South Carolina Highway 48

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South Carolina Highway 48 marker

South Carolina Highway 48
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length29.0 mi[1] (46.7 km)
Existed1930–present
Major junctions
West end US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 in Columbia
 
East end US 601 in Wateree
Location
CountiesRichland
Highway system
SC 47SC 49

South Carolina Highway 48 (SC 48) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves southern Richland County and access to the Congaree National Park.

Route description[edit]

SC 48 west towards Columbia

SC 48 begins in downtown Columbia along Assembly Street. It traverses west, passing alongside the South Carolina State House and the University of South Carolina, before turning onto Rosewood Drive and then onto Bluff Road. After leaving the Columbia city limits, it continues through southeastern Richland County as a two-lane rural highway to U.S. Route 601 (US 601).

History[edit]

Established in 1930 as a new primary routing, it originally traversed from Gervais Street, going east along Assembly Street, to US 601 in Wateree. Various adjustments in its downtown routing have been made between 1937-46. In 1950, SC 48 was straightened out between Gadsden and Wateree, leaving behind Old Bluff Road. In 1978, SC 48 was extended west to its current western terminus at Elmwood Avenue.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Richland County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Columbia0.00.0 US 21 / US 76 / US 176 / US 321 (Elmwood Avenue) – Spartanburg, Greenville, Chester, Rock Hill
0.50.80 SC 12 (Taylor Street) – LexingtonTo Fort Jackson
1.01.6 US 1 / US 378 (Gervais Street)
1.52.4 To US 21 south to US 176 west to US 321 south (West Blossom Street) – Cayce
To US 76 east to US 378 east (East Blossom Street) – Sumter
To Columbia Metropolitan Airport
To Fort Jackson
2.54.0 SC 16 (Rosewood Drive)
5.48.7 SC 768 east (Beltline Boulevard)
5.69.0 I-77 – Charleston, CharlotteI-77 exit 5.
17.728.5Mountain View RoadTo Congaree National Park
Gadsden21.234.1 SC 769 (Congaree Road) – Congaree
Wateree29.046.7 US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) – St. Matthews, Orangeburg, Camden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (November 23, 2012). "South Carolina Highway 48" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page (SC 40-49)". Retrieved November 23, 2012.[unreliable source][self-published source]

External links[edit]

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