Welsh Road, Bustleton Avenue, Bustleton Pike, Bridgetown Pike, Buck Road, Newtown Bypass, Washington Crossing Road

Southern Terminus:
Roosevelt Boulevard (US 1) in Philadelphia
Northern Terminus:
River Road (PA 32) in Washington Crossing
17.68 miles
Philadelphia, Bucks

PA 532 is a north/south route in Philadelphia and its suburbs. Welsh Road begins at Frankford Road (US 13) in Philadelphia and runs north as a local street to Roosevelt Boulevard (US 1), where it takes on the PA 523 designation. It runs northwest for about half a mile and then turns north onto Bustleton Avenue, which it follows out of Philadelphia, changing names to become Bustleton Pike at the city line.

Bustleton Pike crosses the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), although there is no interchange. A few blocks north of the turnpike, Bustleton Pike splits off to become a local street. PA 532 is known as Bridgetown Pike for two blocks and then turns north onto Buck Road, while Bridgetown Pike continues to the northeast as PA 213. In Newtown, Buck Road ends at Newtown Bypass, a semicircular road around the center of the town. PA 532 follows Newtown Bypass, multiplexed for much of the way with PA 332 and PA 413. At the end of Newtown Bypass, PA 523 turns north again onto Washington Crossing Road, which it follows to Washington Crossing. There, it ends at River Road (PA 532) across from the Washington Crossing Bridge.

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