South Carolina Highway 28
|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length||131.26 mi (211.24 km)|
|Savannah River Scenic Byway|
|West end||SR 28 at the Georgia line near Pine Mountain, GA|
|East end||SR 28 at the Georgia line near Clarks Hill|
|West end||SR 28 at the Georgia line in Beech Island|
|East end||US 278 / SC 125 in Beech Island|
|Counties||Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, McCormick, Aiken|
South Carolina Highway 28 (SC 28) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It consists of two segments of highway signed as east–west but physically traveling north-south from the Georgia–South Carolina border near Mountain Rest to Beech Island. It is part of a continuous highway separated by a 17.5-mile (28.2 km) stretch through Augusta, Georgia.
SC 28 is part of a three-state highway 28, that totals 238 miles (383 km) from Tapoco, North Carolina to Beech Island, South Carolina. Both Georgia and South Carolina have two sections of Highway 28.
Starting at the Russell Bridge over the Chattooga River, SC 28 starts off as a mountain rural highway, cutting through the Chattooga Ridge at Callas Gap (highest point on route). After passing Stumphouse Mountain, the curves end as it enters Walhalla. Once south of Walhalla, the road expands to four-lane (some sections divided), traveling straight to Seneca, then east around Clemson then south towards and around Anderson. Once south of Anderson, it switches into a two-lane rural road through Antreville, around Abbeville, and through McCormick. Along the banks of Lake Strom Thurmond, it eventually crosses over a non-dammed section of the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia.
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Established as an original primary route in 1922, SC 28 went northwest from Allendale, through Ellenton, to Beech Island. In 1928, it was extended southeast, replacing SC 1 from Allendale to Yemassee, then replaced SC 30 to Beaufort. Seven years later, SC 28 was truncated in Yemassee, replaced by an extension of US 21 to Beaufort.
In 1938, SC 28 was extended northwest, going through Georgia as Georgia State Route 28 to Abbeville (replacing SC 20); then from Abbeville to Anderson (replacing SC 18); and finally from Anderson to the Georgia state line along the Chattooga River (replacing SC 24).
In 1940, SC 28 was extended southeast to Gardens Corner as new primary routing; however, eight years later the extension was dropped, truncated back in Yemassee.
In 1951 or 1952, SC 28 between Beech Island and Allendale was cut off by the establishment of the Savannah River Site. In 1953, SC 28 was rerouted north around the Savannah River Site (replacing part of SC 781), then along new primary routing south to Barnwell, and then back to Allendale (replacing part of SC 3). Most of the old route became part of SC 125 and SC 641; other sections, that now reside in the Savannah River Site, are off limits.
In 1957 or 1958, two bypass routes were built along SC 28: Seneca and Abbeville; old routes through both cities became SC 28 Business. In 1959, SC 28 was straightened out east of Seneca, avoiding Newry. In the early 1960s, two more bypass routes were built along SC 28: Anderson and Pendleton; also, SC 28 was rerouted north and east around Clemson, leaving SC 93.
In 1965, SC 28 was truncated at Beech Island, all points east was replaced by US 278 and SC 68. In 1973, SC 28 was moved south onto new road between Walhalla and Bounty Land, the old route became "Old Walhalla Highway".
|Oconee||||0.00||0.00||SR 28 west – Highland||Georgia state line, on the Russell Bridge|
|||8.57||13.79||SC 107 north (Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway) – Cashiers||To Oconee State Park; southern terminus of SC 107|
|Walhalla||16.82||27.07||SC 183 south (College Street) – Westminster||Western end of SC 183 concurrency|
|16.91||27.21||SC 183 north (Catherine Street) – Pickens||Eastern end of SC 183 concurrency|
|SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) to I-85 south – Tamassee, Salem||Interchange|
|Union Road / Popular Springs Road – Richland||Interchange|
|Bounty Land||22.79||36.68||SC 188 north (Keowee School Road) / Bountyland Road||Southern terminus of SC 188|
|Seneca||23.96||38.56|| US 76 west / US 123 south (Sandifer Boulevard) – Westminster|
SC 59 south (West North 1st Street) – Seneca
|Western end of US 76 and US 123 concurrencies; northern terminus of SC 59|
|North Pine Street / Northampton Road||Interchange|
|26.44||42.55||SC 130 (Rochester Highway) – Seneca, Newry, Salem|
|Pickens||Clemson||32.69||52.61||SC 133 north (College Avenue) – Six Mile, Clemson, Clemson University||Southern terminus of SC 133|
|33.07||53.22||US 123 north (Calhoun Memorial Highway) – Easley, Greenville||Eastern end of US 123 concurrency|
|SC 93 north (Old Greenville Highway) – Greenville, Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University||Southern terminus of SC 93; interchange|
SC 28 Bus. east (Pendleton Road) – Pendleton
|Western terminus of SC 28 Bus.|
SC 28 Bus. west (Mechanic Street) – Pendleton
|Eastern terminus of SC 28 Bus.|
|38.65||62.20||SC 187 south to I-85 south||Northern terminus of SC 187|
|I-85 – Greenville, Atlanta||Exit 19 (I-85)|
US 76 east to US 178 / SC 28 Bus. east (Clemson Boulevard) – Anderson
US 178 Conn. to US 178
|Eastern end of US 76 concurrency, western terminus of SC 28 Bus.; interchange; no access from US 178 Conn. to and from US 76|
|||50.22||80.82||SC 24 (Whitner Street) – Anderson, Townville||To Anderson Regional Airport|
US 29 Bus. (Sayre Street)
|52.85||85.05||US 29 / SC 81 (Murray Avenue)|
SC 28 Bus. west (Main Street)
|Eastern terminus of SC 28 Bus.|
|||57.20||92.05||SC 185 south (Due West Highway) – Due West||Northern terminus of SC 185|
|||62.76||101.00||SC 413 – Iva, Belton|
|Abbeville||||66.77||107.46||SC 284 north (Trail Road) – Belton||Western end of SC 284 concurrency|
|Antreville||68.02||109.47||SC 184 west – Iva||Western end of SC 184 concurrency|
|||68.63||110.45||SC 284 south – Lowndesville||Eastern end of SC 284 concurrency|
|||69.01||111.06||SC 184 east – Due West||Eastern end of SC 184 concurrency|
|||79.45||127.86|| SC 20 Conn. east (Hill Road) to SC 20 – Due West|
SC 28 Conn. east (North Main Street) to SC 71 – Abbeville
|Western termini of SC 20 Conn. and SC 28 Conn.|
|Abbeville||79.93||128.63||SC 71 – Lowndesville, Abbeville|
|||82.84||133.32||SC 72 (Greenwood Street) – Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Mount Carmel|
|McCormick||||97.04||156.17||SC 81 north (Savannah River Scenic Byway) – Willington, Mount Carmel, Calhoun Falls||Southern terminus of SC 81|
|||102.35||164.72||SC 10 north – Greenwood||Southern terminus of SC 10|
|McCormick||104.00||167.37||US 221 north / US 378 (Gold Street) – Greenwood, Lincolnton||Northern end of US 221 concurrency; to Baker Creek S.P. and Hickory Knob S.P.|
|Plum Branch||108.83||175.14||SC 283 east (Edgefield Street) / Collier Street – Edgefield||Western terminus of SC 283|
|Modoc||118.17||190.18||SC 23 east – Edgefield||Western terminus of SC 23|
|Clarks Hill||122.64||197.37||US 221 south (Clarks Hill Highway) – Appling||South end of US 221 overlap|
|||129.60||208.57||SR 28 east (Furys Ferry Road) – Augusta||Georgia state line, on the Furys Ferry Bridge|
|Highway travels through Georgia as SR 28|
|Aiken||Beech Island||129.60||208.57||SR 28 west (Sand Bar Ferry Road) – Augusta||Georgia state line, on the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge|
|131.26||211.24||US 278 (Williston Road) to SC 125 – Barnwell, Jackson, North Augusta|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Seneca business loop
|Location||Seneca, South Carolina|
SC 28 Business (SC 28 Bus.) was a business loop that used to follow original SC 28 through the downtown Seneca; it has since been decommissioned.
Pendleton business loop
|Location||Pendleton, South Carolina|
|Length||3.90 mi (6.28 km)|
Anderson business loop
|Location||Anderson, South Carolina|
|Length||6.97 mi (11.22 km)|
|Location||Abbeville, South Carolina|
|Length||0.42 mi (0.68 km)|
SC 28 Connector (SC 28 Conn.) is an unsigned connector road following North Main Street northwest of downtown Abbeville. It travels 0.4 miles (0.64 km) between SC 71 and SC 28 and the unsigned SC 20 Conn.
Abbeville business loop
|Location||Abbeville, South Carolina|
SC 28 Bus. was a business loop used to follow original SC 28 through downtown Abbeville; it has since been decommissioned.
Ellenton alternate route
|Location||Ellenton, South Carolina|
SC 28 Alternate (SC 28 Alt.) was a route that provided direct access to Ellenton's town center from the mainline. In 1952, it along with Ellenton was abandoned with the establishment of the Savannah River Site.
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