|From:||Crewe Hall (SJ722537)|
|To:||Marshfield Bank (SJ676555)|
|Via:||Hungerford Road, West Street|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A5020, A534, A5019, B5076, A5078, A530|
|Route outline (key)|
As you may know, the town of Crewe didn't exist 200 years ago. Then the railways came and the town grew in the parish of Monks Coppenhall, between what we now know as the A530 and the A534. The A532 links those two roads via the town centre.
The road used to start at the large modern roundabout junction with the A534 and B5077 on the eastern edge of the town, close to the village from which the town took its name. However, with the building of the A5020 Crewe Green Link south from this roundabout, the A532 was rerouted onto the old A5020 Weston Road, crossing the A534 at a roundabout adjacent to the railway station.
It continues north along Macon Way to meet its original route, Hungerford Road, where it turns left at a roundabout and crosses two railway lines before reaching the town centre and a junction with the A5019. These days the road is here deflected north for 300 metres along a relief road called Vernon Way (which continues as the B5076) before turning west again along West Street.
Before the next railway bridge (and the Rolls Royce works) we meet the A5078, a very recent addition to that road, built across the site of the old railway works. The A532 (now called Coppenhall Lane) ends in the pleasant district of Woolstanwood on the western edge of town, at a roundabout on the Middlewich Road.