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U.S. Route 76 (US 76) is an east–west U.S. highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Being one of the longest highways in the state, it connects the cities of Anderson, Columbia, Sumter and Florence.

U.S. Route 76 marker

U.S. Route 76
Route of US 76 in South Carolina highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length297.9 mi[1] (479.4 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 76 / SR 2 at the Georgia state line near Clayton
 
East end US 76 at the North Carolina state line near Fair Bluff, NC
Location
CountiesOconee, Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Richland, Lexington, Sumter, Lee, Florence, Marion, Horry
Highway system
SC 75I-77

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Route descriptionEdit

US 76 enters South Carolina across the Chattooga River, then continues southeast toward Westminster. This segment is a moderately windy two-lane road.[citation needed] In Westminster, it heads east toward Seneca and Clemson. From Clemson, the road heads southeast toward Anderson, intersecting Interstate 85 (I-85), then east toward the small towns of Belton and Honea Path. US 76 is a four-lane highway from Westminster to Anderson. In Anderson, the road widens to six lanes with a reversible turn lane. After a concurrency with US 178, the road narrows to five lanes, and, as it goes south towards downtown Anderson, it narrows againk to four. However, the sections around Seneca, Clemson, and Anderson are well developed with many traffic lights. It travels concurrent with US 123 from Westminster to Clemson, SC 28 from Seneca to Anderson, and US 178 from Anderson to Honea Path.

From Honea Path, the highway heads east to Laurens. This section is a rural two-lane road that is not frequently traveled.[citation needed] From Laurens, US 76 roughly parallels I-385 and I-26 as it heads to Columbia. US 76 provides local access to the communities of Laurens, Clinton, Newberry, Prosperity, Chapin, and the other smaller towns in the area. In Irmo, US 76 travels concurrent with US 176, then continues on to I-26, with which it travels concurrent. After the interchange with I-20, US 76 splits off from I-26 and continues into downtown Columbia concurrent with I-126.

In Columbia, US 76 follows Elmwood Avenue, Bull Street, Gervais Street, Millwood Avenue, and Devine Street, before heading east toward Sumter. The segment from Columbia to Sumter is a four-lane highway and US 76 is concurrent with US 378 from the intersection of Bull and Gervais near the University of South Carolina in Columbia all the way to Sumter. From Sumter, US 76 heads northeast to Florence. US  76 is the major road through Florence. It then continues east out of Florence to the small towns of Marion and Mullins, then into North Carolina. The highway is concurrent with US 301 from Florence to across the Pee Dee River.

HistoryEdit

Formerly, US 76 followed a longer route from Westminster to Pendleton. From Westminster, the old route followed S-37-13 through the Richland community, then its current alignment to SC 59 into downtown Seneca, then SC 130 out of Seneca to S-37-1, then its current alignment to SC 93 toward Clemson University, then SC 28 Business through Pendleton.

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Oconee0.00.0   US 76 west / SR 2 west – ClaytonContinuation from Georgia over the Chattooga River
Westminster17.528.2  US 123 south (Toccoa Highway) – ToccoaSouth end of US 123 overlap
17.728.5  SC 183 north (Westminster Highway) – Walhalla
18.830.3  SC 24 east (Oak Highway) – Townville
21.734.9  SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Walhalla
Seneca25.841.5   SC 28 west (Blue Ridge Boulevard) / SC 59 south (North 1st Street) – Walhalla, SenecaWest end of SC 28 overlap
28.345.5  SC 130 (North 1st Street) – Salem, Seneca
32.752.6  SC 93 east – ClemsonTo Clemson University
PickensClemson34.555.5  SC 133 north (College Avenue) – Six Mile, ClemsonTo Clemson University and John C. Calhoun Home
34.956.2  US 123 north (Tiger Boulevard) – Easley, GreenvilleNorth end of US 123 overlap
35.657.3  SC 93 (Old Greenville Highway) – Central, NorrisTo Clemson University
36.158.1   
  SC 28 Bus. east (Pendleton Road) – Pendleton
AndersonPendleton36.158.1   
  SC 28 Bus. west (Mechanic Street) – Pendleton
40.164.5  SC 187 south
46.074.0  I-85 – Atlanta, Greenville
47.776.8  SC 28 east – Starr, AbbevilleEast end of SC 28 and west end of SC 28 Business overlap
47.776.8  SC 28 east (Pearman Dairy Road) – Starr, AbbevilleEast end of SC 28 and west end of SC 28 Business overlap
Anderson48.578.1  US 178 west (Liberty Highway) – LibertyWest end of US 178 overlap
49.880.1   
  SC 28 Bus. east (Main Street)
East end of SC 28 Business overlap
52.183.8  
   US 29 Bus. north / SC 81 north (Greenville Street)
North end of US 29 Business and SC 81 overlap
52.484.3  SC 24 (Whitner Street)
52.784.8  SC 81 south (Murray Street) – StarrSouth end of US 29 Business and SC 81 overlap
52.784.8   
  SC 28 Bus. (Main Street) – Abbeville, Augusta
54.086.9  US 29 south (Shockley Ferry Road)South end of US 29 overlap
54.687.9  US 29 northNorth end of US 29 overlap
58.293.7  SC 252 east – Honea Path
61.198.3  SC 413 – Iva
Belton63.6102.4  SC 20 east (Brown Avenue) – Due WestEast end of SC 20 overlap
63.7102.5  SC 20 west (Main Street) – WilliamstonWest end of SC 20 overlap
Honea Path71.7115.4  SC 252 west (Greer Street) – AndersonWest end of SC 252 overlap
71.8115.6  US 178 east (Church Street) – Due West, GreenwoodEast end of US 178 overlap
72.3116.4  SC 252 east (Greer Street) – Ware ShoalsEast end of SC 252 overlap
Greenville78.9127.0  US 25 north (Augusta Road) – GreenvilleNorth end of US 25 overlap
Princeton80.1128.9  US 25 south (Augusta Road) – Ware Shoals, GreenwoodSouth end of US 25 overlap
LaurensHickory Tavern86.2138.7  SC 101 north / Neely Ferry Road – Gray Court, Waterloo
Laurens94.0151.3  SC 252 west – Ware Shoals
95.4153.5 
  US 76 Bus. east (Main Street)
96.7155.6  SC 14 north (Church Street) – GreenvilleNorth end of SC 14 overlap
96.9155.9  SC 14 south (Church Street) – Laurens, GreenwoodSouth end of SC 14 overlap
97.7157.2  US 221 (Harper Street) – Woodruff, Spartanburg, Greenwood
99.5160.1  
   US 76 Bus. west (Main Street) / SC 127 south – Laurens, Greenwood
Clinton105.9170.4      
   SC 56 Bus. / SC 72 Bus. (Broad Street) – Whitmire, Spartanburg, Greenwood, Saluda
107.7173.3   SC 56 / SC 72 (Springdale Drive) – Whitmire, Spartanburg, Greenwood, Saluda
Joanna111.8179.9  SC 66 (Whitmire Highway) – Whitmire, Chappells
NewberryKinards114.9184.9  SC 560 west – Cross Hill
Newberry125.7202.3  SC 121 (College Street) – Whitmire, Newberry
127.7205.5  SC 34 east (Winnsboro Road) – WinnsboroEast end of SC 34 overlap
127.9205.8  SC 219 east (Main Street) – Pomaria
128.6207.0  SC 34 west (Dixie Drive) – GreenwoodWest end of SC 34 overlap
Prosperity133.5214.8  SC 391 south (Main Street) – Batesburg-Leesville
137.2220.8  SC 773 north – Pomaria
Little Mountain141.6227.9  SC 202 east – Pomaria
RichlandBallentine154.3248.3  SC 6 east (Dreher Shoals Road) – Lexington
Irmo155.5250.3  US 176 west (Broad River Road) – PomariaWest end of US 176 overlap
158.3254.8101   I-26 west / US 176 east (Broad River Road) – Spartanburg, ColumbiaWest end of I-26 and east end of US 176 overlap
Signed as exits 101A (west) and 101B (east)
159.1256.0102  SC 60 (Lake Murray Boulevard) – IrmoSigned as exits 102A (west) and 102B (east)
160.3258.0103Harbison Boulevard
Lexington161.2259.4104Piney Grove Road
163.3262.8106St. Andrews Road
RichlandColumbia164.0263.9107  I-20 – Augusta, FlorenceSigned as exits 107A (west) and 107B (east)
164.5264.7108ABush River Road
164.8265.2108B  I-26 east – Charleston, AirportEast end of I-26 and west end of I-126 overlap
165.6266.5Colonial Life Boulevard to Bush River RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
166.7268.3Greystone Boulevard – Riverbanks Zoo
168.2270.7    US 21 south / US 176 east / US 321 south (Huger Street)East end of I-126/US 176 and south end of US 21/US 321 overlap
168.8271.7  SC 48 east (Assembly Street)
168.9271.8    US 21 north / US 176 west / US 321 north (Main Street) – Chester, Rock HillUS 176 and North end of US 21/US 321 and west end of US 176 overlap
169.2272.3    SC 277 north (Bull Street) to I-20 to I-77
169.7273.1  SC 12 (Taylors Street) – LexingtonTo Fort Jackson
170.1273.7   US 1 south / US 378 west (Gervais Street)South end of US 1 and west end of US 378 overlap
171.0275.2  US 1 north (Millwood Avenue) – CamdenNorth end of US 1 overlap
172.4277.5   To US 21 to US 321 / Devine Street
173.3278.9  SC 16 (Beltline Boulevard)
173.5279.2  SC 760 east (Fort Jackson Boulevard)To Fort Jackson
175.1281.8  SC 262 east (Leesburg Road) – Leesburg
175.3282.1  I-77 – Charleston, Charlotte
177.5285.7  SC 768 west (Pineview Road)
Horrell Hill182.6293.9  SC 769 east (Congaree Road) – Congaree
187.0300.9  SC 764 east (Old Eastover Road) – Eastover
191.9308.8  US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) – St. Matthews, Camden
194.2312.5  SC 263 south (Vanboklen Road) – Eastover
SumterStateburg201.4324.1  SC 261 – Wedgefield, Horatio, Camden, Manning
Sumter203.0326.7  SC 441 (Patriot Parkway) – Bishopville
203.4327.3Shaw DriveTo Shaw Air Force Base
209.7337.5  SC 120 west (Alice Drive) – Pinewood
210.2338.3  
   US 521 / US 76 Bus. east (Broad Street) – Sumter, Camden
212.4341.8  US 15 (Main Street) – BishopvilleExit ramps connect via frontage roads
214.0344.4  US 401 (Oswego Road) – DarlingtonExit ramps connect via frontage roads
215.0346.0  
   US 378 east / US 76 Bus. west (Liberty Street) – Conway, Sumter
East end of US 378 overlap
Mayesville222.3357.8  SC 154 north (Lafayette Street) – St. Charles
Lee225.0362.1  SC 527 (Elliott Highway) – Elliott, Kingstree
Lynchburg231.9373.2  SC 341 (Lynchburg Highway) – Bishopville, Lake City
Florence239.6385.6  SC 403 south (Cale Yarborough Highway) – SardisSouth end of SC 403 overlap
Timmonsville241.1388.0  SC 403 north (Brockington Street) – HartsvilleNorth end of SC 403 overlap
Florence245.2394.6  I-95 – Savannah, Fayetteville
249.2401.0  SC 51 south (2nd Loop Road) – Pamplico
249.5401.5    I-20 Bus. west (David H. McLeod Boulevard) to I-20 / I-95 north – Columbia
251.9405.4  US 52 (Irby Street) – Darlington, Charleston
256.7413.1   US 301 south (Freedom Boulevard) / SC 327 north (Williston Road)South end of US 301 and north end of SC 327 overlap
Mars Bluff258.4415.9  SC 327 (Francis Marion Road) – PamplicoSouth end of SC 327 overlap
MarionPee Dee265.6427.4  US 301 north – DillonNorth end of US 301 overlap; eastbound left exit and westbound entrance
West Marion272.1437.9   SC 576 south to US 501 – Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach
Marion273.6440.3      
   US 501 Bus. / SC 41 Alt. (Main Street) – Conway, Dillon
277.0445.8  US 501 – Conway, DillonInterchange
  I-73Proposed interchange[2][3]
Mullins282.5454.6   SC 41 / SC 917 (Main Street) – Loris, Dillon
Nichols289.7466.2  SC 9 north (Main Street) – Lake View, DillonNorth end of SC 9 overlap
Horry291.4469.0  SC 9 south – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle BeachSouth end of SC 9 overlap
297.9479.4  US 76 east – Fair Bluff, WilmingtonContinuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routesEdit

Seneca business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 76 Business
LocationSeneca, South Carolina
Existed1958–2000

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1958 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Seneca, via North 1st Street. It was decommissioned in 2000, renumbered as part of SC 59 and SC 130.[4]

Laurens business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 76 Business
LocationLaurens, South Carolina
Length3.8 mi[5] (6.1 km)
Existed1982–present

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1982 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Laurens, via Main Street. The entire route is two-lane.[4]

Newberry business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 76 Business
LocationNewberry, South Carolina
Existed1952–2001

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1959 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Newberry, via College Street, Main Street, Glenn Street, and Adelaide Street. It was decommissioned in 2001, all becoming secondary roads, with exception to northern part of College Street being part of SC 121.[6]

Columbia connector routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 76 Connector
LocationColumbia, South Carolina
Length4.4 mi[7][8][9] (7.1 km)

U.S. Route 76 Connector (US 76 Conn.) is a 4.4-mile-long (7.1 km) connector route of US 76 that is an unsigned highway. It exists in three different segments and is located in the west-central part of Richland County and entirely within the city limits of Columbia in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects US 21/US 76/US 321 with US 76/US 378. The western segment is concurrent with US 21 Conn. for its entire length. The central segment is known as Cross Hill Road for its entire length.

The western segment of US 76 Conn. is a 2.9-mile-long (4.7 km) highway that begins at an intersection with US 21/US 176/US 321 (Blossom Street/Huger Street). It travels to the east-northeast on Blossom Street. It crosses over some railroad tracks of CSX. It passes Greek Village, the fraternities and sororities of the University of South Carolina (USC). Right after passing the Carolina Coliseum, it intersects South Carolina Highway 48 (SC 48; Assembly Street). The highway passes the Carolina Community Garden at the Honors Residence Hall. Then, it passes the Thomas Cooper Library and then the Booker T. Washington Auditorium. It curves to the northeast and travels along the northwestern edge of Maxcy Gregg Park. This is southeast of the USC tennis courts at Blossom Street. The connector curves to the east and travels under a railroad bridge that carries railroad tracks of Norfolk Southern Railway. It curves to the southeast. At the intersection with Saluda Avenue, the highway turns left and travels to the northeast. One block later, at Devine Street, it turns right and travels to the east-northeast. At an intersection with Harden Street, it curves to the east-southeast and travels through a retail area before meeting its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 76/US 378 (Millwood Avenue/Devine Street).[7][10]

The central segment of US 76 Conn. is a 0.4-mile-long (640 m) highway that begins at an intersection with SC 16 (Beltline Boulevard) southwest of Brennen Elementary School. It travels to the south-southeast and curves to the south-southwest. It curves back to the south-southeast and meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 76/US 378 (Devine Street) and the western terminus of SC 760 (Fort Jackson Boulevard).[8][10]

The eastern segment of US 76 Conn. is a 1.1-mile-long (1.8 km) highway that begins at an intersection with SC 16 (Rosewood Drive/Beltline Boulevard) southwest of the eastern terminus of the central segment of the connector route. It travels east-southeast on Rosewood Drive and passes the Beltline Campus of Midlands Technical College. It curves to the east-northeast and crosses over Gills Creek. It curves to the northeast and intersects US 76/US 378 (Devine Street/Garners Ferry Road). Here, the connector becomes known as Wildcat Road. The highway curves to the east-northeast and meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SC 760 (Fort Jackson Boulevard).[9][10]


The entire route is in Columbia, Richland County.

mi[7][8][9]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0    US 21 / US 176 / US 321 (Blossom Street/Huger Street)Western terminus; west end of unsigned US 21 Conn. concurrency
0.60.97  SC 48 (Assembly Street)
2.94.7   US 76 / US 378 (Millwood Avenue/Devine Street)Eastern terminus of western segment; east end of unsigned US 21 Conn. concurrency
Gap in route
0.00.0  SC 16 (Beltline Boulevard)Western terminus of central segment
0.40.64    US 76 / US 378 (Devine Street) / SC 760 east (Fort Jackson Boulevard)Eastern terminus of central segment
Gap in route
0.00.0  SC 16 (Rosewood Drive/Beltline Boulevard)Western terminus of eastern segment
0.60.97   US 76 / US 378 (Devine Street/Garners Ferry Road) – Sumter
1.11.8  SC 760 (Fort Jackson Boulevard) – Ft. JacksonEastern terminus of eastern segment
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Sumter business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 76 Business
LocationSumter, South Carolina
Length5.9 mi[11] (9.5 km)
Existed1959–present

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1959 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Sumter, via Liberty Street, Washington Street, and Broad Street.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (February 15, 2014). "Overview Map of US 76 in South Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  2. ^ South Carolina Department of Transportation. "Project Status: Southern Project". I-73 Environmental Impact Study. South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  3. ^ South Carolina Department of Transportation. I-73 Southern Map (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. Marion inset. Retrieved February 14, 2013.[full citation needed]
  4. ^ a b c "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved February 12, 2013.[self-published source?]
  5. ^ Google (February 12, 2013). "Overview Map of US 76 Bus. in Laurens" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  6. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (May 19, 2001). "Report of the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering to the Standing Committee on Highways" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 16, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c Google (January 25, 2017). "Overview Map of Western Segment of US 76 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Google (January 25, 2017). "Overview Map of Central Segment of US 76 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c Google (January 25, 2017). "Overview Map of Eastern Segment of US 76 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c South Carolina Department of Transportation. Columbia City (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 25, 2017.[full citation needed]
  11. ^ Google (February 12, 2013). "Overview Map of US 76 Bus. in Sumter" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 12, 2013.

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