South Carolina Highway 291

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South Carolina Highway 291

Pleasantburg Drive
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length11.400 mi[1] (18.347 km)
Major junctions
South end US 25 in Gantt
Major intersections
North end SC 253 in Sans Souci
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
Highway system
SC 290 SC 292

South Carolina Highway 291 (SC 291), locally known as Pleasantburg Drive, is a 11.400-mile (18.347 km) state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of South Carolina. It travels as a major commercial artery for the eastern sections of Greenville in Greenville County. The highway travels by Greenville Technical College, the Greenville Downtown Airport, and Bob Jones University.[2] The road south of U.S. Route 276 (US 276), Laurens Road, is called South Pleasantburg Drive, while the road north of Laurens Road is called North Pleasantburg Drive.[2] The highway also connects Gantt with Sans Souci.

Route description

Northbound on North Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville just south of Interstate 385. Note: Picture is cropped from 2010.

The road begins at US 25 at Augusta Road, heading north as South Pleasantburg Drive, a six lane road, passing by businesses before an intersection over Interstate 85 (I-85). The road continues east as a commercial road, through many business in Greenville, passing by Greenville Technical College's (Greenville Tech) Barton (or Main) Campus[3] and the former McAlister Square Shopping Center to the east of the road. At an interchange with US 276 (Laurens Road), the road becomes North Pleasantburg Drive, continuing north, passing the Greenville Downtown Airport and the Carolina First Center to the east via Tower Drive.[4][5] The road then passes over Interstate 385, continuing north through the North Hills Shopping Center, quickly followed by Bob Jones University to the west.[6] At the intersection with County Road 304, SC 291 turns west for one block before meeting with US 29 at Wade Hampton Boulevard, before turning northwest. It continues through more commercial development before making a turn west to South Carolina Highway 253 at Paris Mountain Road. According to the SCDOT, this is the official northern terminus. However, signage shows that it continues to an intersection with US 276 at Poinsett Highway.[2][7]


The road was established in 1941.[2] From the 1960s to the 1980s, the Pleasantburg Drive or SC 291 area was the location for office and retail activity for the Greenville area.[4] This included the establishment of McAlister Square in 1968 which closed in the early 2000s and is part of the University Center of Greenville.[8] A revitalization plan for the Pleasantburg Drive area began in 1997 and a report was issued seven years later.[4]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Greenville County.

Gantt0.0000.000 US 25 (Augusta Road / White Horse Road) – GreenwoodSouthern terminus
Greenville2.0603.315 I-85 – Spartanburg, AtlantaI-85 exit 46B; missing movements via Augusta Road and Mauldin Road
5.8509.415 US 276 (Laurens Road) – Mauldin, ColumbiaInterchange
6.94011.169 I-385 – Greenville, ColumbiaI-385 exit 40A–B
GreenvilleWade Hampton line8.39013.502Pine Knoll Drive north (US 29 Conn. north) / Edwards Road eastSouthern terminus of US 29 Conn.; western terminus of Edwards Road; SC 291 turns left.
Greenville8.52013.712 US 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard) – Spartanburg
SC 253 north (State Park Road) – Paris Mountain State Park
Southern end of SC 253 concurrency; official northern terminus
Sans Souci
US 276 (Poinsett Highway) / SC 253 south (East Blue Ridge Drive) – Furman University, Travelers Rest, Asheville
Northern end of SC 253 concurrency; signed northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Greenville, South Carolina city government flyer of Pleasantburg Drive. Archived 2010-06-14 at the Wayback Machine - 2005 flyer accessed 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ Location of Greenville Technical College's Barton (or Main) Campus in South Carolina. Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine - accessed 28 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Greenville, South Carolina Pleasantburg Master Plan. Archived 2010-06-17 at the Wayback Machine - May 2004 report released 28 June 2010.
  5. ^ Location of Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina. Archived 2010-05-09 at the Wayback Machine - accessed 28 June 2010.
  6. ^ Directions to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine - accessed 28 June 2010.
  7. ^ Google (January 22, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 291" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  8. ^ History of the University Center of Greenville. Archived 2010-07-01 at the Wayback Machine - accessed 28 June 2010.

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