Virginia State Route 238

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State Route 238 marker

State Route 238
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length 7.75 mi[1] (12.47 km)
Existed 1940 – present
Major junctions
West end US 60 in Newport News

I-64 in Newport News
SR 143 in Newport News

US 17 near Yorktown
East end USCG Training Center near Yorktown
Counties City of Newport News, York
Highway system
SR 237 SR 239

State Route 238 (SR 238) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 7.75 miles (12.47 km) from U.S. Route 60 (US 60) in Newport News east to United States Coast Guard Training Center – Yorktown near Yorktown. SR 238 connects Interstate 64 (I-64) with Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, the Yorktown portion of Colonial National Historical Park, and the Coast Guard training center. The majority of SR 238 is part of the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

Route description[edit]

View east at the west end of SR 238

SR 238 begins at an oblique intersection with US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) in the Lee Hall area of the independent city of Newport News. The state highway heads north as two-lane Yorktown Road and immediately has a grade crossing of CSX's Peninsula Subdivision. SR 238 passes the Lee Hall Mansion before expanded to a four-lane divided highway through its partial diamond interchange with I-64. The interchange provides access to and from the direction of Norfolk; access to I-64 in the direction of Richmond is provided by SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue) at the next intersection. SR 238 continues north as a two-lane road whose name changes to Old Williamsburg Road on entering York County. The state highway gradually curves to the east as it follows the edge of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, whose main entrance is in the community of Lackey.[1][2]

East of Lackey, SR 238 enters Colonial National Historical Park, where the highway passes through a forested area with scattered residential subdivisions. The state highway turns southeast onto Goosley Road while Old Williamsburg Road continues to the center of Yorktown. SR 238 intersects US 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) before turning north onto Cook Road, then east on Moore House Road within a large field that was the site of fighting in the Revolutionary War Siege of Yorktown. Moore House Road heads west into the center of Yorktown and provides access to Colonial Parkway. SR 238 follows Moore House Road parallel to the York River, then veers inland along Ballard Street while Moore House Road continues straight into a residential neighborhood. SR 238 reaches its eastern terminus just beyond Nelson Road at the entrance to United States Coast Guard Training Center – Yorktown.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
City of Newport News 0.00 0.00 US 60 (Warwick Boulevard)
0.94 1.51 I-64 east – Hampton, Norfolk I-64 exit 247
1.12 1.80 SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue) to I-64 west
York SR 1020 east (Old Williamsburg Road) – Yorktown, Waterfront, Colonial Parkway, Yorktown Victory Center former SR 238 east
5.62 9.04 US 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) – Gloucester, Newport News, Colonial Parkway, Historic Yorktown
Yorktown Ballard Street - Yorktown, Battlefield Visitor Center, Waterfront former SR 238 west
7.75 12.47 Training Center Yorktown
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b Google (2011-12-12). "Virginia State Route 238" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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