South Carolina Highway 555

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

SC 555 marker

SC 555
Farrow Road
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 14.90 mi[1] (23.98 km)
Existed: 1942 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 12 in Columbia
  SC 277 in Columbia
I‑20 in Columbia
I‑77 in Columbia
North end: US 21 near Blythewood
Location
Counties: Richland
Highway system
SC 544 SC 557

South Carolina Highway 555 (SC 555) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves as an alternate route from downtown Columbia to Blythewood.

Route description[edit]

SC 555 traverses 14.67 miles (23.61 km) from SC 12, in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, to US 21, near Blythewood. Before Interstate 77 was completed in the area, SC 555 served as a major thoroughfare; today it is an alternate route. The highway is four-lane south of Interstate 77 and two-lane north of it.[2]

History[edit]

Established in 1941 or 1942 as a new primary routing, going from SC 12 to US 21. From 1948-52, the highway was downgraded to secondary status until entire length was paved. SC 555 was widen to four-lane in phases: SC 12 to SC 16 by 1964, to Interstate 20 by 1970, and finally to Interstate 77 by 1982.[3]

Major junctions[edit]

Junction of SC 555 along US 21.

The entire route is in Richland County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbia 0.00 0.00 SC 12 (Taylor Street) / Harden Street – Fort Jackson
1.63 2.62 SC 16 (Beltline Road)
1.89 3.04 SC 277 (Bull Street) to I‑20 / I‑77
5.77 9.29 I‑20 – Florence, Augusta Exit 72 (I-20)
8.10 13.04 I‑77 – Charleston, Charlotte Exit 19 (I-77)
Blythewood 14.90 23.98 US 21 (Wilson Boulevard) – Columbia, Blythewood
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing