Florida State Road 41

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State Road 41 marker

State Road 41
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Major junctions
South end: Florida 43.svgHillsborough County 580.svg SR 43/CR 580 in Temple Terrace
North end: Pasco County 41.svg CR 41 in Zephyrhills
Highway system
US 41 SR 43

State Road 41, not to be confused with U.S. Route 41 is the secret designation for U.S. Route 301 between Temple Terrace and Zephyrhills, Florida. It is known as Fort King Highway in Hillsborough County, and Fort King Road in Pasco County.

Route description[edit]

State Road 41 begins at Harney Road(County Road 580/43) at the embankment of a former railroad overpass, and curves underneath Interstate 75 with no access. It serves as the eastern terminus for State Road 582, as well as the unmarked County Road 582 in Thonotosassa. The road continues northeastward rejoining the aforementioned abandoned railroad line as both run through Hillsborough River State Park. Like much of US 301 between Bushnell and Bradenton, State Road 41 also runs parallel to the DeSoto Trail.

Entering Pasco County, the road changes its name from Fort King Highway to Fort King Road. In Zephyrhills, it becomes concurrent with State Road 39 which eventually replaces it as the secret route of US 301.

Former sections[edit]

County Road 41[edit]

Pasco County 41.svg
CR 41 in Pasco County climbs LeHeup Hill, among others.

In Zephyrhills, Route 41 breaks away as a County Road that was originally a state road. Between Zephyrhills and Dade City, the road is known mainly as Fort King Road. At one point it runs on top of LeHeup Hill, which at 240 feet (73 m) is one of the highest points in Pasco County.[2] After crossing County Road 52 Alternate, it runs towards the back of Pasco High School. Within the Dade City Limits, it becomes South 17th Street. Concurrent with SR 52 between South 17th Street and North 21st Street, and then immediately with County Road 578 between Saint Joe Road and Lock Street.

Northwest of Dade City CR 41 becomes Blanton Road, where it winds up, down, and around more hills. It serves as the terminus of both ends of County Road 41 Alternate one end of which also includes the terminus of County Road 575. At the interchange with Interstate 75 at Exit 293(formerly Exit 60) it becomes a two-lane divided highway, but only in the vicinity of the ramps. In between, it narrows back down to a two-lane bridge over I-75 itself. CR 41 curves back north again near an orange grove at the intersection of County Road 577(Lake Iola Road), where it enters Hernando County.

County Road 541[edit]

Hernando County 541.svg
CR 541 at CR 572, to Spring Hill.

North of the Hernando County Line, County Road 41 becomes County Road 541 as Spring Lake Highway. Once a former segment of State Road 41 and later County Road 41, it continues to move up and down the hills of eastern Hernando County, through orange groves, former orange groves, and hay farms. The road serves as the eastern terminus of CR 576 (Hayman Road, formerly CR 420) and CR 572 (Powell Road) in Spring Lake. North of CR 572, one major orange grove remains intact. It ends at US 98/SR 50 in Hill 'n Dale, where it leads to a realigned section of County Road 484.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Hillsborough East Lake-Orient Park Elm Fair Boulevard - State Fairgrounds, Amphitheatre north end of SR 43; south end of US 301 overlap
US 92 (SR 600) to I-4 / I-75 – Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg Exit 7 (I-4)
Temple Terrace Junction Harney Road
SR 582 west (Fowler Avenue) to I-75 – Temple Terrace, University of South Florida, Busch Gardens
CR 579 south – Thonotosassa
Pasco Chancey Road - Dade City to CR 535, eastern bypass of Zephyrhills
SR 39 south – Crystal Springs, Plant City south end of SR 39 overlap
Zephyrhills SR 54 west (5th Avenue) to I-75 – Land O' Lakes
To SR 54 west / 6th Street De-facto south to west connecting road to SR 54
US 301 / SR 39 north (Gall Boulevard) north end of US 301 / SR 39 overlap; end of state maintenance
CR 54 (Eiland Boulevard) – Zephyrhills West, Branchborough
Dade City
CR 52 Alt. (Clinton Avenue) – St. Leo, Clinton Heights
SR 52 east (Meridian Avenue) – Downtown south end of SR 52 overlap
SR 52 west (21st Street) to I-75 south – San Antonio north end of SR 52 overlap
CR 578 west (Suwannee Way) – St. Joseph former south end of CR 578 overlap
Lock Street - Southeast Bottling and Beverage former CR 578 east

CR 41 Alt. north (Spring Valley Road) – Blanton
CR 575 north (Trilby Road) / CR 41 Alt. south (Spring Valley Road) – Trilby, Blanton
Jessamine I-75 / SR 93 – Ocala, Tampa Exit 293 (I-75)
CR 577 south – San Antonio
Hernando Spring Lake CR 541 north (Spring Lake Highway) – Spring Lake, Hill 'n Dale North end of Pasco CR 41; Begin Hernando CR 541
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related route[edit]

County Road 41 Alternate
Location: Dade City-Blanton

County Road 41 Alternate is the bannered route of CR 41 in the northwestern outskirts of Dade City. It was originally a suffixed alternate of State Road 35 called County Road 35B, and included Frazee Hill Road.


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