South Carolina Highway 6

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SC 6 marker

SC 6
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 116 mi (186 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
East end: US 76 in Ballentine
  I‑95 in Santee
I‑26 near St. Matthews
I‑20 near Lexington
West end: US 52 in Moncks Corner
Highway system
SC 5 SC 7

South Carolina Highway 6 is a 115-mile (185 km) state highway that extends from Moncks Corner in Berkeley County to Ballentine in Richland County, near Irmo. It uniquely links all three of the major hydropower projects in South Carolina: Lake Murray, Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

Route description[edit]

The highway runs generally southeast from the central part of South Carolina to near the Atlantic Ocean and is listed as a hurricane evacuation route.[1]

Beginning at a junction with U.S. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, the route runs northwest along the shoreline of Lake Moultrie as West Main Street. It then turns right onto Ranger Drive. It turns left onto "Old Number Six Highway" where is later starts a concurrency with SC 45 as Eutaw Road. The concurrency runs and far from Lake Marion, and passes through Eutawville. There SC 45 departs to the west and SC 6 continues along the lake through Vance to Santee, where it intersects Interstate 95. It then adjoins the Santee State Park on its right. After a concurrency with SC 267 begins, it becomes Main Street through Elloree, South Carolina. The concurrency ends when SC 267 turns off to the right onto Lonestar Road. SC 6 then traverses St. Matthews as Bridge Street before having a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 176. Route 26 turns left onto Caw Caw Highway and has an interchange with Interstate 26. The route turns right and head northwest in a concurrency with U.S. Route 21 and then separates from U.S. 21 onto Center Hill Road. It turns right on St. Matthews Road in a northwesterly direction, passing through Swansea as 2nd Street intersecting U.S. Route 321 in town and joining a concurrency with SC 302 as Edmund Hwy. The concurrency ends when SC 6 turns to the left onto S. Lake Drive where it heads northwest to Red Bank. In Red Bank, it intersects with Interstate 20.

The route then passes through Lexington where it crosses U.S. Route 1 and has a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 378. SC 6 passes just east of Lake Murray (over the Saluda Dam as a divided highway). In Irmo, SC 6 changes from N. Lake Drive to Dreher Shoals Road before ending at a junction with U.S. Highway 76 in Ballentine. The last section of the route runs south and west of Columbia, the state capital. Counties traversed by the route include Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Berkeley Moncks Corner 0.0 0.0 US 52 – Goose Creek, St. Stephen Southern terminus
1.0 1.6
US 17 Alt. (Live Oak Drive) – Summerville, Jamestown
Cross 12.9 20.8 SC 311 west to US 176 west – Holly Hill Eastern terminus of SC 311
19.8 31.9 SC 45 east (Trojan Road) – Pineville South end of concurrency with SC 45
Orangeburg Eutawville 30.8 49.6 SC 45 west (Porcher Avenue) – Wells North end of concurrency with SC 45
Vance 35.9 57.8 SC 210 west (Vance Road) – Bowman Eastern terminus of SC 210
37.3 60.0 SC 310 south (Camden Road) – Holly Hill Northern terminus of SC 310
Santee 40.7 65.5 I‑95 / US 15 north / US 301 north (Purple Heart Memorial Freeway) – St. George, Summerton Diamond interchange; I-95 Exit 98; South end of concurrencies with US 15 and US 301
41.1 66.1 US 15 south (Bass Drive) / US 301 south (Five Chop Road) – St. George, Orangeburg North end of concurrencies with US 15 and US 301
Elloree 45.7 73.5 SC 267 south (Tee Vee Road) to US 15 south – Wells South end of concurrency with SC 267
47.7 76.8 SC 47 south (Cleveland Street) to US 301 (Five Chop Road) – Orangeburg Northern terminus of SC 47
48.9 78.7 SC 267 north (McCords Ferry Road) – Fort Motte North end of concurency with SC 267
Calhoun Creston 54.4 87.5 SC 33 (Cameron Road) – Cameron, Lone Star
St. Matthews 63.0 101.4 US 601 (Harry C. Raysor Drive) – Orangeburg, Eastover
66.4 106.9 US 176 east (Old State Road) – Cameron South end of concurrency with US 176
66.9 107.7 US 176 west (Old State Road) – Sandy Run North end of concurrency with US 176
70.2 113.0 I‑26 – Columbia, Orangeburg Partial cloverleaf interchange; I-26 Exit 136
71.6 115.2 US 21 south (Columbia Road) – Orangeburg South end of concurrency with US 21
73.3 118.0 US 21 north (Columbia Road) – Sandy Run North end of concurrency with US 21
Lexington Swansea 84.2 135.5 US 321 (Church Street) to SC 692 (5th Street) – Woodford, Gaston, North Brief <0.1 mile concurrency
Edmund 94.3 151.8 SC 302 south (Edmund Highway) – Pelion South end of concurrency with SC 302
95.9 154.3 SC 302 north (Edmund Highway) – South Congaree North end of concurrency with SC 302
Red Bank 99.5 160.1 SC 602 east (Platt Springs Road) – South Congaree, Springdale Western terminus of SC 602
Lexington 103.2 166.1 I‑20 – North Augusta, Columbia Partial cloverleaf interchange; I-20 Exit 55
104.9 168.8 US 1 (Main Street) – Batesburg-Leesville
105.6 169.9 US 378 west (Columbia Avenue) – Saluda South end of concurrency with US 378
105.9 170.4 US 378 east (Sunset Boulevard) – Columbia North end of concurrency with US 378
Richland Lake Murray 111.0 178.6 SC 60 east (Lake Murray Boulevard) – Irmo Western terminus of SC 60
Ballentine 115.6 186.0 US 76 (Dutch Fork Road) – Chapin, Columbia Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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