South Carolina Highway 48

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SC 48 marker

SC 48
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 29.0 mi[1] (46.7 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 in Columbia
  US 1 / US 378 in Columbia
I‑77 in Columbia
East end: US 601 in Wateree
Location
Counties: Richland
Highway system
SC 47 SC 49

South Carolina Highway 48 (SC 48) is a 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[edit]

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 US 601.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Junction list[edit]

SC 48 west towards Columbia.

The entire route is in Richland County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbia 0.0 0.0 US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 (Elmwood Avenue) – Spartanburg, Greenville, Chester, Rock Hill
0.5 0.8 SC 12 (Taylor Street) – Lexington To Fort Jackson
1.0 1.6 US 1 / US 378 (Gervais Street)
1.5 2.4 To US 21 south to US 176 west to US 321 south (West Blossom Street) – Cayce
To US 76 east to US 378 east (East Blossom Street) – Sumter
To Columbia Metropolitan Airport
To Fort Jackson
2.5 4.0 SC 16 (Rosewood Drive)
5.4 8.7 SC 768 east (Beltline Boulevard)
5.6 9.0 I‑77 – Charleston, Charlotte
  17.7 28.5 Mountain View Road To Congaree National Park
Gadsden 21.2 34.1 SC 769 (Congaree Road) – Congaree
Wateree 29.0 46.7 US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) – St. Matthews, Orangeburg, Camden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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