South Carolina Highway 165

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SC 165
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 28.4 mi[1] (45.7 km)
Existed: 1939 – present
Major junctions
South end: Yonges Island
  US 17 in Ravenel
US 78 in Summerville
North end:
US 17 Alt. in Summerville
Counties: Charleston, Dorchester
Highway system
SC 164 SC 170

South Carolina Highway 165 (SC 165) is a 28.4-mile (45.7 km) state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects U.S. Route 17 (US 17) in Ravenel to US 17 Alternate in Summerville.

Route description[edit]

SC 165 begins at the entrance to Stevens Towing Co., Inc. along the banks of the Wadmalaw River, on Yonges Island. It heads west-southwest before curving to the northwest. In Meggett, it passes the city hall, before it intersects SC 162 in Hollywood. In Ravenel, it crosses over a CSX Transportation railway and intersects US 17 (Savannah Highway). After leaving Ravenel, the highway becomes a very rural route. It stays this way until it intersects SC 61 (Ashley River Road) just southwest of Summerville. It then transitions to a congested urban highway from that intersection until its northern terminus. A short distance later, it intersects SC 642 (Dorchester Road). It follows the Berlin G. Myers Parkway for the rest of its route. In Summerville, it intersects US 78 (East 5th North Street), before it curves to the northwest to meet its northern terminus, and intersection with US 17 Alternate (N. Main Street) and Berkeley Circle.[1]


A rural section of SC 165

Established in 1939 as a new primary highway, SC 165 originally traversed 7.1 miles (11.4 km) from its current southern terminus to US 17, in Ravenel. This section has remained relatively unchanged; with an exception in Hollywood, where it was realigned in the 1980s, removing a concurrency with SC 162 and leaving Town Council Road.[2]

Around 1952, SC 165 was extended north on mostly new construction to Cooks Crossroads, where it then replaced SC 61 going north into Summerville. Entering the city from the southeast, it had a concurrency with US 17 Alternate for 1.1 miles (1.8 km), before taking a left onto Richardson Avenue. Going northwest out of Summerville, it ended at US 78, in an area originally known as Brownsville.[3][4] In 2000, SC 165 was removed from downtown Summerville, and was rerouted onto Berlin G. Myers Parkway and went northeast to its current northern terminus at US 17 Alternate.[citation needed]


Dorchester County currently has plans to add additional lanes to SC 165 from SC 61 (Ashley River Road) to Berlin G. Myers Parkway.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Charleston Yonges Island 0.0 0.0 Entrance to Stevens Towing Co. Southern terminus
Hollywood 3.9 6.3 SC 162 – Adams Run, Rantowles
Ravenel 7.1 11.4 US 17 (Savannah Highway) – Savannah, Charleston
Dorchester   21.5 34.6 SC 61 (Ashley River Road)
  23.0 37.0 SC 642 (Dorchester Road) – Walterboro, Charleston A.F.B.
Summerville 27.5 44.3 US 78 (East 5th North Street) – St. George, Charleston
28.4 45.7
US 17 Alt. (North Main Street) – Walterboro, Moncks Corner
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Google (May 20, 2013). "Route of SC 165". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Charleston County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Charleston County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1957. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ General Highway Map, Dorchester County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1954. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Project #20 Bacons Bridge Road (SC Route 165)". Dorchester County Penny Sales Tax Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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