Florida State Road 438

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State Road 438 marker

State Road 438
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 10.144 mi[1] (16.325 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 429 in Ocoee
  CR 435 in Pine Hills
US 441 in Orlando
East end Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando
Location
Counties Orange
Highway system
SR 437 US 441

State Road 438 (SR 438) is a state highway in Orange and Lake counties. It is one of the 3 roads that goes through Killarney, the other 2 are SR 50 and Florida's Turnpike (SR 91). In Oakland, it is the 2nd closest to Lake Apopka than any other Florida State Road, after SR 91.

SR 438 is signed east–west. Its western terminus is with a T intersection at CR 455 near Montverde. Its eastern terminus is at US 17/US 92/SR 600/SR 15 in Orlando, just east of Interstate 4, making a total mileage of 22.00 miles (35.41 kilometers).

Route description[edit]

Beginning at CR 455, it starts out as a 2 lane road, first going under Florida's Turnpike. After that, it becomes part of County Road Old 50. Without any businesses, it enters Orange County. A block north of SR 50, a 3-way intersection shows up. SR 438 turns left as Oakland Avenue, pararelling the West Orange Trail. For the 2nd time, SR 438 goes over the Florida's Turnpike. After passing through Oakland, SR 438 enters Winter Garden, on the shore of Lake Apopka as Plant Street. Inside the central part of the city, SR 438 meets CR 535 and SR 537, about 2 blocks away from each other. Still a 2 lane road, outside of Winter Garden, now inside Ocoee, it intersects SR 429 (Western Expressway). At Ocoee Apopka Road and HM Bowness Road, it supports the northern terminus' of SR 439 and SR 437. SR 438 runs concurrent with SR 437 for 1 block. Then, SR 438 turns right as Silver Star Road, now going around Starke Lake. Leaving Ocoee, it next enters unincorporated Pine Hills. SR 438 is now 6 lanes wide. It started to widen east of Clarke Road. At the easternmost point of Pine Hills, it forms a fork at SR 416. SR 438 becomes Princeton Street and took away a lane in each direction. East of Mercy Drive, SR 438 enters Orlando. The next traffic light forms the intersection of John Young Parkway, with the elevation dropping below 100 feet (30 m). Widening to 6 lanes again, it meets US 441, as it nears Interstate 4. The road becomes a one-way pair as it enters a historic district. Before Interstate 4, it intersects SR 424, a 4 lane alternate route of US 441. SR 438 is now 4 lanes wide and meets Interstate 4 as a diamond interchange. As it approaches the Orlando Science Center, it meets SR 527. SR 438 makes 3 bends to get to its eastern terminus, US 92/US 17/SR 15/SR 600 in Orlando.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Orange County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Ocoee 0.000 0.000 west end of state maintenance
0.02 0.032 SR 429 to Florida's Turnpike – Tampa, Apopka SR 429 exit 24
0.399 0.642 Bowness Road / Franklin Street west end of SR 437 overlap; former SR 439 south
0.505 0.813 CR 437 north (Ocoee-Apopka Road) east end of SR 437 overlap
Pine Hills 4.383 7.054 CR 435 north (Apopka-Vineland Road) west end of CR 435 overlap
5.292 8.517 CR 435 south (Hiawassee Road) east end of CR 435 overlap
6.784 10.918 Pine Hills Road (CR 431)
Orlando 7.753 12.477 SR 416 east (Silver Star Road) eastbound exit and westbound entrance
9.289 14.949 SR 423 (John Young Parkway)
9.918 15.961 US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail / SR 500) to I-4
10.144 16.325 Rio Grande Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed December 2013