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U.S. 441 North - Orlando to Leesburg

U.S. 441 north
U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) northbound reassurance shield posted beyond the intersection with Colonial Drive (Florida 50) near Spring Lake. U.S. 441 travels solo for the first time since merge with U.S. 192 at Holopaw in rural eastern Osceola County. Photo taken 02/02/08.
A set of traffic lights hang above the U.S. 441 intersection with Country Club Drive north of Spring Lake. Country Club Drive travels west to the Orlando Country Club and east to Westmoreland Drive at Lake Adair. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Entering the Fairvilla area of Orlando, U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) turns northwesterly and intersects Florida 438 (Princeton Street). Florida 438 constitutes an east-west route from Florida 424 (Edgewater Drive) in Orlando and Florida 437 (Dillard Street) in Winter Garden. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Northbound at the signalized intersection with Florida 438 (Princeton Street). Florida 438 partitions into a one-way street couplet east of U.S. 441, following Princeton Street east and Smith Street west through the trendy College Park neighborhood. Westward the state road continues to a merge with Silver Star Road (Florida 416) en route to Pine Hills. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Reassurance marker posted along Orange Blossom Trail northbound in Fairvilla. Photo taken 02/02/08.
One half mile north of Princeton Street is the junction with Florida 416 (Silver Star Road) west. The state road begins at U.S. 441 and travels a short distance to its merge with Florida 438 west of Mercy Drive. Photo taken 02/02/08.
U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) northbound at Florida 416's west end. Silver Star Road continues east a quarter mile to Rio Grande Avenue, a north-south residential through street. Connections with Maury Road lead east to Florida 424 (Edgewater Drive) at College Park near Par Street. Photo taken 02/02/08.

Continuing north, the industrial park theme continues as U.S. 441 parallels a CSX Railroad. Orange Blossom Trail and the parallel railroad travel near Lake Fairview. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Next in line for northbound drivers is the intersection with Florida 423 (Lee Road east / John Young Parkway south). Florida 423 follows an arc between Orlando at Florida 50 (Colonial Drive) and Winter Park at U.S. 17-92 (Orlando Avenue). Photo taken 02/02/08.
Interests to both Interstate 4 and the city of Winter Park should use Florida 423 (Lee Road) east from U.S. 441 north. Lee Road consists of a four-lane divided arterial through to its end at U.S. 17-92 in north Winter Park. A diamond interchange (Exit 88) with Interstate 4 lies 2.5 miles away. Photos taken 02/02/08.
Like many of the other circuitous state roads in Florida, Florida 423 switches cardinal direction banners as it shifts from the east-west Lee Road to the north-south John Young Parkway. John Young Parkway carries the state highway southward through the same industrial corridor that U.S. 441 travels to Fairvilla. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Leaving Florida 423, U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) sees another reassurance shield and companion mileage sign on the trek toward Apopka. The parallel CSX Railroad parts ways with the federal highway at nearby Trotters Park. Photo taken 02/02/08.
All American Boulevard provides a shortcut to nearby Kennedy Boulevard (Unsigned Orange County 438A) and the town of Eatonville from U.S. 441. The route ends opposite Winter Rose Drive, a condominium complex entrance road. Plans are underway to realign All American Boulevard with the nearby Clarcona-Ocoee Road, a busy east-west suburban arterial. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Cinderlane Parkway leads southward from U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) to Lake Orlando Parkway through a large array of apartment and condominium complexes. Photo taken 02/02/08.
The aforementioned Clarcona-Ocoee Road crosses paths with U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) at a commercialized intersection. Stemming west from Orange County 424 (Edgewater Drive), the highway carries four lanes through to Hiawassee Road, with expansion planned even further west as growth continues through to the Ocoee area. Photo taken 02/02/08.
U.S. 441 enters the unincorporated area of Lockhart and meets Rose Avenue, a north-south route between Clarcona-Ocoee Road and Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) at Bear Lake Road. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Approaching Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) on U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) northbound. Currently Florida 414 ends here, but construction began January 2007 on the John Land Apopka Expressway, an east-west toll road between Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) and Florida 429 Toll (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). Phase I of the project is expected to be completed by early 2009, with a partial-cloverleaf interchange to replace the current signalized intersection with OBT. Photos taken 02/02/08.

Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) eastbound continues as a four to six-lane arterial route to junction Interstate 4, Maitland, and U.S. 17-92 (Orlando Avenue). Maitland Boulevard travels either along or parallel to the Seminole County line through residential areas. Sound barriers are provided and private driveways are nonexistent along the route between U.S. 441 and Exit 90 of Interstate 4. A SPUI also exists at Florida 434 (Forest City Road). Photo taken 02/02/08.
U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) nips the southwest corner of Seminole County near Overland Road. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Overland Road heads north from Beggs Road near Pine Hills Road to end at U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) in unincorporated Seminole County. Photo taken 02/02/08.
U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) reenters Seminole County near Oranole Way and the unincorporated community of Piedmont. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Beyond the Benbow Court traffic light across from a shopping center, U.S. 441 enters the intersection with Hiawassee Road south and Piedmont - Wekiwa Road north. Hiawassee Road represents a busy north-south corridor through West Orlando and Pine Hills. Piedmont-Wekiwa Road continues the alignment northward to junction Florida 436 (Semoran Boulevard) at Wekiva Springs Road. U.S. 441 skims eastern reaches of Apopka from Piedmont to the merge with Semoran Boulevard. Photo taken 02/02/08.
A rare Orange County 435 pentagon lies ahead of the Main Street west intersection with Park Street in downtown Apopka. Orange County 435 travels Park Street south to Clarcona Road and Clarcona but is vastly unsigned. Photo taken 05/12/08.
U.S. 441 (Main Street) northbound at Central Avenue (Orange County 437A) south in downtown Apopka. Orange County 437A, a vastly unsigned route, travels south along Central Avenue south to Michael Gladden Boulevard west and Ocoee-Apopka Road. The county road meanders through Ocoee along eastern reaches of Lake Apopka. Central Avenue north otherwise carries unsigned Orange County 424 north to Orange Street. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Continuing along U.S. 441 north, Main Street curves northwest toward Plymouth and an exit of Apopka toward Zellwood. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Bradshaw Road leads north from Orange County 437A (Ocoee-Apopka Road) to U.S. 441 (Main Street). Photo taken 02/02/08.
A short distance west of Bradshaw Road is the half-diamond interchange with Florida 429 Toll (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). Photo taken 02/02/08.
One quarter mile out from the left-hand turn onto Florida 429 Toll south on U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) north. Florida 429 Toll travels south from Apopka to junction Interstate 4 near the Osceola and Polk County lines. The north end is premature as Florida 429 ultimately will continue northeast to Interstate 4 via the unconstructed Wekiva Parkway. Photo taken 02/02/08.
A pair of turn lanes carry drivers onto the southbound beginning of Florida 429 Toll. Florida 429 toll skims the western reaches of Apopka before entering the Ocoee and Winter Garden vicinity. Construction is underway presently to link Florida 429 Toll with Florida 414 Toll (John Land Apopka Expressway). The eventual plan is for Florida 414 Toll & 429 Toll to share a new alignment along the Apopka Expressway northwest to U.S. 441 (OBT) at Orange Avenue. When that occurs, the orphaned section of Florida 429 Toll here will be renumbered Florida 451 Toll. Photo taken 02/02/08.
U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) continues northwest through Apopka along a four-lane divided highway. Development continues along the route, thus increasing the demand for the John Land Apopka Expressway. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Florida 429 Toll presently begins at U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) west of central Apopka and travels southward to Ocoee and Winter Garden at junction Florida 50 (Colonial Drive) and Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 02/02/08.
A sun-worn Orange County 437 shield lies ahead of the Orange Avenue intersection with U.S. 441 north in west Apopka. Orange County 437 was decommissioned in its entirety within the county but used to follow Orange Avenue south to Binion Road. Photo taken 05/08/08.

Page Updated October 2, 2008.