Minnesota State Highway 238

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Trunk Highway 238 marker

Trunk Highway 238
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(169)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 34.709 mi[2] (55.859 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-94.svg I-94 at Albany
North end: MN-27.svg MN-28.svg MN 27 / MN 28 near Little Falls
Location
Counties: Stearns, Morrison
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 237 MN 241

Minnesota State Highway 238 (MN 238) is a highway in central Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with Interstate 94 and Stearns County Road 10 in Albany and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highways 27 / 28 near Little Falls.

Highway 238 is 35 miles (56 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 238 serves as a north–south route in central Minnesota between the cities of Albany and Little Falls.

Highway 238 changes direction to east–west in Upsala and continues as east–west for 8 miles before returning again to a north–south direction near Bowlus for the remainder of its route towards Little Falls.

The highway is officially marked as a north–south route by its highway shields from beginning to end.

In the city of Albany, Highway 238 follows 8th Street South, Railroad Avenue, and 1st Street. Railroad Avenue was the alignment of old U.S. Highway 52 until I-94 was constructed.

The route passes around the east side of North Lake in Albany.

Highway 238 is also known as Main Street in Upsala.

The route is legally defined as Route 238 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 238 was authorized on July 1, 1949.[1]

At the time it was marked, the highway was paved between Elmdale and Bowlus and a small section at its northern end.[4] The segment between Upsala and the Morrison-Stearns county line was paved in 1953.[5][6] In 1954 or 1955, it was paved from that point south to its terminus at then-U.S. 52.[7] The final remaining segment north of Bowlus was paved in 1957.[8][9]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Stearns Albany 0.000–
0.122
0.000–
0.196
I-94, CR 10 south Interchange
Albany Township 5.039 8.109 CR 39
Krain Township 9.384 15.102 CR 17
Morrison Upsala 15.610 25.122 CR 19 (1st Avenue)
Elmdale 19.882 31.997 CR-1.png CR 1 (Dove Road)
21.872 35.200 CR 6 (90th Avenue)
Two Rivers Township 24.973 40.190 CR 24 (120th Avenue)
Pike Creek Township 34.867 56.113 MN 27 / MN 28
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapter 663-H.F. No. 1792", Session Laws of Minnesota for 1949, Earl L. Berg, Commissioner of Administration, pp. 1177–1185 
  2. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Minnesota 1950 Official Highway Map (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1950. § H14-H15. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ 1953 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1953. § G13. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ 1954 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1954. § G13. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ 1956 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1956. § G13. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ 1958 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1958. § G13. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ 1958 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1958. § G13. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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