South Carolina Highway 48

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South Carolina Highway 48

Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length28.980 mi[1] (46.639 km)
Major junctions
West end US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 in Columbia
Major intersections
East end US 601 in Wateree
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
Highway system
SC 47 SC 49

South Carolina Highway 48 (SC 48) is a 28.980-mile (46.639 km) primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves southern Richland County and access to the Congaree National Park.

Route description

SC 48 west towards Columbia

SC 48 begins in downtown Columbia along Assembly Street. It traverses west, passing alongside the South Carolina State House and the University of South Carolina, before turning onto Rosewood Drive and then onto Bluff Road. After leaving the Columbia city limits, it continues through southeastern Richland County as a two-lane rural highway to U.S. Route 601 (US 601).[2]


Established in 1930 as a new primary routing, it originally traversed from Gervais Street, going east along Assembly Street, to US 601 in Wateree. Various adjustments in its downtown routing have been made between 1937-46. In 1950, SC 48 was straightened out between Gadsden and Wateree, leaving behind Old Bluff Road. In 1978, SC 48 was extended west to its current western terminus at Elmwood Avenue.

Junction list

The entire route is in Richland County.


US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 (Elmwood Avenue) to I-77 / I-126 – Spartanburg, Greenville, Chester, Rock Hill
Western terminus
0.4890.787 SC 12 (Taylor Street) – Lexington, Ft. Jackson, Nickelodeon Theater
0.8821.419 US 1 / US 378 (Gervais Street) – State House

Blossom Street (US 21 Conn. / US 76 Conn. / SC 48 Truck west) to US 21 south / US 176 east / US 321 south – Ft. Jackson, Sumter, Colonial Life Arena
Eastern terminus of SC 48 Truck; provides access to Columbia Metropolitan Airport
SC 16 north (Rosewood Drive north) / George Rogers Boulevard south – Jim Hamilton–L.B. Owens Airport, Williams–Brice Stadium
Southern terminus of SC 16 and Assembly Street; northern terminus of George Rogers Boulevard; SC 48 turns right off of Assembly Street and onto Rosewood Drive.
SC 768 east (Beltline Boulevard) – Jim Hamilton–L.B. Owens Airport, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Western terminus of SC 768
I-77 to I-26 – Charleston, Spartanburg, Charlotte
I-77 exit 5; Isadore E. Lourie Interchange
SC 769 north (Congaree Road) to US 76 – Congaree, Gadsden Elementary School
Southern terminus of SC 769
Wateree28.98046.639 US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) – St. Matthews, Orangeburg, CamdenEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Columbia truck route

Truck plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 48 Truck

LocationColumbia, South Carolina
Length0.580 mi[3] (933 m)

South Carolina Highway 48 Truck (SC 48 Truck) is a 0.580-mile (0.933 km) truck route of SC 48 that exists entirely within the southwestern part of Columbia. It is mostly unsigned, except for a sign at its western terminus. It is also concurrent with U.S. Route 21 Connector (US 21 Conn.) and the western segment of US 76 Conn., which are both also unsigned. All three highways take Blossom Street between US 21/US 176/US 321, from where they turn left off of Blossom Street and onto Huger Street, and SC 48 (Assembly Street).[4]


  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Google (November 23, 2012). "South Carolina Highway 48" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Google (December 18, 2020). "Overview map of SC 48 Truck (Columbia)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 18, 2020.

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