U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina

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U.S. Highway 25

Map
US 25 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length140.600 mi[1][2][3][4][5] (226.274 km)
Existed1927–present
Major junctions
South end US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 / SR 121 at the Georgia state line near North Augusta
Major intersections
North end US 25 at the North Carolina line near Travelers Rest
Location
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountiesAiken, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Greenville
Highway system
SC 24 I-26

U.S. Route 25 (US 25) is a 140.600-mile (226.274 km) U.S. Highway that travels from Brunswick, Georgia to the KentuckyOhio state line, where Covington, Kentucky meets Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River. In the U.S. state of South Carolina, it 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.[6]

Route description

ADHS corridor W

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.[7] The entire section of US 25 along Corridor W boasts a four-to-six-lane limited-access road, with interchanges at major intersections.

History

Established in 1928 as an original U.S. Highway, it was assigned to the entirety of SC 21, which was removed the same 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).[8][9]

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 the 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).[9][10]

South Carolina Highway 21

South Carolina Highway 21

LocationNorth AugustaTravelers Rest

South Carolina Highway 21 (SC 21) was an original state highway that was established on a path from the Georgia state line at North Augusta to the North Carolina state line at Caesars Head State Park, northwest of Cleveland.

In about 1925, the portion north of Travelers Rest was shifted to the east, replacing the path of SC 29, with its northern terminus at the North Carolina state line at a point north-northeast of Cleveland. Its former path became SC 211 and is now part of US 276.

By the end of 1926, the path of the highway between Edgefield and Kirksey was re-routed, replacing part of SC 43.

In 1928, SC 21 was decommissioned, with its path replaced by US 25.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1][2]
[3][4][5]
kmDestinationsNotes
Savannah River0.0000.000





US 1 south / US 25 south / US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 10 west / SR 121 south (Gordon Highway) – Augusta
Continuation from Georgia
0.000–
0.005
0.000–
0.0080
South CarolinaGeorgia state line
AikenNorth Augusta0.188–
0.340
0.303–
0.547
5th Street Bridge / River North DriveInterchange
0.7101.143

US 1 north / US 78 / US 278 east – Aiken
Northern end of US 1 and US 78/US 278 concurrencies
0.8601.384



Buena Vista Avenue east (SC 125 Conn. east) to US 78 west / US 1 south – Augusta
Southern end of SC 125 Conn. concurrency[11]
0.9701.561Buena Vista Avenue west (SC 125 Conn. west)Northern end of SC 125 Conn. concurrency[11]
1.3902.237
SC 125 / SC 230 north (Atomic Road) – North Augusta, Savannah River Site
SC 125 Truck begins
Southern end of SC 125 Truck/SC 230 concurrencies; southern terminus of SC 125 Truck and SC 230
1.8202.929
SC 230 north (Martintown Road / SC 125 Truck north) – Lake Thurmond
Northern end of SC 125 Truck/SC 230 concurrency
3.5905.778

US 25 Bus. south (Georgia Avenue) – Augusta
Northern terminus of US 25 Bus.
4.6107.419
SC 126 east (Belvedere Clearwater Road) – Clearwater
Western terminus of SC 126
6.1709.930
To I-520 (US 25 Conn.)
Western terminus of US 25 Conn.; I-520 exit 22
7.02011.298 I-20 – Columbia, AtlantaI-20 exit 5
EdgefieldTrenton20.36032.766

SC 19 south / SC 121 north – Aiken, Johnston
Northern end of SC 121 concurrency; northern terminus of SC 19
Edgefield26.09041.988
SC 23 east (Columbia Road) – Johnston
Southern end of SC 23 concurrency
26.54042.712
SC 23 west (Main Street) – Modoc
Northern end of SC 23 concurrency
27.73044.627
Meeting Street Road north to SC 430 – Saluda, Johnston
Southern terminus of Meeting Street Road
27.77044.691


SC 23 Truck north (Crest Road / SC 430 Conn. east) to SC 430 – Johnston, Saluda
Southern end of SC 23 Truck concurrency; western terminus of SC 430 Conn.
30.82049.600
SC 283 west – Plum Branch
Eastern terminus of SC 283
38.88062.571 US 378 – Saluda, McCormick
McCormickGreenwood county line
No major junctions
Greenwood54.01086.921
US 178 east – Columbia
Southern end of US 178 concurrency
55.26088.932
SC 67 south (Callison Highway) – Callison
Northern terminus of SC 67
55.74089.705
SC 225 north – Abbeville
Southern terminus of SC 225
Greenwood56.91091.588




US 221 south / US 25 Bus. north / US 178 Bus. west – McCormick
Southern end of US 221 concurrency
58.03093.390 SC 34 (Ninety Six Highway) – Ninety SixInterchange
61.64099.200



US 221 north / SC 72 east / SC 72 Bus. west (Reynolds Avenue) – Laurens, Clinton
Northern end of US 221 concurrency; southern end of SC 72 concurrency
63.160101.646 SC 254 (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
63.800102.676




US 25 Bus. south / US 178 Bus. east / SC 72 west – Abbeville
Northern end of SC 72 concurrency
Hodges69.780112.300

US 178 west (Moorefield Street) to SC 185 – Anderson, Due West
Northern end of US 178 concurrency
70.600113.620 SC 246 (Emerson Street) – Cokesbury, Hodges
71.510115.084
SC 254 south (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
Northern terminus of SC 254
Ware Shoals76.740–
76.790
123.501–
123.582


US 25 Bus. north (Greenwood Avenue) – Ware Shoals
Southern terminus of US 25 Bus.
Laurens80.460129.488

US 25 Bus. south / SC 252 – Ware Shoals, Laurens
Northern terminus of US 25 Bus.
GreenvillePrinceton86.810139.707
US 76 east – Laurens
Southern end of US 76 concurrency
87.910141.477
US 76 west (Princeton Highway) – Honea Path
Northern end of US 76 concurrency
Ware Place97.630157.120
SC 247 south (Cooley Bridge Road) – Belton
Northern terminus of SC 247
97.730157.281

SC 8 west (Pelzer Highway) / SC 418 east (Old Hundred Road) – Pelzer, Fountain Inn
Eastern terminus of SC 8; western terminus of SC 418
Canterbury102.700165.280
SC 86 west (Bessie Road) – Piedmont
Eastern terminus of SC 86
104.580168.305
I-185 Toll (Southern Connector) – Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenville, Atlanta
I-185 exit 7
107.890173.632
SC 291 north (Augusta Highway) – Greenville
Southern terminus of SC 291
110.220–
110.250
177.382–
177.430
I-85 – Spartanburg, AtlantaI-85 exit 44
Gantt111.000178.637



SC 20 (Piedmont Highway) to I-185 north / US 29 north – Greenville, Piedmont
I-185 exit 16 southbound
111.176–
111.230
178.920–
179.007


I-185 south / US 29 south – Atlanta
I-185 exit 15 northbound
112.440180.955 SC 81 (Anderson Road) – Greenville, Anderson
113.790183.127 US 123 (New Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley, Clemson
114.786–
114.790
184.730–
184.737
SC 124 (Old Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley
115.210185.413 SC 253 (Blue Ridge Drive) – Greer, Easley
118.200190.224 SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) – Greenville, Pickens
Travelers Rest122.650–
122.790
197.386–
197.611

US 276 east (Poinsett Highway) – Greenville
Southern end of US 276 concurrency; no northbound exit, southbound left exit
123.130–
123.280
198.159–
198.400

US 276 west (Main Street) – Cleveland, Caesars Head, Brevard
Northern end of US 276 concurrency; northbound left exit
124.840200.911Poinsett Highway south – Travelers RestNorthern terminus of US 25 Conn. and Poinsett Highway; eastern terminus of US 276 Conn.
129.090207.750
SC 290 east (Locust Hill Road) – Greer
Western terminus of SC 290
129.870209.006
SC 414 west (Bates Crossing Road)
Southern end of SC 414 concurrency
129.930209.102
SC 414 east – Tigerville
Northern end of SC 414 concurrency; to North Greenville University and Campbell's Covered Bridge
133.590214.992 SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Cleveland, Gowensville, Marietta
134.240216.038Old Highway 25 north – Camp Old Indian, Saluda, Poinsett Bridge Heritage PreserveSouthern terminus of Old Highway 25; former US 25 north; to Poinsett Bridge
140.600226.274
US 25 north – Hendersonville, Asheville
Continuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Google (June 29, 2013). "Overview map of US 25 in South Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "Status of Corridors in South Carolina" (PDF). Appalachian Regional Commission. September 30, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  8. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1957. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  9. ^ a b General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1965. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  10. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1973. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Aiken & North Augusta Urban Area (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. August 2019. p. Sheet 6. Retrieved September 12, 2020.

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U.S. Route 25
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