Florida State Road 838

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State Road 838 marker

State Road 838
Sunrise Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 10.202 mi[1] (16.419 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 817 in Plantation
East end: SR A1A in Fort Lauderdale
Location
Counties: Broward
Highway system
SR 836 SR 842

State Road 838 (SR 838), locally known as Sunrise Boulevard, is a 10.2 miles (16.4 km) long east–west highway serving central Broward County. The western terminus is at an intersection with the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) in Sunrise; the eastern terminus is at intersection with North Ocean Boulevard (SR A1A) in Fort Lauderdale, next to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.[2] For 0.91 miles (1.46 km) in downtown Fort Lauderdale, SR 838 overlaps U.S. Route 1.[3]

Route description[edit]

Sunrise Boulevard has its western terminus at the Sawgrass Expressway. On the northwest quadrant of its intersection with Flamingo Road is Sawgrass Mills, one of the nation's largest malls. After it passes the mall, SR 838 passes through mainly residential areas until its intersection with University Drive. During this span, Sunrise Boulevard also has the hidden designation of County Road 838[4] along with its state road designation.

About two miles down the road from University Drive intersection is Plantation High School, followed by interchanges with Florida's Turnpike and US 441 (SR 7), with the latter intersection at the border between Plantation and Lauderhill. Central Broward Regional Park and the Swap Shop border the road to the north after the interchange with US 441 as it enters the Dillard Park neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. The interchange with I-95 soon follows.[5][6][7]

After its intersection with Powerline Road, SR 838 becomes concurrent with US 1 for about a mile. After it passes by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale east of the second intersection with Federal Highway, it crosses over the Intracoastal Waterway and from here to its eastern terminus, SR 838 forms the southern border of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and the road ends at SR A1A.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Broward County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Plantation 0.000 0.000 SR 817 (University Drive) West end of state maintenance
3.165 5.094 Turnpike (SR 91) – Orlando, Miami Exit 58 (Turnpike)
PlantationLauderhill line 4.03 6.49 US 441 (SR 7) Interchange
Fort Lauderdale 6.1 9.8 I-95 (SR 9) – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 29 (I-95)
7.050 11.346 SR 845 north (Powerline Road)
7.409 11.924 SR 811 north (Northeast 4th Avenue)
8.161 13.134 US 1 south (North Federal Highway / SR 5) – Downtown Fort Lauderdale Western end of US 1 / SR 5 concurrency
9.011 14.502 US 1 north (North Federal Highway / SR 5) Eastern end of US 1 / SR 5 concurrency
9.831–
9.900
15.821–
15.933
Sunrise Boulevard Bridge over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
10.202 16.419 SR A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Google (7 February 2013). "Florida 838" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (US 1) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 27 December 2011. p. 1 of 4. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ General Highway map of Broward County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (SR 838) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 22 December 2011. p. 1 of 2. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (SR 838) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 22 December 2011. p. 2 of 2. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (SR 838) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2013.