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U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina

U.S. Route 25 (US 25) is a U.S. Highway that travels from Brunswick, Georgia to the Kentucky-Ohio state line, where Covington, Kentucky meets Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River. In the U.S. state of South Carolina, it begins as a 140.4-mile-long (226.0 km) highway that travels south to north in the western part of the state, serving the northern part of the Augusta metropolitan area, Greenwood, and Greenville on its path from North Augusta to North Carolina in the Saluda Mountains, near Travelers Rest.

U.S. Route 25 marker

U.S. Route 25
Route of US 25 in South Carolina highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length140.6 mi[1] (226.3 km)
Existed1927–present
Major junctions
South end US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 at the GA state line near North Augusta
 
North end US 25 at the NC line near Travelers Rest
Location
CountiesAiken, Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, Laurens, Greenville
Highway system
SC 24I-26

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

ADHS corridor WEdit

US 25, from I-85 to the North Carolina state line, is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which is part of Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Of the 30.7-mile (49.4 km) section of US 25, only 22.9-mile (36.9 km) was authorized for ADHS funding. In the 2013 fiscal year, South Carolina completed Corridor W and also became the first state to complete its entire ADHS miles among all 13 Appalachian states.[2] The entire section of US 25 along Corridor W boasts a four-to-six-lane limited-access road, with interchanges at major intersections.

HistoryEdit

Established in 1927 as an original US highway, it was assigned to the entirety of SC 21, which was removed the following year. Traveling closely as it does today, it went from North Augusta to Travelers Rest, connecting the cities and towns of Edgefield, Greenwood, Ware Shoals, and Greenville.

In 1937, US 25 was rerouted in Greenville, moving onto College Avenue from Main Street to Buncombe Street. By 1961, US 25 was moved onto a new bypass east of North Augusta, leaving US 25 Bus. In 1963, Ware Shoals was bypassed east, leaving another US 25 Bus. In 1964, US 25 was rerouted onto new primary routing east of Travelers Rest, leaving Main Street to US 276 and Poinsett Highway downgraded to secondary (today now an unsigned US 25 Conn).[3][4]

By 1969, US 25 was rerouted onto a western bypass of Greenville, replacing SC 250; the old alignment was replaced by US 25 Bus. Also in same year, US 25 was given its current eastern bypass around Greenwood, leaving US 25 Bus along its old alignment along Main and Montague Streets. In 1973, US 25 was rerouted in northern Greenville County onto new modern ascent along the Saluda Mountains; the old route was downgraded to secondary (Old Highway 25 - S-23-969).[4][5]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
AikenNorth Augusta0.00.0       US 1 south / US 25 south / US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 10 west / SR 121 south – AugustaContinuation from Georgia over the Savannah River
0.20.325th Street Bridge / River North Drive
0.71.1    US 1 north / US 78 east / US 278 east – AikenNorth end of US 1 and east end of US 78/US 278 overlap
1.62.6   SC 125 / SC 230 (Atomic Road) – North Augusta, Savannah River SiteSouth end of SC 230 overlap
2.13.4  SC 230 north (Martintown Road) – Lake ThurmondNorth end of SC 230 overlap
3.86.1 
  US 25 Bus. south (Georgia Avenue) – Augusta
4.87.7  SC 126 east (Belvedere Clearwater Road) – Clearwater
6.410.3  To I-520I-520 exit 22.
7.211.6  I-20 – Columbia, AtlantaI-20 exit 5.
EdgefieldTrenton20.432.8   SC 19 south / SC 121 north – Aiken, JohnstonNorth end of SC 121 overlap
Edgefield26.142.0  SC 23 east (Columbia Road) – JohnstonEast end of SC 23 overlap
26.542.6  SC 23 west (Main Street) – ModocWest end of SC 23 overlap
27.644.4  SC 430 – Saluda, Johnston
30.749.4  SC 283 west – Plum Branch
38.662.1  US 378 – Saluda, McCormick
McCormick
No major junctions
Greenwood53.786.4  US 178 east – ColumbiaEast end of US 178 overlap
54.988.4  SC 67 south (Callison Highway) – Callison
55.489.2  SC 225 north – Abbeville
Greenwood56.691.1     
    US 221 south / US 25 Bus. north / US 178 Bus. west – McCormick
South end of US 221 overlap
57.792.9  SC 34 north (Ninety Six Highway) – Ninety Six
61.398.7     
    US 221 north / SC 72 east / SC 72 Bus. west (Reynolds Avenue) – Laurens, Clinton
North end of US 221 and east end of SC 72 overlap
62.9101.2  SC 254 (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
63.5102.2     
    US 25 Bus. south / US 178 Bus. east / SC 72 west – Abbeville
West end of SC 72 overlap
Hodges69.5111.8   US 178 west (Moorefield Street) to SC 185 – Anderson, Due WestWest end of US 178 overlap
70.3113.1  SC 246 (Emerson Street) – Cokesbury, Hodges
71.1114.4  SC 254 south (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
Ware Shoals76.6123.3 
  US 25 Bus. north (Greenwood Avenue) – Ware Shoals
Laurens78.1125.7Power House Road
80.0128.7  
   US 25 Bus. south / SC 252 – Ware Shoals, Laurens
Princeton86.4139.0  US 76 east – LaurensEast end of US 76 overlap
Greenville87.6141.0  US 76 west (Princeton Highway) – Honea PathWest end of US 76 overlap
Ware Place97.3156.6  SC 247 south (Cooley Bridge Road) – Belton
97.4156.8   SC 8 west (Pelzer Highway) / SC 418 east (Old Hundred Road) – Pelzer, Fountain Inn
Canterbury102.4164.8  SC 86 west (Bessie Road) – Piedmont
104.2167.7 
  I-185 (Southern Connector) – Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenville, Atlanta
I-185 exit 7.
107.6173.2  SC 291 north (Augusta Highway) – Greenville
110.0177.0  I-85 – Spartanburg, Atlanta
Gantt110.7178.2    SC 20 (Piedmont Highway) to I-185 north to US 29 north – Greenville, PiedmontI-185 exit 16 southbound.
111.0178.6   I-185 south / US 29 south – AtlantaI-185 exit 15 northbound.
112.2180.6  SC 81 (Anderson Road) – Greenville, Anderson
113.5182.7  US 123 (New Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley, Clemson
114.7184.6  SC 124 (Old Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley
115.1185.2  SC 253 (Blue Ridge Drive) – Greer, Easley
118.2190.2  SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) – Greenville, Pickens
Travelers Rest122.6197.3  US 276 east (Poinsett Highway) – GreenvilleEast end of US 276 overlap; no northbound exit, southbound left exit
123.2198.3  US 276 west (Main Street) – Cleveland, Caesars Head, BrevardWest end of US 276 overlap; northbound left exit
124.8200.8  
   US 25 Conn. south / US 276 Conn. west (Poinsett Highway) – Travelers Rest
Unsigned connector route
129.1207.8  SC 290 east (Locust Hill Road) – Greer
129.9209.1  SC 414 west (Bates Crossing Road)West end of SC 414 overlap
130.0209.2  SC 414 east – TigervilleEast end of SC 414 overlap; to North Greenville University and Campbell's Covered Bridge
133.5214.8  SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Cleveland, Gowensville, Marietta
134.3216.1Old Highway 25 – Camp Old Indian, SaludaTo Poinsett Bridge
140.6226.3  US 25 north – Hendersonville, AshevilleContinuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (June 29, 2013). "U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Status of Corridors in South Carolina" (PDF). Appalachian Regional Commission. September 30, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1957. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. ^ a b General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1965. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1973. Retrieved April 7, 2014.

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