Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Beach County, Fla.
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I call it US 98. A lot of locals might refer to it as US 441. Actually, they would say "Highway 441."
Why does a road have two U.S. Highway designations? I have no idea. American highway nomenclature is inscrutable.
Other names and symbols you see: I believe it's State Route 700 and County Road 15. (Although I could be wrong -- it might be State Route 15.) All those names for one stretch of pavement!
Basically, Highway 441, to me, symbolizes leisurely wandering and going up north to the mountains (or back from the mountains). So if I'm riding back home from the Blue Ridge Parkway, I'll say I'm going down 441. Calling it Highway 98 implies, to me, that I'm using it in a more businesslike manner, to get to a destination. The two highways go their separate ways just north of Lake O.
More than you want to know, I'm sure. I love this country so much, and one tiny reason is little quirks like this, with several names for one stretch of highway.