South Carolina Highway 28

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South Carolina Highway 28 marker

South Carolina Highway 28
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length 131.26 mi[1] (211.24 km)
Existed 1922 – present
Tourist
routes
Savannah River Scenic Byway
Northwestern segment
West end SR 28 at the Ga. line near Pine Mountain, GA
Major
junctions
East end SR 28 at the Ga. line near Clarks Hill
Southeastern segment
West end SR 28 at the Ga. line in Beech Island
East end US 278 in Beech Island
Location
Counties Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, McCormick, Aiken
Highway system
SC 27 US 29

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

SC 28 returns into the state, just southeast of Augusta as a four-lane highway for 1.9 miles (3.1 km) before ending in Beech Island at U.S. Route 278 (US 278).[4]

History[edit]

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 AndersRoad 28on 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".[5]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
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
West Union 17.97–
18.53
28.92–
29.82
SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) to I-85 south – Tamassee, Salem Interchange
19.50–
19.95
31.38–
32.11
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
25.19–
25.32
40.54–
40.75
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
33.71–
33.95
54.25–
54.64
SC 93 north (Old Greenville Highway) – Greenville, Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University Southern terminus of SC 93; interchange
34.13 54.93
SC 28 Bus. east (Pendleton Road) – Pendleton
Western terminus of SC 28 Bus.
Anderson Pendleton 37.99 61.14
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
Northlake 43.93–
44.43
70.70–
71.50
I-85 – Greenville, Atlanta Exit 19 (I-85)
45.88–
46.13
73.84–
74.24

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
Homeland Park 52.09 83.83
US 29 Bus. (Sayre Street)
52.85 85.05 US 29 / SC 81 (Murray Avenue)
52.98 85.26
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

Special routes[edit]

Seneca business loop[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Business
Location Seneca, South Carolina
Existed 1957–2000

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.[5]

Pendleton business loop[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Business
Location Pendleton, South Carolina
Length 3.90 mi[1] (6.28 km)
Existed 1962–present

SC 28 Bus. is a 3.9 miles (6.3 km) route follows the original SC 28 through downtown Pendleton via Pendleton Road and Mechanic Street.[5][6]

Anderson business loop[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Business
Location Anderson, South Carolina
Length 6.97 mi[1] (11.22 km)
Existed 1960–present

SC 28 Bus. is a seven-mile (11 km) route that follows the original SC 28 through downtown Anderson via Clemson Boulevard and Main Street.[5][7]

Abbeville connector[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Connector
Location Abbeville, South Carolina
Length 0.42 mi[1] (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.[8]

Abbeville business loop[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Business
Location Abbeville, South Carolina
Existed 1957–1989

SC 28 Bus. was a business loop used to follow original SC 28 through downtown Abbeville; it has since been decommissioned.[5]

Ellenton alternate route[edit]


South Carolina Highway 28 Alternate
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.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Statewide Highways (shapefile)" (zip). South Carolina Department of Transportation. September 29, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-06-29). "NC,GA,SC 28" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  3. ^ Google (2011-07-01). "SC 28 (North)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  4. ^ Google (2011-06-29). "SC 28 (South)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved 2011-07-01. [self-published source]
  6. ^ Google (July 1, 2011). "SC 28 Business - Pendleton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Google (July 1, 2011). "SC 28 Business - Anderson" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Google (March 25, 2018). "South Carolina Highway 28" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  9. ^ General Highway Map, Aiken County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

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