Pennsylvania Highways
PA 501 - PA 550

PA 501 Southern Terminus: US 30/US 222 in Lancaster.
Northern Terminus: PA 895 in Marstown.
Length: 38 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Lititz Pike, Broad Street, Furnace Hills Pike, Lancaster Street, Carpenter Street, College Street, Bethel Mountain Road, and Lancaster Avenue
SR Designations: SR 0501
SR 0419:  Schaefferstown
Counties: Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, and Schuylkill
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes:
PA 722:  Neffsville
PA 772:  Lititz
PA 419:  Schaefferstown
PA 897:  Schaefferstown
Former Designation: PA 243  (1928 - 1946):  Myerstown to Bethel
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1936, the northern terminus was moved from Brickerville to Myerstown.  In 1946, the northern terminus was moved from US 422 in Myerstown to US 22 in Bethel.

In 1952, the southern terminus was moved from PA 72 at Prince Street via Liberty Street and Lititz Avenue to its current location.  In 1962, the northern terminus was moved from US 22 in Bethel to its current location.

In November 2000, PennDOT began studying an effective bypass of Schaefferstown by initiating preliminary engineering and environmental studies.  Since the 1970s, residents have demanded a bypass be built to take the strain of vehicles passing through the borough off the streets.  In 2009, PennDOT requested approval to condemn 5.8 acres of Leon Kline's farm, but the Agricultural Lands Condemnation Approval Board denied the request.  The state appealed to the Commonwealth Court, which concurred with PennDOT argument there was no feasible alternative on September 1, 2010.  Another property that was in the right-of-way was a house at the intersection of PA 419, PA 501, and PA 897 which was moved on June 8, 2011.  The house was spun around and moved back 50 feet into a field, and the moving costs were paid for by the homeowner.  The $7.9 million project officially came to an end on September 9, 2013 when the new alignment opened to traffic.

Links: PA 501 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 501 - Adam Prince

PA 502 Western Terminus: US 11 in Moosic.
Eastern Terminus: PA 435 in Daleville.
Length: 14 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Spring Brook Avenue
SR Designation: SR 0502
Counties: Lackawanna and Luzerne
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.
Links: PA 502 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 502 - Adam Prince

PA 503 Southern Terminus: PA 130/PA 993 in Turtle Creek.
Northern Terminus: PA 80 in Universal.
Length: 6 miles
Names: Thompson Run Road and Main Street
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1941, the route was improved from Rodi Road to Universal.

PA 504 Western Terminus: US 322 in Philipsburg.
Eastern Terminus: PA 144 in Wingate.
Length: 24 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Presque Isle Street, 15th Street, Rattlesnake Pike, Allegheny Street, and Appalachian Thruway
SR Designation: SR 0504
County: Centre
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: Alternate US 220:  Unionville to Wingate
Former Designations: PA 64  (1927 - 1928):  Center Street to 15th Street 
PA 64  (1927 - 1946):  Unionville to Wingate
PA 350  (1928 - 1933):  Center Street to 15th Street
US 220  (1946 - 2002):  Unionville to Wingate
History: Originally signed from the Susquehanna Trail to Turbotville from 1928 to 1936.  In 1929, the route was paved.

Signed in the current location in 1941.

In 2004, the eastern terminus was moved from Unionville to Wingate.

Links: PA 504 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 504 - Adam Prince

PA 505 Southern Terminus: PA 97 in Millcreek.
Northern Terminus: US 20 in Erie.
Length: 3 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Perry Highway and Glenwood Park Avenue
SR Designation: SR 0505
County: Erie
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 5  (1925 - 1930)
PA 7  (1925 - 1930)
US 6  (1926 - 1932)
History:

Originally signed on the current PA 97 alignment between the intersection with that route to Erie from 1928 until 1932.  In 1931, the route was under construction from US 6 to Erie.

Signed on its current alignment in 1932.

Links: PA 505 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 505 - Adam Prince

PA 506

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 507 Southern Terminus: I-380 at Exit 13 three miles west of Gouldsboro.
Northern Terminus: US 6 one mile east of Wilsonville.
Length: 21 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Main Street, Wallenpaupack Road, and Mill Creek Road
SR Designations: SR 0507
SR 0191:  Haags Mill to one-half mile north of Newfoundland
Counties: Monroe, Wayne, and Pike
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 191:  Haags Mill to one-half mile north of Newfoundland
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1929, the section from Hags Mills to Greentown was paved.  In 1930, the route was paved from Shiny Mountain Road to US 6.  The route was paved from Burns Hill Road to Shiny Mountain Road in 1932.
Links: PA 507 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 507 - Adam Prince

PA 508

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 509

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 510

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 511

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 512 Southern Terminus: US 22 in Bethlehem.
Northern Terminus: PA 611 in Mount Bethel.
Length: 25 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Bath Pike, Beth Bath Pike, Walnut Street, Moorestown Road, Lehigh Avenue, Broadway Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Blue Valley Drive, Main Street, Market Street, Washington Avenue, Central Avenue, and Mount Bethel Highway
SR Designation: SR 0512
County: Northampton
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 7  (1925 - 1930):  Bangor to Mount Bethel
US 611  (1926 - 1933):  Bangor to Mount Bethel
PA 202  (1928 - 1932):  Wind Gap to Bangor
PA 702  (1932 - 1946):  Wind Gap to Bangor
PA 712  (1933 - 1946):  Bangor to Mount Bethel
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the route was paved from Hecktown to PA 45.  In 1932, the route was paved from PA 45 to PA 12.

In 1940, the route was moved onto its current alignment from Bethlehem to Moorestown and the southern terminus moved from Newburg to Bethlehem.

In 1971, the northern terminus was moved from PA 115 in Wind Gap to its current location.  In 1974, the southern terminus was moved from Elizabeth Avenue in Bethlehem to its current location.

A median was installed in 1993 from US 22 to Hanoverville Road.

Links: PA 512 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 512 - Adam Prince

PA 513 Southern Terminus: US 13 in Bensalem.
Northern Terminus: Business US 1/PA 413 in Penndel.
Length: 7 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Hulmeville Road and Bellevue Avenue
SR Designation: SR 0513
County: Bucks
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1929 it was paved from Galloway Road to Hulmeville.
Links: PA 513 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 513 - Adam Prince

PA 514 Western Terminus: PA 14 three miles south of Troy.
Eastern Terminus: PA 414 in West Franklin.
Length: 11 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Granville Road
SR Designation: SR 0514
County: Bradford
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the route was paved from PA 14 to Granville Center.  In 1934, the section from Spencer Hill Road to West Franklin was under construction and opened the following year.
Links: PA 514 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 514 - Adam Prince

PA 515 Southern Terminus: PA 415 one-half mile north of Idletown.
Northern Terminus: PA 415 in Harveys Lake.
Length: 4 miles
Name: None
County: Luzerne
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: PA 415
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 516 Southern Terminus: Maryland state line three miles south of Sticks.
Northern Terminus: PA 116 in Spring Grove.
Length: 12 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Linesboro Road, Jefferson Road, Baltimore Street, and Berlin Street
SR Designation: SR 0516
County: York
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1930.  In 1936, the southern terminus was moved from PA 216 to New Freedom.

In 1959, the route from the Maryland state line to Sticks was completed and the designation moved onto that part in 1966.  When this happened, the southern terminus was moved from New Freedom.

Links: PA 516 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 516 - Adam Prince

PA 517

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 518 Southern Terminus: PA 18 in Bobbys Corners. 
Northern Terminus: PA 18 in Lamonts Corners.
Length: 8 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Longview Road, New Castle Avenue, State Street, Sharpsville Avenue, Hall Avenue, Ridge Avenue, Main Street, and Walnut Street
SR Designation: SR 0518
County: Mercer
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: Business US 62:  Wengler Avenue to North Sharpsville Avenue
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.
Links: PA 518 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 518 - Adam Prince

PA 519 Southern Terminus: US 40 in Glyde.
Northern Terminus: PA 50 in Hickory.
Length: 19 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Chartiers Creek Road, Eighty Four Road, Hill Church Road, Houston Road, Main Street, Pike Street, Western Avenue, and Western Road
SR Designation: SR 0519
County: Washington
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
BicyclePA Route A BicyclePA Route: US 40 to Houston
BicyclePA Route S BicyclePA Route: SR 1055 to Houston
History: Signed in 1936.  Until 1941, the northern terminus was PA 51/PA 88 at the Liberty Tunnels in Pittsburgh via Washington Road and West Liberty Avenue.  Its southern terminus was US 19 in Morganza.  That year it flipped routes with US 19 to travel between Canonsburg and Bridgeville, and what is now PA 50 between Bridgeville and Crafton. 

In 1947, the southern terminus was moved from Morganza to its current location.  In 1954, the northern terminus was moved from Crafton via Noblestown Road to Bridgeville at PA 50.  In 1972, it would be moved yet again, that time to its current location.

Links: PA 519 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 519 - Adam Prince

PA 520 Southern Terminus: PA 352 in Chester.
Northern Terminus: US 13 in Darby.
Length: 7 miles
Names: 22nd Street and MacDade Boulevard
County: Delaware
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: Bypass US 13
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 521

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 522

NEVER ASSIGNED
SR 0522 is currently assigned to US 522.

PA 523 Southern Terminus: US 40 in Addison.
Northern Terminus: PA 281 in Confluence.
Length: 8 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Listonburg Road and Oden Street
SR Designation: SR 0523
County: Somerset
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designation: PA 53  (1928 - 1970)
Path of Progress Path of Progress: PA 281 to US 40 in Addison
History: Signed in 1970.
Links: PA 523 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 523 - Adam Prince

PA 524 Western Terminus: PA 407 in Carpenter Town.
Eastern Terminus: PA 438 in Scott.
Length: 5 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Kennedy Creek Road
SR Designation: SR 0524
County: Lackawanna
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designation: PA 347  (1928 - 1961):  Carpenter Town to one mile east of Craig
History: Signed in 1961.
Links: PA 524 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 524 - Adam Prince

PA 525

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 526

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 527 Western Terminus: McArthur Run Road one mile east of West Hickory.
Eastern Terminus: PA 127 in West Hickory.
Length: 1 mile
Name: Preacher Road
County: Forest
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: From 1928 to 1930, the route was signed from current SR 4001 to Fugle Farm Road in Forest County.  Signed in the above location in 1930.

PA 528 Southern Terminus: US 19 three miles south of Zelienople.
Northern Terminus: PA 8 in Stone House.
Length: 22 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Franklin Street and Arbor Road
SR Designations: SR 0528
SR 0068:  Evans City
County: Butler
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 68:  Evans City
Former Designations: None
Washington's Trail Washington's Trail: Evans City to PA 8
History: Signed in 1936.  In 1941, the northern terminus was moved from PA 8 in Adams Corners to its current location.  In 1970, the southern terminus was moved from US 19 in Ogle to its current location.
Links: PA 528 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 528 - Adam Prince

PA 529 Southern Terminus: PA 29 in Exeter.
Northern Terminus: PA 92 in West Pittston.
Length: 1 mile
Name: Tunkhannock Avenue
County: Luzerne
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1933
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 530

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 531 Southern Terminus: PA 430 in Owens Corners.
Northern Terminus: US 20 in Harborcreek.
Length: 4 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Depot Road
SR Designation: SR 0531
County: Erie
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1962.
Links: PA 531 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 531 - Adam Prince

PA 532 Southern Terminus: US 1 in Philadelphia.
Northern Terminus: PA 32 in Washington Crossing.
Length: 19 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Welsh Road, Bustleton Pike, Buck Road, Bustleton Avenue, Durham Road, and Washington Crossing Road
SR Designations: SR 0532
SR 0332:  Newtown
SR 0413:  Newtown
Counties: Philadelphia and Bucks
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: PA 332:  Newtown
PA 413:  Newtown
Former Designation: PA 632  (1928 - 1946):  Newtown to Washington Crossing
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1946, the northern terminus was moved from Yardley to Washington Crossing.

In 1975, construction began on the Newtown Bypass and opened in 1977.

Links: PA 532 Junction List - Tim Reichard
PA 532 Pictures - Steve Alpert
Terminus of PA 532 - Adam Prince

PA 533 Western Terminus: SR 4004 in Upper Strausburg.
Eastern Terminus: PA 233 in Newville.
Length: 22 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Orrstown Road, Morris Street, Newville Road, Shippensburg Road, and Fairfield Street
SR Designations: SR 0533
SR 0011:  Shippensburg
Counties: Franklin and Cumberland
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: US 11:  Shippensburg
PA 696:  Shippensburg
Former Designations: PA 333  (1928 - 1930):  Upper Strausburg to Pleasant Hall
PA 633  (1930 - 1936):  Upper Strausburg to Pleasant Hall
History: Signed in 1930.  In 1936, the western terminus was moved from Pleasant Hall to its current location, and the eastern terminus was moved from Shippensburg to its current location.
Links: PA 533 Junction List - Timothy Reichard
Terminus of PA 533 - Adam Prince

PA 534 Western Terminus: PA 940 in East Side.
Eastern Terminus: US 209 in Kresgeville.
Length: 23 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Tannery Road
SR Designation: SR 0534
Counties: Monroe and Carbon
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
BicyclePA Route L BicyclePA Route: Lehigh Tannery to PA 903
BicyclePA Route V BicyclePA Route: Lehigh Tannery to US 209
History: Signed in 1964.
Links: PA 534 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 534 - Adam Prince

PA 535 Southern Terminus: PA 75 one mile north of Spruce Hill.
Northern Terminus: PA 35 in Nook.
Length: 6 miles
Names: Groninger Road and Nook Road
County: Juniata
Expressway: None
Former Designation: PA 35  (1928 - 1929):  Doyles Mills to Okeson
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1929, the northern terminus was moved out of Doyles Mills to Nook.  Also that year, the alignment from Doyles Mills to Nook was completed..  In 1932, the route was paved.

PA 536 Western Terminus: PA 28 in Mayport.
Eastern Terminus: PA 36 one mile east of Frostburg.
Length: 16 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Payne Street and Mayport Road
SR Designation: SR 0536
Counties: Clarion, Armstrong, and Jefferson
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  That same year, the route was under construction from Ringgold to Dora Road and completed the following year.

In 1930, the route was paved from Dora Road to Grange.  In 1932, the route from Mayport to Ringgold was paved.  In 1936, the section from PA 28 to Mayport was paved.

Links: PA 536 Junction List - Tim Reichard
PA 536 Pictures (Jefferson County) - Doug Lowmaster
Terminus of PA 536 - Adam Prince

PA 537

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 538

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 539 Southern Terminus: PA 254 in Benton.
Northern Terminus: PA 42 in North Mountain.
Length: 11 miles
Name: None
Counties: Columbia and Lycoming
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1966
Replaced By: PA 239
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.

PA 540

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 541 Southern Terminus: Pine Street in Steelton.
Northern Terminus: PA 14 at Derry Street in Harrisburg.
Length: 2 miles
Names: Harrisburg Street and 19th Street
County: Dauphin
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1955
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 542 Southern Terminus: PA 44 in Exchange.
Northern Terminus: PA 442 in Opp.
Length: 5 miles
Names: Fox Hollow Road and Exchange Road
Counties: Montour and Lycoming
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1935, the section from Exchange to the Lycoming County line was paved.

PA 543 Southern Terminus: PA 14 at Derry Street in Paxtang
Northern Terminus: PA 39 in Beaufort Farms.
Length: 5 miles
Names: Paxtang Avenue, South Progress Avenue, and North Progress Avenue
County: Dauphin
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1955
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1929, the route was under construction from Paxtang to Progress and completed the following year.  In 1952, the northern terminus was moved from Progress to Beaufort Farms.

PA 544

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 545 Southern Terminus: US 22 in Huntingdon.
Northern Terminus: PA 550 in Bellefonte.
Length: 40 miles
Name: None
Counties: Huntingdon and Centre
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1963
Replaced By: PA 26:  Huntingdon to Dale Summit
PA 150:  Dale Summit to PA 550
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1931, the section from Center Union to Miller Township line was under construction, the following year that was completed as well as paving from there to Ennisville and from McAlveys Fort  to Pine Grove Mills.

The northern terminus was moved from Pine Grove Mills to Bellefonte in 1941.  The route was paved from Rishel Hill Road to PA 550 in 1946.


PA 546 Southern Terminus: PA 346 in Duke Center.
Northern Terminus: New York state line four miles north of Duke Center.
Length: 4 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Main Street
SR Designation: SR 0546
County: McKean
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  Also that year, it was under construction from Duke Center to two miles north of the borough.  That section finished the following year.  It was paved from that point north to the New York state line in 1930.
Links: PA 546 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 546 - Adam Prince

PA 547 Western Terminus: US 11 in Kingsley.
Eastern Terminus: PA 492 in Steinbachs Corners.
Length: 11 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Senator Ed Jones Highway, Main Street, and Fair Hill Road
SR Designation: SR 0547
County: Susquehanna
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the designation was moved off Potter Road between Brooklyn and Kingsley to PA 167 north of Smiths Corners.

In 1955, the western terminus was moved to PA 167 from Kingsley.  In 1956, the western terminus was moved from PA 167 via Main Albert Mountain Road.

Links: PA 547 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 547 - Adam Prince

PA 548

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 549 Southern Terminus: US 6 two miles east of Mansfield.
Northern Terminus: PA 328 one-half mile south of the New York state line.
Length: 19 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Roseville Road and Main Street
SR Designation: SR 0549
Counties: Tioga and Bradford
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 826  (1928 - 1941):  PA 328 to the New York state line
PA 84  (1946 - 1961):  PA 328 to the New York state line
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1941, the northern terminus was moved to the New York state line.  The northern terminus was moved from the New York state line to its current location in 1946; however, six years later it would return to the border.  

In 1961, the northern terminus was moved back again to the border.

Links: PA 549 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 549 - Adam Prince

PA 550 Southern Terminus: PA 453 in Neilmont.
Northern Terminus: PA 64 in Zion.
Length: 36 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Pennington Road, Halfmoon Valley Road, Centre Line Road, Buffalo Run Road, Water Street, High Street, Bishop Street, and Zion Road
SR Designations: SR 0550
SR 0150:  Bush Addition to Bellefonte
SR 0144:  Bellefonte
Counties: Blair, Huntingdon, and Centre
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: Truck PA 45:  PA 453 to Warriors Mark
PA 150:  Bush Addition to Bellefonte
PA 144:  Bellefonte
Former Designations: PA 46  (1927 - 1928):  Tyrone to Warriors Mark
PA 44  (1927 - 1928):  Bellefonte to Zion
US 220  (1926 - 1946):  Bellefonte to Zion
BicyclePA Route V BicyclePA Route: Bellefonte to Zion
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1929, the route was under construction from the current PA 45 alignment to Stiver Road and completed the following year.
Links: PA 550 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 550 - Adam Prince

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Page updated January 05, 2014.
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Path of Progress and Washington's Trail shields courtesy of Bruce Cridlebaugh.
Information courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Rand McNally, AAA, Harrisburg Patriot-News, WGAL-TV Lancaster, Adam Prince, and Tim Reichard.