U.S. 41 Business North - Fort Myers

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U.S. 41 Business & SR 739 north
U.S. 41 Business combines with SR 739 (Evans Avenue) north from SR 82 for a 0.4 mile overlap. The overlap remains poorly marked, despite U.S. 41 Business shifting to Evans Avenue from Second Street in the mid-2000s. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Approaching eastbound SR 80 at Park Avenue and Second Street on U.S. 41 Business & SR 739 north. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Palm Beach Boulevard leads SR 80 northeast from Seaboard Street to unincorporated Tice and an interchange with Interstate 75 (Exit 141). Photo taken 11/26/15.
Traveling 123.48 miles, SR 80 joins Fort Myers with LaBelle, Clewiston, South Bay and West Palm Beach between U.S. 41 Business (Park Avenue) and Florida A1A (Ocean Boulevard) in Palm Beach. Photo taken 11/28/13.
SR 80 west ends at the forthcoming intersection of U.S. 41 Business (Park Avenue) north at First Street. Photo taken 11/28/13.
SR 80 west previously extended west along First Street through Downtown Fort Myers. The six-block stretch of First Street was turned over to the city of Fort Myers, resulting in a discontinous SR 80 between Park Avenue and Monroe Street. Photo taken 11/28/13.
U.S. 41 Business transitions from Park Avenue onto the Edison Bridge, one mile south of North Fort Myers. Photo taken 11/28/13.
A pair of confirming markers line U.S. 41 Business north as the Edison Bridge rises to span the Caloosahatchee River. Photo taken 11/26/15.
The Edison Bridge consists of separate spans carrying U.S. 41 Business north and southbound. The northbound crossing totals 5,229 feet in length.1 Photo taken 11/28/13.
The Edison Bridge crests with a vertical clearance of 55.8 feet above the navigation channel of the Caloosahatchee River.1 Photo taken 11/28/13.
Traffic along the Edison Bridge converges at a causeway jutting into the Caloosahatchee River. The northbound span was completed in 1992, while the shorter southbound bridge opened a year later. Photo taken 11/28/13.
U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail) advances north from the Edison Bridge as a six-lane commercial arterial through unincorporated North Fort Myers. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Pondella Road stems west from U.S. 41 Business at Cardinal Drive to northern reaches of Cape Coral. The east-west arterial doubles as Lee County Road 78A, though the route is unmarked U.S. 41 Business. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Tamiami Trail veers north at River Road. A reassurance marker follows between Evergreen Road and Mariana Avenue. Photo taken 11/28/13.
SR 78 and U.S. 41 come together at the next northbound traffic light in North Fort Myers. The forthcoming state road travels in three segments between Cape Coral and Okeechobee, with the Lee County segment totalling 18.9 miles. Photo taken 11/26/15.
SR 78 follows Bayshore Road east to Interstate 75 and SR 31 at the Lee County Civic Center. Lee County Road 78 extends east from near there to Alva. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Westward from North Fort Myers, SR 78 travels along Pine Island Road to County Road 765 (Burnt Store Road). The state road constitutes the main commercial corridor through north Cape Coral. Photo taken 11/28/13.
U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail) passes between two shopping centers to the immediate north of SR 78. Photo taken 11/26/15.
A mileage sign references the Punta Gorda (21 miles) and Tampa (120 miles) as a carryover from the pre-1962 alignment of U.S. 41. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Ixora Drive heads north from SR 78 (Bayshore Road) to become Powell Drive west to U.S. 41 Business at this signalized intersection. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Littleton Road stems west from the ensuing northbound traffic light to NE 24th Avenue and Kismet Parkway in north Cape Coral. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Laurel Drive heads east from U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail) to the Suncoast Estates community. Photo taken 11/26/15.
U.S. 41 Business continues north from Laurel Drive toward the Shell Factory tourist attraction. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Approaching the northern terminus of U.S. 41 Business, a guide sign directs motorists to move left for U.S. 41 (Cleveland Street) south back to Fort Myers. Photo taken 11/26/15.
Traffic on U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail) north merges with U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue) at a wye intersection across from Fork Drive west. Photo taken 11/26/15.
U.S. 41 extends Tamiami Trail northward from the outskirts of Cape Coral to Tropical Gulf Acres and Punta Gorda. Photo taken 11/26/15.

Sources:

  1. BUS-41 NB (SR-739) over Caloosahatchee River, BridgeReports.com.


Photo Credits:

11/28/13, 11/26/15 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 41
State Road 78
State Road 80
State Road 82
State Road 739
Lee County 78A - Pondella Road

Page Updated 11-23-2016.