Pennsylvania Route 533

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PA Route 533 marker

PA Route 533
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 21.744 mi[1] (34.994 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 4004 (Mountain Road/Valley Road) in Letterkenny Township
  PA 997 in Pleasant Hall
PA 433 in Orrstown
US 11 / PA 696 in Shippensburg
East end: PA 233 in Newville
Counties: Franklin, Cumberland
Highway system
PA 532 PA 534
PA 632 PA-633 (1926).svg PA 639

Pennsylvania Route 533 (PA 533) is a 21.7-mile-long (34.9 km) state highway located in Franklin and Cumberland Counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at Mountain Road in Letterkenny Township. The eastern terminus is at PA 233 in Newville.

Route description[edit]

Franklin County[edit]

PA 533 begins at an intersection with SR 4004 (Mountain Road/Valley Road) in the community of Upper Strasburg in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, heading east on two-lane undivided Upper Strasburg Road. West of here, the road becomes Valley Road while Mountain Road heads to the north. The route runs east past homes before heading into open farmland with a few residences, forming the northern boundary of the Letterkenny Army Depot. In the community of Pleasant Hall, PA 533 crosses PA 997. Past this intersecyion, the route becomes Orrstown Road and heads away from the Letterkenny Army Depot, continuing through more agricultural areas with occasional homes. The road curves northeast and heads into Southampton Township and passes through more rural areas before entering Orrstown. Here, PA 533 is lined with homes and intersects PA 433. The route heads back into Southampton Township and runs through more farmland with a few residences, turning to the east. Farther east, the road heads into Shippensburg and becomes North Morris Street, passing several homes.[2][3]

Cumberland County[edit]

PA 533 becomes the border between Cumberland County to the north and Franklin County to the south and runs through more residential areas of Shippensburg, intersecting US 11. At this point, the route turns northeast to form a concurrency with US 11 on West King Street, fully entering Cumberland County. The road heads into the commercial downtown, reaching an intersection with PA 696. Here, PA 696 joins US 11/PA 533 and runs through more of the downtown. PA 696 splits to the north and US 11/PA 533 becomes East King Street, leaving the downtown and heading into more residential areas. Upon intersecting the western terminus of PA 174, the road heads into Shippensburg Township and passes a few businesses before heading into a mix of farmland and woodland with a few homes. US 11/PA 533 continues into Southampton Township and becomes Ritner Highway. PA 533 splits from US 11 by heading northwest onto Newville Road. The route curves to the northeast and runs through open agricultural areas with some residences and woods. The road passes to the east of a quarry before it continues into North Newton Township and continues through agricultural surroundings. At the Oakville Road junction, PA 533 becomes Shippensburg Road and runs through more rural areas. The road continues into Newville and becomes Fairfield Avenue, turning east into residential areas. PA 533 becomes Vine Street at the West Big Spring Avenue intersection and continues east to its terminus at PA 233.[2][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Franklin Letterkenny Township 0.000 0.000 SR 4004 (Mountain Road / Valley Road) – Roxbury
3.044 4.899 PA 997 (Cumberland Highway) – Chambersburg, Roxbury
Orrstown 5.725 9.213 PA 433 (Tanyard Hill Road / Rowe Run Road)
county line
Shippensburg 10.408 16.750 US 11 south (King Street) – Chambersburg West end of US 11 concurrency
Cumberland 10.631 17.109 PA 696 south (Fayette Street) to I-81 West end of PA 696 concurrency
10.852 17.465 PA 696 north (Earl Street) East end of PA 696 concurrency
Shippensburg Township
11.695 18.821 PA 174 east (Walnut Bottom Road) to I-81 Western terminus of PA 174
Southampton Township 13.090 21.066 US 11 north (Ritner Highway) – Carlisle East end of US 11 concurrency
Newville 21.744 34.994 PA 233 (High Street) – Doubling Gap, Pine Grove Furnace
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Google (June 9, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 533" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Franklin County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.