South Carolina Highway 555

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South Carolina Highway 555 marker

South Carolina Highway 555
Farrow Road
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length14.90 mi[1] (23.98 km)
Existed1942–present
Major junctions
South end SC 12 in Columbia
 
North end US 21 near Blythewood
Location
CountiesRichland
Highway system
SC 544SC 557

South Carolina Highway 555 (SC 555) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves as an alternate route from downtown Columbia to Blythewood.

Route description[edit]

Junction of SC 555 along US 21

SC 555 traverses 14.67 miles (23.61 km) from SC 12 in downtown Columbia to U.S. Route 21 (US 21) near Blythewood. Before Interstate 77 (I-77) was completed in the area, SC 555 served as a major thoroughfare; today it is an alternate route. The highway is four lanes south of I-77 and two lanes north of it.[2]

History[edit]

The highway was established in 1941 or 1942 as a new primary routing traveling from SC 12 to US 21. Between 1948 and 1952, the highway was downgraded to secondary status until entire length was paved. SC 555 was widened to four lanes in phases: SC 12 to SC 16 by 1964, to I-20 by 1970, and finally to I-77 by 1982.[3]

Major junctions[edit]

The entire route is in Richland County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Columbia0.000.00 SC 12 (Taylor Street) / Harden Street – Fort Jackson
1.632.62 SC 16 (Beltline Road)
1.893.04 SC 277 (Bull Street) to I-20 / I-77
5.779.29 I-20 – Florence, AugustaExit 72 (I-20)
8.1013.04 I-77 – Charleston, CharlotteExit 19 (I-77)
Blythewood14.9023.98 US 21 (Wilson Boulevard) – Columbia, Blythewood
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b South Carolina Department of Transportation: Statewide Highways 2012. Specifics: . Files: .
  2. ^ Google (November 24, 2012). "South Carolina Highway 555" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page (SC 550-569)". Retrieved November 24, 2012.[unreliable source]

External links[edit]

Route map:

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