South Dakota Highway 38

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For school districts numbered 38, see School District 38.

Highway 38 marker

Highway 38
Route of SD 38 (in red)
Route information
Defined by SDCL §31-4-159
Maintained by SDDOT
Length: 63.393 mi[1] (102.021 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑90 Bus. in Mitchell
  US 81 in Salem
I‑90 in Buffalo Ridge
East end: I‑29 in Sioux Falls
Counties: Davison, Hanson, McCook, Minnehaha
Highway system

South Dakota Highways

SD 37A SD 40

South Dakota Highway 38 (SD 38) is a state highway in the state of South Dakota. The highway runs from Mitchell to Sioux Falls.

Route description[edit]

SD 38 eastbound in Hartford

SD 38 begins at an intersection with a business loop of I-90 (Burr Street) along Havens Street in Mitchell. It runs east and leave the city of Mitchell, then crosses the James River. As it crosses the river, the highway leaves Davison County and enters Hanson County. The route continues east, roughly paralleling I-90 to the north. It passes south of Fulton and then intersects SD 25. SD 38 then curves slightly to the north and enters McCook County. Later, it passes through Salem and intersects U.S. Route 81 (US 81). East of Salem, the highway curves to the southeast and passes through the southeastern corner of the city of Montrose. The route then bends further to the southeast and enters Minnehaha County.[2]

About two miles (3.2 km) east of the county line, SD 38 turns to the east and intersects SD 19. The two routes run together through the northern part of Humboldt, where SD 19 splits off to the north and SD 38 continues east toward Hartford. Once it reaches Hartford, the highway bends to the southeast. Southeast of the city, SD 38 shares a diamond interchange with I-90. After this interchange, SD 38 curves to the east and enters Sioux Falls. About one mile (1.6 km) farther east, SD 38 meets its eastern terminus at a folded diamond interchange with I-29.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Davison Mitchell 0.000 0.000 I‑90 Bus.
Hanson   3.550 5.713 To I‑90 (SD 38P)
Farmer 17.646 28.398 SD 25
McCook Salem 31.940 51.402 US 81
Minnehaha Humboldt 48.563 78.155 SD 19 south West end of SD 19 concurrency
49.609 79.838 SD 19 north East end of SD 19 concurrency
Buffalo Ridge 59.078 95.077 I‑90
Sioux Falls 64.393 103.630 I‑29
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b "State Highway Log" (PDF). Mitchell region: South Dakota Department of Transportation. January 2011. pp. 92–98. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Google (December 23, 2013). "South Dakota Highway 38" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 23, 2013.