U.S. Route 76 in South Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 76 in South Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 76.

U.S. Route 76 marker

U.S. Route 76
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 297.9 mi[1] (479.4 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 76 / SR 2 at the Georgia state line near Clayton
  I‑85 near Anderson
I‑26 / US 176 in Irmo
I‑20 on the Seven OaksSt. Andrews city line
I‑26 / I‑126 near West Columbia
US 1 / US 378 in Columbia
US 15 / US 401 / US 378 / US 521 in Sumter
I‑95 near Florence
East end: US 76 at the North Carolina state line near Fair Bluff, NC
Location
Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Lexington, Richland, Sumter, Florence, Marion, Horry
Highway system
SC 75 I‑77

U.S. Route 76 (US 76) is an east–west U.S. highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Being one of the longest highways in the state, it connects the cities of Anderson, Columbia, Sumter and Florence.

Route description[edit]

US 76 enters South Carolina across the Chattooga River, then continues southeast toward Westminster. This segment is a moderately windy two-lane road.[citation needed] In Westminster, it heads east toward Seneca and Clemson. From Clemson, the road heads southeast toward Anderson, intersecting Interstate 85 (I-85), then east toward the small towns of Belton and Honea Path. US 76 is a four-lane highway from Westminster to Anderson. In Anderson, the road widens to six lanes with a reversible turn lane. After a concurrency with US 178, the road narrows to five lanes, and, as it goes south towards downtown Anderson, it narrows againk to four. However, the sections around Seneca, Clemson, and Anderson are well developed with many traffic lights. It travels concurrent with US 123 from Westminster to Clemson, SC 28 from Seneca to Anderson, and US 178 from Anderson to Honea Path.

From Honea Path, the highway heads east to Laurens. This section is a rural two-lane road that is not frequently traveled.[citation needed] From Laurens, US 76 roughly parallels I-385 and I-26 as it heads to Columbia. US 76 provides local access to the communities of Laurens, Clinton, Newberry, Prosperity, Chapin, and the other smaller towns in the area. In Irmo, US 76 travels concurrent with US 176, then continues on to I-26, with which it travels concurrent. After the interchange with I-20, US 76 splits off from I-26 and continues into downtown Columbia concurrent with I-126.

In Columbia, US 76 follows Elmwood Avenue, Bull Street, Gervais Street, Millwood Avenue, and Devine Street, before heading east toward Sumter. The segment from Columbia to Sumter is a four-lane highway and US 76 is concurrent with US 378 from the intersection of Bull and Gervais near the University of South Carolina in Columbia all the way to Sumter. From Sumter, US 76 heads northeast to Florence. US  76 is the major road through Florence. It then continues east out of Florence to the small towns of Marion and Mullins, then into North Carolina. The highway is concurrent with US 301 from Florence to across the Pee Dee River.

History[edit]

Formerly, US 76 followed a longer route from Westminster to Pendleton. From Westminster, the old route followed S-37-13 through the Richland community, then its current alignment to SC 59 into downtown Seneca, then SC 130 out of Seneca to S-37-1, then its current alignment to SC 93 toward Clemson University, then SC 28 Business through Pendleton.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Oconee State line 0.0 0.0 US 76 west / SR 2 west – Clayton Crosses over the Chattooga River
Westminster 17.5 28.2 US 123 south (Toccoa Highway) – Toccoa South end of US 123 overlap
17.7 28.5 SC 183 north (Westminster Highway) – Walhalla
18.8 30.3 SC 24 east (Oak Highway) – Townville
  21.7 34.9 SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Walhalla
Seneca 25.8 41.5 SC 28 west (Blue Ridge Boulevard) / SC 59 south (North 1st Street) – Walhalla, Seneca West end of SC 28 overlap
28.3 45.5 SC 130 (North 1st Street) – Salem, Seneca
  32.7 52.6 SC 93 east – Clemson To Clemson University
Pickens Clemson 34.5 55.5 SC 133 north (College Avenue) – Six Mile, Clemson To Clemson University and John C. Calhoun Home
34.9 56.2 US 123 north (Tiger Boulevard) – Easley, Greenville North end of US 123 overlap
35.6 57.3 SC 93 (Old Greenville Highway) – Central, Norris To Clemson University
36.1 58.1
SC 28 Bus. east (Pendleton Road) – Pendleton
Anderson Pendleton 36.1 58.1
SC 28 Bus. west (Mechanic Street) – Pendleton
  40.1 64.5 SC 187 south
  46.0 74.0 I‑85 – Atlanta, Greenville
  47.7 76.8 SC 28 east – Starr, Abbeville East end of SC 28 and west end of SC 28 Business overlap
  47.7 76.8 SC 28 east (Pearman Dairy Road) – Starr, Abbeville East end of SC 28 and west end of SC 28 Business overlap
Anderson 48.5 78.1 US 178 west (Liberty Highway) – Liberty West end of US 178 overlap
49.8 80.1
SC 28 Bus. east (Main Street)
East end of SC 28 Business overlap
52.1 83.8
US 29 Bus. north / SC 81 north (Greenville Street)
North end of US 29 Business and SC 81 overlap
52.4 84.3 SC 24 (Whitner Street)
52.7 84.8 SC 81 south (Murray Street) – Starr South end of US 29 Business and SC 81 overlap
52.7 84.8
SC 28 Bus. (Main Street) – Abbeville, Augusta
54.0 86.9 US 29 south (Shockley Ferry Road) South end of US 29 overlap
54.6 87.9 US 29 north North end of US 29 overlap
  58.2 93.7 SC 252 east – Honea Path
  61.1 98.3 SC 413 – Iva
Belton 63.6 102.4 SC 20 east (Brown Avenue) – Due West East end of SC 20 overlap
63.7 102.5 SC 20 west (Main Street) – Williamston West end of SC 20 overlap
Honea Path 71.7 115.4 SC 252 west (Greer Street) – Anderson West end of SC 252 overlap
71.8 115.6 US 178 east (Church Street) – Due West, Greenwood East end of US 178 overlap
72.3 116.4 SC 252 east (Greer Street) – Ware Shoals East end of SC 252 overlap
Greenville   78.9 127.0 US 25 north (Augusta Road) – Greenville North end of US 25 overlap
Princeton 80.1 128.9 US 25 south (Augusta Road) – Ware Shoals, Greenwood South end of US 25 overlap
Laurens Hickory Tavern 86.2 138.7 SC 101 north / Neely Ferry Road – Gray Court, Waterloo
Laurens 94.0 151.3 SC 252 west – Ware Shoals
95.4 153.5
US 76 Bus. east (Main Street)
96.7 155.6 SC 14 north (Church Street) – Greenville North end of SC 14 overlap
96.9 155.9 SC 14 south (Church Street) – Laurens, Greenwood South end of SC 14 overlap
97.7 157.2 US 221 (Harper Street) – Woodruff, Spartanburg, Greenwood
99.5 160.1
US 76 Bus. west (Main Street) / SC 127 south – Laurens, Greenwood
Clinton 105.9 170.4
SC 56 Bus. / SC 72 Bus. (Broad Street) – Whitmire, Spartanburg, Greenwood, Saluda
107.7 173.3 SC 56 / SC 72 (Springdale Drive) – Whitmire, Spartanburg, Greenwood, Saluda
Joanna 111.8 179.9 SC 72 (Whitmire Highway) – Whitmire, Chappells
Newberry Kinards 114.9 184.9 SC 560 west – Cross Hill
Newberry 125.7 202.3 SC 121 (College Street) – Whitmire, Newberry
127.7 205.5 SC 34 east (Winnsboro Road) – Winnsboro East end of SC 34 overlap
127.9 205.8 SC 219 east (Main Street) – Pomaria
128.6 207.0 SC 34 west (Dixie Drive) – Greenwood West end of SC 34 overlap
Prosperity 133.5 214.8 SC 391 south (Main Street) – Batesburg-Leesville
  137.2 220.8 SC 773 north – Pomaria
Little Mountain 141.6 227.9 SC 202 east – Pomaria
Richland Ballentine 154.3 248.3 SC 6 east (Dreher Shoals Road) – Lexington
Irmo 155.5 250.3 US 176 west (Broad River Road) – Pomaria West end of US 176 overlap
158.3 254.8 101 I‑26 west / US 176 east (Broad River Road) – Spartanburg, Columbia West end of I-26 and east end of US 176 overlap
Signed as exits 101A (west) and 101B (east)
159.1 256.0 102 SC 60 (Lake Murray Boulevard) – Irmo Signed as exits 102A (west) and 102B (east)
160.3 258.0 103 Harbison Boulevard
Lexington   161.2 259.4 104 Piney Grove Road
  163.3 262.8 106 St. Andrews Road
Richland Columbia 164.0 263.9 107 I‑20 – Augusta, Florence Signed as exits 107A (west) and 107B (east)
164.5 264.7 108A Bush River Road
164.8 265.2 108B I‑26 east – Charleston, Airport East end of I-26 and west end of I-126 overlap
165.6 266.5 Colonial Life Boulevard to Bush River Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
166.7 268.3 Greystone Boulevard – Riverbanks Zoo
168.2 270.7 US 21 south / US 176 east / US 321 south (Huger Street) East end of I-126/US 176 and south end of US 21/US 321 overlap
168.8 271.7 SC 48 east (Assembly Street)
168.9 271.8 US 21 north / US 176 west / US 321 north (Main Street) – Chester, Rock Hill US 176 and North end of US 21/US 321 and west end of US 176 overlap
169.2 272.3 SC 277 north (Bull Street) to I‑20 to I‑77
169.7 273.1 SC 12 (Taylors Street) – Lexington To Fort Jackson
170.1 273.7 US 1 south / US 378 west (Gervais Street) South end of US 1 and west end of US 378 overlap
171.0 275.2 US 1 north (Millwood Avenue) – Camden North end of US 1 overlap
172.4 277.5 To US 21 to US 321 / Devine Street
173.3 278.9 SC 16 (Beltline Boulevard)
173.5 279.2 SC 760 east (Fort Jackson Boulevard) To Fort Jackson
175.1 281.8 SC 262 east (Leesburg Road) – Leesburg
175.3 282.1 I‑77 – Charleston, Charlotte
177.5 285.7 SC 768 west (Pineview Road)
Horrell Hill 182.6 293.9 SC 769 east (Congaree Road) – Congaree
  187.0 300.9 SC 764 east (Old Eastover Road) – Eastover
  191.9 308.8 US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) – St. Matthews, Camden
  194.2 312.5 SC 263 south (Vanboklen Road) – Eastover
Sumter Stateburg 201.4 324.1 SC 261 – Wedgefield, Horatio, Camden, Manning
Sumter 203.0 326.7 SC 441 (Patriot Parkway) – Bishopville
203.4 327.3 Shaw Drive To Shaw Air Force Base
209.7 337.5 SC 120 west (Alice Drive) – Pinewood
210.2 338.3
US 521 / US 76 Bus. east (Broad Street) – Sumter, Camden
212.4 341.8 US 15 (Main Street) – Bishopville Exit ramps connect via frontage roads
214.0 344.4 US 401 (Oswego Road) – Darlington Exit ramps connect via frontage roads
215.0 346.0
US 378 east / US 76 Bus. west (Liberty Street) – Conway, Sumter
East end of US 378 overlap
Mayesville 222.3 357.8 SC 154 north (Lafayette Street) – St. Charles
Lee   225.0 362.1 SC 527 (Elliott Highway) – Elliott, Kingstree
Lynchburg 231.9 373.2 SC 341 (Lynchburg Highway) – Bishopville, Lake City
Florence   239.6 385.6 SC 403 south (Cale Yarborough Highway) – Sardis South end of SC 403 overlap
Timmonsville 241.1 388.0 SC 403 north (Brockington Street) – Hartsville North end of SC 403 overlap
Florence 245.2 394.6 I‑95 – Savannah, Fayetteville
249.2 401.0 SC 51 south (2nd Loop Road) – Pamplico
249.5 401.5 I‑20 Bus. west (David H. McLeod Boulevard) – Columbia
251.9 405.4 US 52 (Irby Street) – Darlington, Charleston
  256.7 413.1 US 301 south (Freedom Boulevard) / SC 327 north (Williston Road) South end of US 301 and north end of SC 327 overlap
Mars Bluff 258.4 415.9 SC 327 (Francis Marion Road) – Pamplico South end of SC 327 overlap
Marion Pee Dee 265.6 427.4 US 301 north – Dillon North end of US 301 overlap; eastbound left exit and westbound entrance
West Marion 272.1 437.9 SC 576 south to US 501 – Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach
Marion 273.6 440.3
US 501 Bus. / SC 41 Alt. (Main Street) – Conway, Dillon
277.0 445.8 US 501 – Conway, Dillon
  I‑73 Proposed interchange[2][3]
Mullins 282.5 454.6 SC 41 / SC 917 (Main Street) – Loris, Dillon
Nichols 289.7 466.2 SC 9 north (Main Street) – Lake View, Dillon North end of SC 9 overlap
Horry   291.4 469.0 SC 9 south – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach South end of SC 9 overlap
State line 297.9 479.4 US 76 east – Fair Bluff, Wilmington
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Seneca business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 76 Business
Location: Seneca, South Carolina
Existed: 1958–2000

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1958 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Seneca, via North 1st Street. It was decommissioned in 2000, renumbered as part of SC 59 and SC 130.[4]

Laurens business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 76 Business
Location: Laurens, South Carolina
Length: 3.8 mi[5] (6.1 km)
Existed: 1982–present

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1982 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Laurens, via Main Street. The entire route is two-lane.[4]

Newberry business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 76 Business
Location: Newberry, South Carolina
Existed: 1952–2001

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1959 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Newberry, via College Street, Main Street, Glenn Street, and Adelaide Street. It was decommissioned in 2001, all becoming secondary roads, with exception to northern part of College Street being part of SC 121.[6]

Sumter business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 76 Business
Location: Sumter, South Carolina
Length: 5.9 mi[7] (9.5 km)
Existed: 1959–present

U.S. Route 76 Business was established in 1959 as a renumbering of mainline US 76 through downtown Sumter, via Liberty Street, Washington Street, and Broad Street.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "U.S. Route 76 in South Carolina". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-76+E&daddr=34.630535,-82.781938+to:34.5169311,-82.6590019+to:34.5099471,-82.4752829+to:34.4367444,-81.828178+to:34.2261695,-81.5465894+to:34.1369417,-81.2982717+to:34.1130279,-81.194216+to:34.0029486,-81.0279288+to:33.9861929,-80.9708815+to:33.9303731,-80.2931151+to:34.1970644,-79.7175014+to:US-76+W&hl=en&ll=33.564284,-80.952759&spn=3.945168,7.13562&sll=34.125448,-81.252651&sspn=0.122493,0.222988&geocode=Ff04EwIdetcI-w%3BFYdrEAIdDtkQ-ymxdlEQdGdYiDGjeX3tG4nncg%3BFcOvDgIdR7kS-ymnC8yIhW5YiDGhHPpPEjTg3Q%3BFXuUDgId7oYV-yl3VT81fRFYiDH95hDUftP7lA%3BFYh2DQIdrmYf-ymRKazb5sJXiDGjstkEb2PD2Q%3BFfk_CgIdo7Ij-yld0u1qZdVXiDFoC3gGNXG_yA%3BFW3jCAIdoXwn-ylbebhE9Jz4iDFZz1Gi5ODyow%3BFQOGCAIdGBMp-ylR4iZqMJ_4iDE5c0p0_NsPqA%3BFQTYBgIdqJwr-ynz28bW1Lr4iDGnaVceAfZ30g%3BFZCWBgIdf3ss-ymh5OOXELD4iDGMEjQvDtY6dA%3BFYW8BQIdBdM2-ymF8rb-62__iDGJHSemKlhEjQ%3BFUjOCQIdg5s_-ylbyWDjl11ViDELVnksV2LHIg%3BFV37CgId6exJ-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=7&sz=13&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11&t=p&z=8. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Staff. "Project Status: Southern Project". I-73 Environmental Impact Study. South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ South Carolina Department of Transportation (PDF). I-73 Southern Map (Map). Marion inset. http://www.i73insc.com/download/southernpage/marion.pdf. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved February 12, 2013. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ Google Inc. "U.S. Route 76 Business - Laurens, South Carolina". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=W+Main+St%2FShopping+Center+76&daddr=E+Main+St&hl=en&ll=34.500049,-82.016802&spn=0.057791,0.111494&sll=34.492224,-81.980292&sspn=0.007189,0.013937&geocode=FbNpDgIduRIc-w%3BFexUDgIdzgId-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=14. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "Report of the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering to the Standing Committee on Highways, Saturday, May 19, 2001, Wichita, Kansas" (PDF). AASHTO. May 19, 2001. p. 4. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Google Inc. "U.S. Route 76 Business - Sumter, South Carolina". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Robert+E+Graham+Fwy&daddr=33.928121,-80.3456405+to:E+Liberty+St&hl=en&ll=33.939871,-80.344305&spn=0.057891,0.111494&sll=33.937948,-80.332632&sspn=0.057893,0.111494&geocode=FZEiBgIdn241-w%3BFbmzBQId2AU2-yl3RvOVP2__iDG6BEC8g_iuGQ%3BFZ21BQIdfZw2-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&t=p&z=14. Retrieved February 12, 2013.

External links[edit]


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