Pennsylvania Route 238

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PA Route 238 marker

PA Route 238
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT and West Manchester Township
Length: 5.396 mi[1] (8.684 km)
Existed: 1961 – present
Major junctions
West end: PA 74 in Shiloh
  I-83 in Emigsville
East end: PA 181 in Emigsville
Location
Counties: York
Highway system
PA 237 PA 239

Pennsylvania Route 238 (PA 238) is a state highway located entirely in York County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at Pennsylvania Route 74 in Shiloh. The eastern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 181 in Emigsville. PA 238 is a two-lane undivided road passing through suburban and rural areas to the northwest of York. The route has an interchange with Interstate 83 (I-83) at exit 24 in Emigsville. The road between Shiloh and Emigsville was paved in the 1930s. PA 238 was assigned to its current alignment in the 1960s.

Route description[edit]

PA 238 begins at an intersection with PA 74 in the community of Shiloh in West Manchester Township, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Church Road past homes. The road crosses into Manchester Township at the Roosevelt Avenue intersection, passing through a mix of farmland and housing developments, passing through Foustown. Farther northeast, the route passes through Roundtown prior to turning east onto Farmtrail Road. At this point, PA 238 passes commercial development and becomes Church Road again before reaching an interchange with I-83. After this interchange, the route continues past distribution centers to its eastern terminus at PA 181 in the community of Emigsville.[2][3]

History[edit]

When routes were first legislated in Pennsylvania in 1911, the present-day alignment of PA 238 was not assigned a number.[4] By 1926, the current route was an unnumbered, unpaved road.[5] The present-day route was paved in the 1930s.[6] PA 238 was designated in the 1960s to follow its current alignment between PA 74 in Shiloh and PA 181 in Emigsville, with an interchange at I-83 to the west of Emigsville.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in York County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
West Manchester Township 0.000 0.000 PA 74 (Carlisle Road)
Manchester Township 4.585 7.379 I-83 – York, Harrisburg Exit 24 (I-83)
5.396 8.684 PA 181 (George Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (February 23, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 238" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ York County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Map of the Public Roads in York County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1926. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Official Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1970. Retrieved December 17, 2014.