South Carolina Highway 34

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South Carolina Highway 34 marker

South Carolina Highway 34
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 186.8 mi[1] (300.6 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
West end:
US 25 Bus. / US 178 Bus. / SC 10 in Greenwood
  US 76 in Newberry
I-26 in Newberry
I-77 near Ridgeway
US 21 in Ridgeway
US 1 / US 601 in Lugoff
US 15 in Bishopville
I-95 near Dillon
East end: US 301 / US 501 / SC 9 / SC 57 in Dillon
Location
Counties: Greenwood, Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Darlington, Marlboro, Dillon
Highway system
SC 33 SC 35

South Carolina Highway 34 (SC 34) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As one of the longer state highways, it traverses the state east-west from Greenwood to Dillon, connecting the cities of Newberry, Winnsboro, Camden, Bishopville and Darlington.

Route description[edit]

SC 34 begins as a hidden highway in downtown Greenwood, at the intersection of Main Street and Maxwell Avenue. On city and state official maps, SC 34 is on an east parallel to US 25 Bus./US 178 Bus. along Main Street with some sections being in concurrency; however, no signage identifies this unique relationship, thus the hidden status for 1.6 miles (2.6 km). At the intersection of Main Street and Ninety Six Highway, the first signage of SC 34 appears, heading east to Ninety Six.[2]

SC 34 travels through the town of Ninety Six and near the Ninety Six National Historic Site. Near Newberry, it takes a bypass route along Dixie Drive and Wilson Road, before continuing east to Winnsboro. Now going southeast, it goes through Ridgeway, to Lugoff, where it overlaps with US 1/US 601 to Camden. Continuing east and parallel to I-20, SC 34 joins with US 15 at Bishopville and skirts north of Lee State Park. East of Lydia, SC 34 separates from US 15 and goes directly to Darlington. Heading in a northeasterly direction now, it goes through Brownsville then east into downtown Dillon, where it ends at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue.

History[edit]

An original part of the South Carolina state route system, in 1922 the road ran from Darlington to Ridgeway. In 1933 the road was extended to Dillon and about 1943 a bridge over the Pee Dee river was opened. In the early 1950s the road was extended to Greenwood, creating the current configuration. SC 34 was bypassed south around Newberry in 1976 and the original route through the town remained as SC 34 Business. The first part of the road to be paved was the section though Camden in 1929. Over the next several years other parts were paved until the road was fully paved by the early 1940s. During the past several decades, much of the route has been widened to four lanes.

Junction list[edit]

SC 34, SC 246 and SC 248 in Ninety Six
County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Greenwood Greenwood 0.0 0.0
US 25 Bus. north / US 178 Bus. west (Main Street) / SC 10 south (Maxwell Avenue)
North end of US 25 Bus. and west end of US 178 Bus. overlap
1.6 2.6
US 25 Bus. south / US 178 Bus. east (Main Street) – Edgefield, Saluda
South end of US 25 Bus. and east end of US 178 Bus. overlap
2.8 4.5 US 25 / US 178 / US 221 – McCormick, Saluda, Anderson, Greenville
Ninety Six 9.0 14.5 SC 246 north / SC 248 south – Coronaca, Epworth North end of SC 246 overlap; to Ninety Six National Historic Site
9.1 14.6 SC 246 south – Saluda South end of SC 246 overlap
14.6 23.5 SC 702 – Saluda To Greenwood State Park
Newberry Chappells 19.0 30.6 SC 39 – Laurens, Saluda
Silverstreet 30.2 48.6 SC 121 south – Saluda South end of SC 121 overlap
34.8 56.0 SC 121 north (Kendall Road) – Whitmire North end of SC 121 overlap
Newberry 35.6 57.3 Boundary Street – Newberry
36.6 58.9 SC 395 (Nance Street) to SC 194 – Newberry
38.2 61.5 US 76 east (Wilson Road) – Prosperity East end of US 76 overlap
39.0 62.8 SC 219 east (Main Street) – Pomaria
39.2 63.1 US 76 west (Wilson Road) – Clinton West end of US 76 overlap
41.5 66.8 I-26 – Columbia, Spartanburg I-26 exit 74.
45.9 73.9 US 176 – Pomaria, Whitmire
Fairfield 60.4 97.2 SC 215 – Monticello, Carlisle
Winnsboro 72.9 117.3 US 321 north / SC 200 north – Chester, Great Falls North end of US 321 overlap
Winnsboro Mills 76.3 122.8
US 321 Bus. north / SC 213 west – Jenkinsville
76.6 123.3 US 321 south – Columbia South end of US 321 overlap
82.8 133.3 I-77 – Columbia, Charlotte I-77 exit 34.
Ridgeway 85.2 137.1 US 21 north (Palmer Road) / Longtown Road – Great Falls, Longtown North end of US 21 overlap
85.5 137.6 US 21 south (Means Street) – Columbia South end of US 21 overlap
Kershaw Lugoff 103.0 165.8 US 1 south / US 601 south – Columbia, St. Matthews South end of US 1/US 601 overlap
Camden 105.5 169.8 Springdale Drive
107.8 173.5 US 521 / US 601 north (Broad Street) – Sumter, Kershaw North end of US 601 overlap
109.2 175.7 US 1 north – Bethune, Cheraw North end of US 1 overlap; to Woodward Field
Lee 119.1 191.7 To I-20 / S-31-31
Bishopville 129.7 208.7 US 15 south (Main Street) / SC 341 south (Church Street) – Sumter, Columbia, Lynchburg South end of US 15/SC 341 overlap
131.1 211.0 SC 341 north (Bethune Highway) – Bethune North end of SC 341 overlap
Darlington Lees Crossroads 141.0 226.9 US 15 north (Fifth Street) / SC 403 (Oates Highway) – Hartsville, Timmonsville North end of US 15 overlap
Earlys Crossroads 147.1 236.7 SC 151 north (Bobo Newsom Highway) – Hartsville North end of SC 151 overlap
Darlington 152.4 245.3 US 52 / US 401 (Governor Williams Highway) – Cheraw, Florence
152.7 245.7 SC 151 to US 401 (34-401 Connector) – Sumter South end of SC 151 overlap
153.1 246.4 SC 340 south (Washington Street) – Timmonsville
153.7 247.4
US 52 Bus. (Main Street) – Cheraw, Bennettsville, Florence
Marlboro Brownsville 171.3 275.7 SC 38 – Bennettsville, Marion
Dillon 184.3 296.6 I-95 – Florence, Fayetteville I-95 exit 190.
Dillon 186.8 300.6 US 301 / US 501 / SC 9 / SC 57 – Florence, Lake View, Fayetteville, Bennettsville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Newberry business loop[edit]


South Carolina Highway 34 Business
Location: Newberry, South Carolina
Length: 2.6 mi[3] (4.2 km)
Existed: 1976–2010

SC 34 Business was established in 1976, following the old mainline route through downtown Newberry, via Boundary Street, Caldwell Street and Main Street. Sometime between 2006-2010 the route was decommissioned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (September 3, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 34" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Greenwood Urban Area, Greenwood County (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. March 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Google (September 2, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 34 Business - Newberry" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 

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