U.S. Route 501
|Auxiliary route of US 1|
|Length:||355 mi (571 km)|
|Existed:||1935 – present|
US 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach, SC
| US 17 near Myrtle Beach
US 701 / US 378 in Conway, SC
I-95 near South of the Border, SC
US 301 between Rowland, NC and Hamer
I-74 / US 15 / US 74 / US 401 in Laurinburg, NC
US 1 in Sanford, NC and Aberdeen, NC
I-40 near Downtown Durham, NC
I-85 / US 15 in Durham, NC
US 58 / US 360 in South Boston, VA
US 29 / US 460 in Lynchburg, VA
|North end:||US 60 in Buena Vista, VA|
|States:||South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia|
U.S. Route 501 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. It runs 355 miles (571 km) from Buena Vista, Virginia at U.S. Route 60 to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at U.S. Route 17 Business. It passes through the states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. From Durham to Laurinburg, a 108-mile (174 km) section of US 501 overlaps U.S. Route 15 (15-501 Concurrency). Sections of US 15-501 also share routings with U.S. Route 1 in sections near Sanford, North Carolina and Aberdeen, North Carolina.
US 501 begins at US 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From Myrtle Beach to Marion, US 501 is a multilane highway, some sections divided, some undivided, mostly with at-grade intersections but having a number of interchanges along the length. It passes through the city of Conway before reaching Marion, where US 501 bypasses the town to the east. North of Marion, US 501 meets SC 38, a connector to Interstate 95. From SC 38, US 501 heads to the northeast, meeting US 301 in Latta. US 301 merges with US 501, forming a concurrency through Dillon to the North Carolina border, where it passes South of the Border prior to exiting South Carolina and an interchange on Interstate 95 near Hamer in Dillon County.
US 301 and US 501 enter North Carolina south of Rowland. In Rowland, US 501 splits from US 301 and heads northwest to Laurinburg, where it briefly overlaps with US 74 south of the city. Upon departing US 74, US 501 immediately embarks on an overlap with US 15. The routes remain concurrent for 108 miles (174 km) to Durham, passing through Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Sanford, and Chapel Hill in between. North of Durham, US 501 passes through the city of Roxboro prior to entering Virginia.
In Virginia, US 501 runs 111.42 miles (179.31 km) from the North Carolina state line near Cluster Springs to its northern terminus at US 60 in Buena Vista. US 501 is the primary highway between Lynchburg and both South Boston in Southside Virginia and Durham in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
This table shows junctions in South Carolina.
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US 17 Bus. – Briarcliffe Acres, Springmaid Beach
|Southern terminus of US 501|
|1.12||1.80||Robert Grissom Parkway|
|4.17||6.71||US 17 – Briarcliffe Acres, Socastee||Cloverleaf interchange|
|Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway|
|5.38||8.66||SC 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) – North Myrtle Beach, Socastee||Hybrid interchange:
Outer ramps from northbound (NB) US 501 to NB SC 31, southbound (SB) US 501 to SB SC 31, NB SC 31 to SB US 501, and SB SC 31 to NB US 501.
Loop ramps from NB US 501 to left lane of SB SC 31, and SB US 501 to left lane of NB SC 31.
Flyover ramps from left lane of NB SC 31 to NB US 501, and left lane of SB SC 31 to SB US 501.
US 501 Bus. north – Red Hill
|9.48||15.26||SC 544 south – Socastee||Northern end of SC 544|
|10.53||16.95||US 701 – Yauhannah, Loris|
|18.49||29.76||US 378 west – Brittons Neck|
US 501 Bus. south – Conway
|Aynor||37.06||59.64||SC 22 east (Veterans Highway) – Briarcliffe Acres||Western end of SC 22|
|45.01||72.44||SC 319 south – Cool Spring||Northern end of SC 319|
||Rains||59.18||95.24||SC 41 – Mullins, Centenary|
US 501 Bus. north / SC 41 Alt. to SC 576 – Marion
|65.17||104.88||US 76 – Florence, Mullins|
SC 41 Alt.
US 501 Bus. south – Marion
|Sellers||69.07||111.16||SC 38 north – Sellers||Southern end of SC 38|
||Latta||69.14||111.27||US 301 south – Mars Bluff||South end of US 301 overlap|
|71.57||115.18||SC 917 – Oak Grove, Smithboro|
|Dillon||73.98||119.06||SC 9 / SC 57 east / SC 34 west – Lake View, Floydale, Bigham||Southern end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap;
Eastern end of SC 34
|74.00||119.09||SC 9 / SC 57 west – Little Rock, Clio||Northern end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap|
||It has been suggested that portions of this article be moved into Bannered routes of U.S. Route 501. (Discuss)|
South Carolina business loops
U.S. Route 501 Business
|Location:||Conway, South Carolina|
|Length:||4.4 mi (7.1 km)|
Conway business loop
U.S. Route 501 Business
|Location:||Marion, South Carolina|
|Length:||6.6 mi (10.6 km)|
Marion business loop
North Carolina business loops
Virginia business loop
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