County Road 491

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Totaling 36.5 miles in length, County Road 491 stems north from County Road 484 west of Brooksville, to Lecanto, Beverly Hills and Holder in Citrus County. The route varies between rural two-lane highway to five-lane arterial in the Lecanto and Beverly Hills areas.

County Road 491 North
Hernando County Road 476 (Centralia Road) ventures 5.29 miles east from U.S. 19 (Commercial Way) through Royal Highlands to merge with County Road 491 (Citrus Way) north for a short overlap. 02/15/14
Reassurance marker posted after Parsons Road (former County Road 491A) along Citrus Way north. 07/13/07
County Road 491 travels alongside the Citrus Wildlife Management Area into Citrus County. 07/13/07
County Road 480, a 18.69-mile route across southern Citrus County, intersects CR 491 just north of Hernando County. Following West Oak Park Boulevard, CR 480 travels west to U.S. 98 near its merge with U.S. 19. East Stage Coach Trail carries the county highway east to U.S. 41 at Floral City. 07/13/07
Cardinal Street leads east from U.S. 19 & 98 to end at County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) south of this shield assembly. 07/13/07
Lecanto Highway turns west and plies across a portion of Withlacoochee State Forest. 07/13/07
County Road 491 expands into a five-lane arterial ahead of the signalized intersection with Grover Cleveland Boulevard west. 07/13/07
A second signal along CR 491 north lies at the intersection with Educational Path, which serves the Lecanto Educational Complex and Crystal River Quarries. 07/13/07
Continuing north, County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) enters the signalized intersection with SR 44 (Gulf to Lake Highway). SR 44 constitutes the main east-west route across Citrus County, originating in Crystal River and leading east to Inverness and Leesburg. 07/13/07
Beyond SR 44, County Road 491 transitions back into a two-lane rural highway. 07/13/07
Citrus County Road 486 (Norvell Bryant Highway) was upgraded to a four-lane divided arterial in its entirety between SR 44 near Crystal River and U.S. 41 at Hernando. 07/13/07
Mustang Boulevard winds west from Lecanto Highway at Beverly Hills to Pine Ridge Boulevard. 07/13/07
Beverly Hills Boulevard angles southeast from Citrus County Road 491 to the Beverly Hills Community Building. 07/13/07
County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) turns east to the junction with U.S. 41 at Holder. The four-way stop was upgraded to a traffic light by 2011. Signs with Arial font were replaced as well. 07/13/07
U.S. 41 (Florida Avenue) meanders south to Hernando and Inverness and northwest to Dunnellon and Williston. CR 491 continues east to end at SR 200 near Stokes Ferry. 07/13/07
County Road 491 South
Citrus County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) transitions to Hernando County Road 491 (Citrus Way) one quarter mile south of County Road 480. The county road continues alongside Withlacoochee State Forest for the next two miles. 02/15/14
Citrus Way kinks east to intersect Parsons Road (former County Road 491A) before resuming a southward course directly to U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard) at Ringgold. 02/09/14
An end sign for the truck route aspect of County Road 491 precedes the stop sign with U.S. 98. 02/09/14
U.S. 98 angles northwest from County Road 491 to the north end of the Suncoast Parkway and Sugarmill Woods in Citrus County. 02/09/14
Southeast from the flasher with CR 491, U.S. 98 follows Ponce De Leon Boulevard to Stafford and the Hernando County seat of Brooksville. 02/09/14
Two miles further south is the merge with Hernando County Road 476 (Lake Lindsey Road) west from Stafford. 02/09/14
County Road 476 east travels a rural course across northern Hernando County to Lake Lindsey, Nobleton and Bushnell in Sumter County. 02/09/14
County Road 476 West County Road 491 South
Hernando County Road 476 west & 491 south share a 1.46-mile overlap that turns Citrus County west around the Cemex mining site. 02/09/14
County Road 476 resumes a western heading from CR 491 along Centralia Road to Royal Highlands and U.S. 19 (Commercial Way). County Road 491 remains along Citrus Way south by the Cemex mining site to Fort Dade Avenue (CR 484). 02/09/14
County Road 491 South
Citrus Way curves by both Fickett Hammock Preserve and Janet Butterfield Brooks Nature Preserve just south of the split with CR 476 west. 02/09/14
Reassurance shield posted south of Bailey Hill Road west to Royal Highlands. 02/09/14
An overpass carries County Road 491 above a Cemex mining road one half mile north of Fort Dade Avenue. 02/09/14
Approaching County Road 484 (Fort Dade Avenue) along Citrus Way south. Hernando County Road 484 loops 12.63 miles north from SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) through the city of Brooksville. 02/09/14
CR 484 leads east 3.2 miles to U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard) in Brooksville and west 1.4 miles to SR 50 by Wiscon. 02/09/14

Photo Credits:

07/13/07, 02/09/14, 02/15/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 41
U.S. 98
County Road 480

Page Updated 02-27-2014.

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