Florida State Road 438

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State Road 438

SR 438 in red, SR 437 in purple, former segments of SR 438 in grey
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length10.144 mi[1] (16.325 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 429 in Ocoee
Major intersections
East endRio Grande Avenue in Orlando
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 437 US 441
SR 436Florida 437.svg SR 438

State Road 438 (SR 438) is an east–west state highway in Orange County, Florida. Its western terminus is an interchange with State Road 429 (Western Beltway) in Ocoee and it runs east to Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando. The road formerly extended further west to CR 455 near Montverde and further east to U.S. Route 17 (US 17) and US 92 in Orlando, for a historic total mileage of 22.00 miles (35.41 km). The current route is truncated to 10.144 miles (16.325 km).

A 0.106-mile-long (0.171 km) segment of the road in Ocoee is also officially designated State Road 437 (SR 437).[2] A former segment of this state road is now designated County Road 437 (CR 437).

Route description

SR 438 officially begins in Winter Garden at an interchange with SR 429 (Western Expressway). The road formerly continued west, but this is not signed and the mileage has been removed from FDOT databases.

At Ocoee Apopka Road and HM Bowness Road, it supports the former northern terminus of SR 439 and the southern terminus SR 437. SR 438 runs concurrent with SR 437 for one block. Then at Silver Star Road, SR 437 ends (with CR 437 continuing north) and SR 438 turns to the east along Silver Star Road. It goes around Starke Lake. Leaving Ocoee, it next enters unincorporated Pine Hills. SR 438 is now six 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 six lanes again, it meets US 441, as it nears Interstate 4 (I-4). After splitting into a one-way pair along Princeton Avenue (eastbound) and Smith Street (westbound). The road's official eastern terminus is just west of Rio Grande Avenue.

The road becomes a one-way pair as it enters a historic district. Before Interstate 4, it intersects SR 424, a four lane alternate route of US 441. SR 438 is now four lanes wide and meets Interstate 4 as a diamond interchange. As it approaches the Orlando Science Center, it meets SR 527. SR 438 makes three bends to get to its eastern terminus, US 92/US 17 in Orlando.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Orange County.

SR 429 to Florida's Turnpike / Plant Road west – Tampa, Apopka
Exit 24 on SR 429 (Western Beltway); state highway formerly continued west
0.3990.642Bowness Road / Franklin StreetSouthern terminus of SR 437
CR 437 north (Ocoee-Apopka Road)
Northern terminus of SR 437
Pine Hills4.3837.054
CR 435 north (Apopka-Vineland Road)
Western terminus of CR 435 concurrency
CR 435 south (Hiawassee Road)
Eastern terminus of CR 435 concurrency
6.78410.918Pine Hills Road (CR 431)
SR 416 east (Silver Star Road)
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; western terminus of SR 416
9.28914.949 SR 423 (John Young Parkway)
US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) to I-4
Road is unsigned SR 500
10.14416.325Rio Grande Avenue / Princeton Street eastState highway formerly continued east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed December 2013
  2. ^ "Florida Department of Transportation Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 14, 2018.