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Oregon Route 238 is an Oregon state highway which runs between the cities of Grants Pass, Oregon and Medford, Oregon, and through the historic town of Jacksonville. It is known as the Jacksonville Highway No. 272 (see Oregon highways and routes), and is 39 miles (63 km) long. It lies in Jackson and Josephine County.

Oregon Route 238 marker

Oregon Route 238
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length38.93 mi (62.65 km)
Major junctions
West endUS 199.svg OR 99.svg US 199 and OR 99 in Grants Pass
East endOR 99.svg OR 62.svg OR 99 and OR 62 in Medford
Highway system
OR 237OR 240

Route descriptionEdit

OR 238 begins, at its western terminus, at an interchange with U.S. Route 199 and Oregon Route 99 in Grants Pass. The highway heads south from there, eventually turning to the southeast, skirting the southern edge of the Rogue Valley, and the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. It continues in a general southeasterly direction for quite a while, and then turns northeast towards Jacksonville. In Jacksonville, OR 238 is contiguous with W and E California St, then turns north at N 5th St. Approaching the western outskirts of Medford, the highway originally turned at W Main St and terminated at US Hwy 99. The new route does not turn east at W Main St, but continues north contiguous with Hanley Rd., then turns east at Rossanley Dr. When Rossanley Dr ends at Sage Rd, OR 238 continues northeast until it reaching its eastern terminus at an intersection with Oregon Route 99 (Court and Riverside St), which is also the western terminus of Oregon Route 62.

Intersections with other highwaysEdit

  • US 199 and OR 99 in Grants Pass
  • OR 99 and OR 62 in Jacksonville.
Sign showing start of Oregon 238 in Grants Pass.
This photo was taken on September 1, 2012 of the Applegate Bridge on west bound Oregon Highway 238.