- Southern Terminus:
- Main Street (CR 114) in Poughkeepsie
- Northern Terminus:
- Railroad underpass in Arlington
- 1.14 miles
CR 38 is a short north/south route in Poughkeepsie and Arlington. It begins just west of the point where Dutchess Turnpike (US 44) and Freedom Plains Road (NY 55) merge together to form a pair of parallel one-way streets. It begins between the northbound and southbound lanes of US 44/NY 55, at the end of the ramp from Dutchess Turnpike (US 44) to Main Street (CR 114). It runs north for a little over a mile, known at first as Taft Avenue and then as Van Wagner Road. CR 38 ends at a one-lane railroad underpass. Van Wagner Road continues north as a local street.