44, SR 44 in Inverness, Florida, Inverness, U.S. Route 27 in Florida, US 27, between Williston, Florida, Williston and High Springs, U.S. Route 441 in Florida, US 441 between High Springs and Lake City, Florida, Lake City, and U.S. Route 129 in Florida, US 129 between Hillcoat, Florida, Hillcoat and Jasper, Florida, Jasper. According to both AASHTO documentation and FDOT straight line diagram inventory,
/ref> the defined southern terminus of US 41 is located at Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, Miami Beach, but FDOT has chosen not to sign the final leg of the route past SR 90 since 2000. From there, the route runs concurrent with Florida State Road A1A, SR A1A westbound, then south along U.S. Route 1 in Florida, US 1/Florida State Road 5, SR 5, before meeting the route's signed southern terminus at Brickell Avenue.


Route description


Miami to Tampa

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Between Miami and Naples, US 41 cuts across the Florida peninsula, running through the vast Everglades wilderness. This section has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The byway runs east–west through the Big Cypress National Preserve, skirting the northern border of the Everglades National Park for about . The part of the highway between Tampa and Miami is known as the Tamiami Trail (derived from the combination of Tampa and Miami, the road's two ends), thus, this section of the road is commonly known as the East Trail, as it runs east–west across this part of the state, in contrast to the road's otherwise distinctively north–south routing. Alligators are a common sight along the scenic Tamiami Trail from Miami to Naples. Unlike the parallel road, Alligator Alley, the trail is only one lane in each direction, and it has no fences to keep wildlife from crossing it. In Naples, US 41 changes direction at the intersection of hidden SR 90 and hidden SR 45, turning from west to north towards Tampa, or from south to east towards Miami. This segment of US 41 is still considered the Tamiami Trail. US 41 has a bypass in Fort Myers that separates from the trail, however in the Venice Area, US 41 breaks away from the trail onto hidden SR 45A, while U.S. Route 41 Business (Venice, Florida), US 41 Business uses the trail. A connector to I-75 can be found just north of the northern end of the business route. Two major US highways terminate at US 41 in the Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Area. The first is U.S. Route 301 in Florida, US 301 in Sarasota, which runs straight, while US 41 curves to the west towards the Florida State Road 789, John Ringling Causeway, only to turn back north again. North of the western end of it County Road 610 (Sarasota County, Florida), CR 610, it runs along the western edge of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport where it crosses the Sarasota-Manatee County line. Across from the airport, the road serves as the address for New College of Florida, and then the University of South Florida's University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota/Manatee Campus. In Bradenton, US 41 makes a sharp turn east onto Florida State Road 684, SR 684 at the intersection of U.S. Route 41 Business (Bradenton, Florida), US 41 Business. The road curves north onto SR 55 and it encounters US 301 again, and shares a short concurrency with the road across the Manatee River. US 301 makes a sharp right turn onto Florida State Road 43, SR 43 at a diamond interchange, while US 41 continues north. Just after the interchange with the northern end of US 41 Business in Memphis, another interchange exists with the southern end of U.S. Route 19 in Florida, US 301 exists. Here, US 41 rejoins hidden SR 45, while hidden SR 55 moves to US 19, where it will stay until it reaches Perry. The rest of US 41's journey will continue along the east coast of Tampa Bay.


Tampa to Lutz

From U.S. Route 41 Business (Tampa, Florida), US 41 Business and Florida State Road 676, SR 676 near the unincorporated area, unincorporated Palm River-Clair Mel, Florida, Palm River-Clair Mel to US 92 in Tampa, US 41 carries the unsigned SR 599 designation. It contains the northwestern end of the Tamiami Trail at the Florida State Road 60, SR 60 intersection. It is normally three lanes wide, but between Interstate 4, I-4 and the northern end of Florida State Road 569, SR 569 is only two lanes wide. The unsigned state highway is long. At the northern end, US 41 turns west. (If one continues straight, 40th Street leads to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.) Major intersections include the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (Florida State Road 618, SR 618), SR 60, I-4, Florida State Road 583, SR 583, SR 569, and Florida State Road 574, SR 574. US 41 runs west along US 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) for several blocks, and upon doing so shares Florida State Road 600, SR 600 as a hidden route. One other major intersection exists with Florida State Road 585, SR 585, before running along the southern border of the Hampton Terrace Historic District where it turns north onto Nebraska Avenue(Florida State Road 45, SR 45) just before approaching Interstate 275 (Florida), I-275 at Exit 47 A-B. Though not every signalized intersection along Nebraska Avenue provides access to I-275, many of them do. At first, the road runs through Old Seminole Heights where it remains along the border of the Hampton Terrace Historic District until the intersection of Hanna Avenue. The only other intersection that passes for a major street in the area is Sligh Avenue, which leads to Exit 48 on I-275 to the west. The road leaves Old Seminole Heights by crossing the 1923-built Nebraska Avenue Bridge over the Hillsborough River (Florida), Hillsborough River and enters Sulphur Springs, Tampa, Sulphur Springs, where one can find such sites as the Springs Theater on the corner of Sitka Street and on the opposite side, the former Tampa Greyhound Track between Bird Street and Waters Avenue. As the road is about to leave Sulphur Springs, a concrete median begins before US 41 crosses another at-grade railroad crossing along the south side of Florida State Road 580, SR 580(Busch Boulevard). The rest of the way, it becomes the main north-south road through North Tampa (neighborhood), North Tampa, other than I-275. West of the University of South Florida, US 41 intersects such major streets as Florida State Road 582, State Road 582(Fowler Avenue) and then several block north of there crosses Florida State Road 579, SR 579/County Road 582A (Hillsborough County, Florida), CR 582A(Fletcher Avenue). Further north, Florida State Road 678, SR-CR 678 is the last chance for motorists to access I-275. After this, it curves to the northwest as it begins to run along the west side of the CSX Brooksville Subdivision, and both share an underpass with no access to I-275. Entering Lutz, Florida, Lutz, the at-grade interchange with the northern end of U.S. Route 41 Business (Tampa, Florida), BUS US 41(Florida State Road 685, Hidden SR 685), is where US 41 becomes six lanes wide. Most intersections beyond this point are only of local importance. Nevertheless, US 41 crosses the Brooksville Subdivision at a sharply diagonal at-grade crossing, and both curve to the right, where they both run straight north through the rest of Lutz. From this point on, it runs along the east side of the Brooksville Subdivision, both of which run straight north throughout most of the community. Shortly after passing the historic Old Lutz Elementary School on the east side, it encounters a traffic signal with the eastern end of Lutz-Lake Fern Road (unmarked County Road 582 (Hillsborough County, Florida), CR 582) on the west side. A replica of the former Lutz Seaboard Air Line Railroad Depot can be found on the northwest corner between the railroad tracks and the local library. The further north that US 41 runs, the more likely it runs into dead end streets and private roads, some of which are on the opposite side of the tracks. The road curves to the northwest before intersecting with County Line Road at the Hillsborough-Pasco County Line and enters Land o' Lakes, Florida, Land o' Lakes, where it is named Land o' Lakes Boulevard throughout the county.


Pasco County

US 41 only remains in the northwest direction until it encounters the northern end of Florida State Road 597, State Road 597(Dale Mabry Highway) and after turning straight north passing by some naturist resorts, almost instantly intersects Florida State Road 54, SR 54. Almost a mile () north of that point, the Brooksville Subdivision banks off to the northwest, while US 41 prepares to squeeze between some lakes for which the hamlet is named. North of County Road 583 (Ehren Cutoff) in the former community of Denham, the road narrows down to four lanes but remains divided as it curves to the northwest. Here, the road crosses the former right-of-way for a railroad line that ran between Tarpon Springs and Trilby until the mid-1970s. The road curves north again and then passes Land o' Lakes High School where it had only recently been widened. This newly widened section serves as the two gateways to the still under construction Connerton Conner development, and has been slated to become the future end of County Road 524 (Pasco County, Florida), CR 524(Ridge Road Extension). Just after that, the gateway to the still under construction Tierra Del Sol development is where the division of the highway ends, although US 41 is still in the process of being widened throughout the northern Tampa Bay suburbs. Most of the surroundings beyond that point include dog sitting kennels, and run-down farms, although a road to the Pasco County Jail, with a fire station on the northeast corner stands out among the usual surroundings. After making another right curve and squeezing between two more small lakes, US 41 approaches a section of Land o' Lakes known as Gowers Corner, where the intersection of Florida State Road 52, SR 52 can be found. Just east of Gowers Corner is the Pilot Country Airport, a local airport community. Besides some random former motels and other businesses, most of the surroundings of this segment of the road consists of farmland, this time, much more active. Near a former lumber yard, US 41 crosses the Brooksville Subdivision again, and a local automotive and truck repair shop can be found on the northeast corner of that crossing. Continuing north, the road encounters sites such as the Detroit Resort Motel and shortly after this runs along the western edge of the Pasco Lake Estates community where it runs along a former section of the road known as Old Gainesville Highway and Pasco Lake Drive. An old narrow bridge across a dry creek can be found just north of this development. By the time the road reaches South Masaryktown, Florida, South Masaryktown the number of farm fields begin to diminish. A few small trailer parks, private homes and even some small businesses pop-up along the side of the road, but the farms don't completely move away from the road until after it crosses a narrow bridge over the Masaryktown Canal. Just north of the intersection of Bowman Road the west side of the road features a somewhat larger trailer park and private houses in front of a notably wide right-of-way for a future southbound lane. This right-of-way ends at Hernando-County Road 578, another County Line Road in Masaryktown, Florida, Masaryktown, and US 41 becomes Broad Street.


Hernando County

Within Masaryktown, US 41 remains two lanes wide and serves as the main road, which includes a few small private motels and a restaurant known as Cafe Masaryktown, at a blinker-light intersection. Before the intersection of County Road 576 (Hernando County, Florida), County Road 576, the road widens to four lanes again, and then enters Garden Grove, Florida, Garden Grove, where it serves as the eastern edge of Hernando County Airport. After the airport property ends, it intersects County Road 574 (Hernando County, Florida), County Road 574(Spring Hill Boulevard), and then widens to six lanes nearly half way before approaching County Road 572 (Hernando County, Florida), County Road 572(Powell Road). Near downtown Brooksville, Florida, Brooksville, US 41 intersects Florida State Road 50, SR 50/U.S. Route 98 Truck (Brooksville, Florida), US Truck Route 98, and secretly takes Florida State Road 700, SR 700 with it. SR 700 is exposed further north as it branches off to the northwest near the former Brooksville Hospital site. US 41 then narrows down to two lanes, curves to the east and becomes a one-way street that's concurrent with southbound U.S. Route 98 in Florida, U.S. Route 98 and eastbound Florida State Road 50A, SR 50A. At the intersection of North Mildred Avenue, eastbound SR 50A, US 41, and US 98 are concurrent along Broad Street, while westbound SR 50A, US 41, and US 98 are concurrent along East Jefferson Avenue, then West Jefferson Avenue. This one-way configuration for Broad Street and Jefferson Street has been in effect since November 1993, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. While both segments go up and down steep hills in the heart of the city, the Broad Street (eastbound) section runs over an old railroad bridge built in 1936. The two intersections of Main Street(CR 445, former SR 45A) also contain the Hernando County Courthouse on the northeast corner of temporarily "eastbound" US 41/US 98/SR 50A," and the southeast corner of "westbound" US 41/98/SR 50A. After both segments drop into one last hill, US 98/SR 50A leaves US 41 at East Jefferson Street near May Avenue, and US 41 becomes a two-lane highway that drops down into yet another steep hill before curving north again where it intersects County Road 484 at a blinker-light intersection and climbs another one. It remains a two-lane highway through the rest of Hernando County. From this hill the road descends again as it runs between a trailer park on the northbound side, and a Brooksville school complex on the southbound side, both of which are on the southeast and southwest corners of CR 480(Croom Road) respectively. From there the road serves as the end of CR 445(Howell Avenue), but shortly afterwards becomes the southern end of Old Crystal River Road, which despite the name does not lead to Crystal River, assuming that it ever did. The rest of the route becomes more rural, as it runs towards some preserved land. Less private land can be found north of the southern end of County Road 481 (Hernando County, Florida), CR 481 near Lake Lindsey, Florida, Lake Lindsey. North of County Road 476 (Hernando County, Florida), CR 476, US 41 runs through a portion of the Withlacoochee State Forest where it remains until it crosses the Hernando-Citrus County Line, and gets the name South Florida Avenue.


Citrus County through Marion County

Upon leaving the forest, the road remains almost as rural as it spends much of its time in Southern Citrus County as the same two-lane highway it was in northern Hernando County moving up and down various hills. As the road gets close to Downtown Floral City, Florida, Floral City, it begins to run along the west side of the Withlacoochee State Trail, a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right-of-way that was converted into a rail trail shortly after being abandoned by CSX in 1987. The western end of County Road 48 (Citrus County, Florida), County Road 48 is where US 41 also begins to include part of the DeSoto Trail. Meanwhile, the Withlacoochee State Trail continues to run along the east side of the road, often behind the backyards of local businesses and vacant lots. The only resemblance of a major intersection within this area is County Road 39A, a suffixed route of a former segment of Florida State Road 39, State Road 39. At some point, the road expands to a four-lane divided highway. The same types of local businesses continue to flank both roadsides until the road enters Inverness Highlands South, Florida, Inverness Highlands South where Citrus County Speedway and Inverness Airport (Florida), Inverness Airport can be seen on the west side. On the opposite side of these landmarks, Fort Cooper State Park is only accessible from the Withlacoochee State Trail, until the road enters the city limits of Inverness, Florida, Inverness where it widens to six lanes. As the road climbs a slight grade and curves to the left, it approaches a concurrency with Florida State Road 44, SR 44 which also includes a local divided highway named Highland Boulevard in this intersection. From there, US 41/SR 44 descends along a slight grade on the west coast of Cooter Lake, then winds around the Old Citrus County Courthouse and then Masonic Temple of Citrus Lodge No. 118, F. and A.M., Inverness Masonic Temple and at the intersection of Seminole Avenue suddenly turns straight west. The concurrency ends at a wye intersection west of Tallmadge Avenue, as SR 44 heads straight to Crystal River, while US 41 branches off to the northwest onto North Florida Avenue. The first intersection after this is Davidson Avenue, which is part of County Road 581. Later it dips towards a hotel at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and curves to the right as it replacing the aforementioned road's alignment. The road runs along the eastern edge of Whispering Pines Park as it climbs another hill with a shopping center at the bottom of an embankment and descends again towards the entrance of the Inverness Middle School on the same side, and a small industrial park on the other side. Just before leaving the Inverness city limits, the Withlacoochee State Trail crosses under US 41 and runs along the west side of the road. The trail can be seen again on the west side of the road just south of East Arlington Street near Inverness Highlands North, Florida, Inverness Highlands North, and remains along that side of the street, although the trail moves slightly further away north of East Van Ness Street. On the opposite side of the street, a former Seaboard Air Line Railroad right-of-way follows US 41, although it's no longer noticeable until further north. Nevertheless, US 41 and the trail still remain close enough to each other as they enter the Hernando, Florida, City of Hernando. Here, the road serves as the eastern end of County Road 486, a short cut to Crystal River for southbound traffic. As the road approaches the shores of one of the Tsala Apopka Lakes, Florida State Road 200, State Road 200 branches off to the northeast towards Ocala, Florida, Ocala, Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville, and Fernandina Beach while US 41 continues northwest. From here the road is slightly further away from the Withlacoochee State Trail, but that trail is still close enough to the road. In the meantime, the previously mentioned SAL line becomes more noticeable. The road curves to the north and descends along a hill into Holder, Florida, Holder, where it meets the only main intersection; County Road 491. From there the road curves back northwest again, and runs through Citrus Springs, Florida, Citrus Springs The first intersection of Citrus Springs Boulevard is not the last place where Withlacoochee State Trail. and the former SAL line can be found on both sides, but it is the last place where a trailhead can be found in close proximity to the road. North of there the area has more pine trees, but both trails can still be seen on each side. Dead end streets for housing developments that were never built can be seen across the former railroad tracks. The Withlacoochee State trail moves away from US 41 for the last time just south of the second intersection with Citrus Springs Boulevard, which is the gateway to Citrus Springs. US 41 becomes wide enough for turn lanes on both sides and has a traffic signals that the previous intersection lacked. North of here, the former SAL ROW is still in sight, even though the area remains wooded for the most part, although there's some slight clearing as it curves straight north. Deep within another unfinished development on the west side of the road, the trail ends, but part of the name is encountered again at the western end of County Road 39 (Citrus County, Florida), County Road 39(Withlacoochee Trail), a former segment of Florida State Road 39, State Road 39, which now terminates all the way down in eastern Pasco County. The road curves northwest one last time as it prepares to leave Citrus County, passing by some small industrial lots and a local youth athletic park. After climbing an embankment for a bridge over the Florida Northern Railroad (current), Florida Northern Railroad line to the Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Plant, US 41 intersects County Road 488 then curves northeast as it approaches the Brittan Alexander Bridge over the Withlacoochee River (Florida), Withlacoochee River to enter Dunnellon, Florida, Dunnellon and turns into Williams Street. The north end of the bridge contains City Hall and a city-run boat ramp on the northwest side, and a motel/restaurant/canoe & kayak dock on the northeast side. Almost immediately, US 41 enters the Dunnellon Boomtown Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad depot that served the line now used for the previously mentioned nuclear power plant in Crystal River. Within the same district just north of the station is the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, which is County Roads 40/336 to the west and County Road 484 to the east. From here, US 41 also serves as a not-so hidden concurrency with Florida State Road 40, State Road 40. North of the city US 41/SR 40 enters Chatmar, then Rainbow Falls, and then Rainbow Lakes Estates, Florida, Rainbow Lakes Estates, which is where the Headsprings Entrance to Rainbow Springs State Park can be found. Just north of that point, SR 40 breaks away to the northeast on its way to Ocala, Florida, Ocala, Silver Springs, Florida, Silver Springs, and Ormond Beach, Florida, Ormond Beach while US 41 continues north on its own. The last intersection of any importance is County Road 328 in Romeo, before the road crosses over into Levy County.


Levy County through Alachua County

Just as with many state and county roads in Levy County, US 41 runs along numerous farm fields interrupted by wooded areas, and intersects with many dirt and other rural roads. These roads include County Road 545 along the border, County Road 464, which becomes a suffixed alternate of Florida State Road 464, State Road 464 in Marion County, and in Morriston, Florida, Morriston, County Road 326 (Levy County, Florida), County Road 326, a bi-county extension of Florida State Road 326, State Road 326. The road begins to curve straight north before entering the city of Williston, Florida, Williston, where the rural surroundings continue. Without the city limits sign though, drivers would find it difficult to believe they're in Williston until the road approaches the entrance to the Williston Municipal Airport. Beyond the airport, Florida State Road 121, State Road 121 joins US 41 at an intersection shared by CR 316, which previously overlapped SR 121 from the southwest. The rural surroundings of southern Levy County don't start to diminish until the intersection of Southwest Seventh Avenue. Right after Southwest First Avenue, a wide turning ramp at an intersection takes northbound US 41/SR 121 drivers onto U.S. Route 27 Alternate (Florida), US Alt 27(Florida State Road 500, SR 500), and shares a brief concurrency in the city until US Alt 27 terminates at U.S. Route 27 in Florida, US 27. SR 500 continues southeast as hidden routes of US 27 and other U.S. Routes as it heads towards Ocala, Orlando, Kissimmee, and Indiatlantic, while US 41, and SR 121 turn north along US 27. Shortly after the merger of US 27 and 41, SR 121 breaks away to the northeast and takes the DeSoto Trail with it. The US 27/41 concurrency remains only two lanes wide, and it begins to lean to the northwest until briefly shifting straight north before approaching Archer, Florida, Archer, where it intersects CR 346, then a former Florida Railway and Navigation Company right-of-way, and finally Florida State Road 24, State Road 24. After SR 24, US 27/41 curves back northwest but head straight northward through Florida State Road 26, State Road 26 in Newberry, Florida, Newberry and both remain as such until US 41 reach High Springs, Florida, High Springs, where US 27 makes a left turn onto Florida State Road 20, State Road 20 towards Perry, Florida, Perry, Tallahassee, Florida, Tallahassee, and Havana, Florida, Havana, while US 41 briefly becomes independent before it joins US 441 towards Lake City, Florida, Lake City and points north. The intersection of US 441 serves as the northern end of its hidden State Road 45, and the southern end of CR 236, and the road is reunited with the DeSoto Trail where it will remain until it reaches Lake City, Florida, Lake City.


Columbia County

US 41/441 crosses the Santa Fe River (Florida), Santa Fe River then runs north passing by O'Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park, near which it shares a brief concurrency with a county extension of Florida State Road 18, State Road 18. It then runs through Ellsville, where it has another interchange with I-75 (Exit 414), just south of the western end of Florida State Road 238, State Road 238. Approaching Lake City, Florida, Lake City, US 441 splits from US 41 onto Florida State Road 25A, State Road 25A south of the city. The routes remain parallel, and at some point Route 41 is joined by Florida State Road 47, State Road 47 which was signed as terminating at US 41. However, this concurrency only lasts until the intersection of Florida State Road 10A (Lake City), State Road 10A, where SR 47 turns east for a block before joining US 441. The next block is U.S. Route 90 (Florida), U.S. Route 90, where the DeSoto Trail heads west, and Florida State Road 100, State Road 100 joins US 41 to the northern extends of Lake City. Before leaving Lake City's limits, US 41 curves to the northwest to run parallel to a Georgia Southern and Florida Railway line. Since it also carries two hidden state roads at this point, it serves as the end for suffixed alternates of both routes, albeit Columbia County suffixed alternates. The first is County Road 100A (Columbia County, Florida), County Road 100A(Northwest Bascom Norris Drive), and much further north, outside of the city at County Road 25A(Northwest Valdosta Road), which is a county extension of Florida State Road 25A, State Road 25A. Due to the parallel railroad line along the east side, the interchange with Interstate 10 in Florida, Interstate 10 is a pair of quarter-cloverleaf ramps on the southwest and northwest corners of the underpass. Construction of the interchange itself forced the relocation of CR 131(Northwest Falling Creek Road), which terminates at US 41 just north of the aforementioned interchange. Slightly further north, the road serves as the address for WCJX (106.5 FM). From here it runs through small towns such as Winfield and Suwannee Valley. The last notable intersection in Columbia County is CR 246(Lassie Black Road).


Hamilton County to the Georgia State Line

Crossing the Ed Scott Bridge over the Suwannee River into Hamilton County, Florida US 41 enters White Springs, Florida, where it breaks away from the GSF railroad line and turns west onto Spring Street. Here the road serves as the southern end of County Road 135 (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 135, and while running through the White Springs Historic District serves as the eastern end of Florida State Road 136, State Road 136, before turning straight north again into Roberts Street, and running along the western edge of the city. The last suffixed route of hidden SR 25 can be found on Camp Street as County Road 25A (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 25A, but that route does not reunite with its parent road. As it leaves the city it returns to the same side of the GSF railroad line it was at earlier, both of which will run through the unincorporated community of Facil where it encounters the southern end of County Road 137 (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 137. Northwest of there, it runs through Occidental, and then Genoa where it serves as the eastern end of County Road 132 (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 132. Beyond that, it runs through a strip mining area where the only other community is Camps Still, however after passing through Hillcoat, which is where the northern end of CR 137 can be found, US 41 joins U.S. Route 129 in Florida, US 129 as well as Florida State Road 51, hidden SR 51. The newly overlapped routes briefly run straight north before making a reverse curve around the left side of Roberts Pond and Shaky Pond before entering the Jasper, Florida, City of Jasper. US 41/129/SR 100 turns west onto Florida State Road 6, State Road 6(Hatley Street), which becomes County Road 6 east of the intersection, while hidden SR 51 becomes County Road 51(Second Avenue Northeast) north of the same intersection. After Fifth Avenue, the road begins to curve to the northwest, and by 15th Avenue, the concurrency with US 129 ends as the road moves towards more of a northwest angle, taking hidden SR 100 with it. SR 6 and US 41 return straight west as it leaves the city until CR 148 (Northwest 86th Boulevard), where they begin to curve northwest again. Shortly after this curve, as well as another bridge over the Alapaha River, the concurrency with SR 6 ends. SR 6 heads southwest toward I-75 and Madison, while US 41 curves more toward the northwest. The only other intersection north of that point seems to be County Road 152 (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 152, although further north in Jennings, Florida, Jennings, the road briefly overlaps County Road 141 (Hamilton County, Florida), CR 141, but that overlap ends at the eastern end of Florida State Road 143, State Road 143 whose intersection is shared by CR 141. The rest of the way, US 41 serves as part of the border of Jennings, the northernmost community along the route in the state. Northwest Ninth Street and Oak Street are officially the last intersections with US 41 in the state before the road crosses the Georgia State Line, terminating hidden Florida State Road 25, SR 25, and replacing it with Georgia State Route 7.


History

Image:US 41 (FL).svg, 70px, left, A US 41 shield used in Florida prior to 1993 US 41 first entered Florida as far back as 1926, terminating in Naples. Former sections of US 41 include US 441 from High Springs through Gainesville to Ocala, and SR 40 from Ocala to Rainbow Lakes Estates, and US 301 from Sarasota to Bradenton. In 1950, US 41 was extended east to Miami along former U.S. Route 94. From 1956 until 1993, US 41 signs in Florida featured white numbering on an orange shield. The "color-coding" of U.S. Routes by the Florida Department of Transportation was stopped when the state could no longer use Federal funds to replace the signs with anything but the standard black-and-white version. Some orange US 41 signs may still remain.


Major intersections


See also

* * *Special routes of U.S. Route 41


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