South Carolina Highway 14

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SC 14 marker

SC 14
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 59.24 mi[1] (95.34 km)
Existed: 1942 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 76 Bus. in Laurens
 

US 76 in Laurens
I‑385 in Fountain Inn
I‑85 in Greer
US 29 in Greer

US 176 in Landrum
North end: I‑26 in Landrum
Location
Counties: Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg
Highway system
SC 12 US 15

South Carolina Highway 14 (SC 14) is a state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The state highway runs 59.24 miles (95.34 km) from U.S. Route 76 Business (US 76 Business) in Laurens north to Interstate 26 (I-26) in Landrum. SC 14 connects Laurens and Landrum with Greer, the city between Greenville and Spartanburg where the highway crosses I-85 and US 29. The highway also parallels I-385 through Fountain Inn and Simpsonville, South Carolina in southeastern Greenville County. SC 14 is a part of the National Highway System between I-85 and US 29 in Greer.[2]

Route description[edit]

SC 14 begins at an intersection with US 76 Business (Main Street) in the city of Laurens. The state highway heads north through the Laurens Historic District as Church Street, which starts as two lanes but expands to four lanes as it approaches US 76 (Hillcrest Drive). The two highways run concurrently for a short distance before US 76 splits west onto Anderson Drive. SC 14 reduces to two lanes shortly before it exits the city limits. The state highway heads northwest parallel to CSX's Spartanburg Subdivision. The highway passes by several stretches of Old Laurens Road and passes through the hamlet of Barksdale before reaching the town of Gray Court, where the highway intersects SC 101 (Mill Street). North of town near the hamlet of Owings, SC 14 has a trumpet interchange with I-385. The state highway runs concurrently with the four-lane freeway to a modified diamond interchange at the southern edge of Fountain Inn. SC 14 parallels the railroad into town as Laurens Road and then becomes Main Street at the Laurens–Greenville county line. The highway intersects SC 418 (McCarter Road) and passes the historic Cannon Building.[3][4]

SC 14 leaves Fountain Inn and continues to parallel the railroad as the Main Street of Simpsonville. In the center of town next to the historic Burdette Building, the highway intersects Curtis Street, which heads east as SC 417. The highways run concurrently to the northern edge of town, where SC 417 continues straight on Main Street toward interchanges with I-385 and Interstate 185 in Mauldin while SC 14 turns northeast. The highway crosses Gilder Creek and passes through the unincorporated Greenville suburb of Five Forks, where the highway gains a center turn lane, meets the western end of SC 296 (Five Forks Road), and intersects SC 146 (Woodruff Road). Between the hamlets of Batesville and Pelham, SC 14 crosses the Enoree River and enters Spartanburg County, where the road expands to four lanes plus a center turn lane. The road temporarily becomes a divided highway through its single-point urban interchange with I-85 just west of the Interstate's interchange Aviation Drive, the main access road to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Just north of I-85, SC 14 returns to Greenville County and becomes a six-lane highway with a center turn lane that passes along the western edge of the airport property. The state highway meets the western end of SC 80 (J. Verne Smith Parkway) on the southern edge of the city of Greer, through which the highway follows Main Street, which reduces to four lanes at Old Buncombe Road.[3][4]

SC 14 enters the downtown area of Greer and drops to two lanes after crossing over Norfolk Southern Railway's Greenville District and meeting CSX's Spartanburg Subdivision at grade. At the center of downtown, the state highway intersects Poinsett Street, which carries SC 101 and SC 290. SC 14 continues as a three-lane road with center turn lane to its junction with US 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard), where the highway becomes two lanes again. On the northern edge of Greer, the highway crosses Frohawk Creek and the South Tyger River just downstream from the dam that impounds Cunningham Lake. SC 14 leaves the suburban area around Greenville and meets the eastern end of SC 414 just south of its bridge over the North Tyger River. The highway intersects SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) at Gowensville before curving northeast, crossing the Pacolet River, and re-entering Spartanburg County. SC 14's name becomes Rutherford Street as it passes through the town of Landrum, where it intersects US 176 (Howard Avenue) and Norfolk Southern's W Line. On the eastern edge of town, the state highway reaches its northern terminus at a diamond interchange with I-26. Landrum Road continues northeast as a state secondary highway to the North Carolina state line near the mountains.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Laurens Laurens 0.00 0.00
US 76 Bus. (Main Street)
Southern terminus
0.60 0.97 US 76 east (Hillcrest Drive) to US 221 – Clinton, Greenwood South end of concurrency with US 76
0.80 1.29 US 76 west (Anderson Drive) – Anderson North end of concurrency with US 76
Gray Court 9.52 15.32 SC 101 (Mill Street) to SC 92 – Woodruff
  12.74 20.50 I‑385 south – Columbia I-385 Exit 19; south end of concurrency with I-385
Fountain Inn 15.53 24.99 I‑385 north – Greenville I-385 Exit 22; north end of concurrency with I-385
Greenville 17.18 27.65 SC 418 (McCarter Road) – Woodruff, Pelzer
Simpsonville 22.43 36.10 SC 417 east (Curtis Street) – Woodruff South end of concurrency with SC 417
23.92 38.50 SC 417 west (Main Street) – Mauldin North end of concurrency with SC 417
Five Forks 27.01 43.47 SC 296 east (Five Forks Road) – Reidville
28.77 46.30 SC 146 (Woodruff Road) – Greenville, Woodruff
Spartanburg Greer 33.29 53.58 I‑85 – Greenville, Spartanburg, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport I-85 Exit 56; single-point urban interchange
Greenville 34.84 56.07 SC 80 east (J. Verne Smith Parkway)
38.51 61.98 SC 101 / SC 290 (Poinsett Street) – Duncan
39.21 63.10 US 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard) – Spartanburg, Greenville
Gowensville 50.32 80.98 SC 414 west – Tigerville
52.43 84.38 SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Campobello, Cleveland
Spartanburg Landrum 57.15 91.97 US 176 (Howard Avenue) – Campobello, Tryon
59.24 95.34 I‑26 / Landrum Road north – Spartanburg, Asheville Northern terminus; I-26 Exit 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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