South Carolina Highway 700

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South Carolina Highway 700 marker

South Carolina Highway 700
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length 20.38 mi[1] (32.80 km)
Major junctions
West end Dead end in Rockville
  SC 171 in Charleston
East end US 17 in Charleston
Location
Counties Charleston
Highway system
SC 692SC 702

South Carolina Highway 700 (SC 700) is a state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Known for most of its length as Maybank Highway, the state highway runs 20.38 miles (32.80 km) from a dead end in Rockville east to U.S. Highway 17 (US 17) in Charleston. SC 700 connects Charleston with James Island, Johns Island, and Wadmalaw Island in southwestern Charleston County.

Route description[edit]

SC 700 begins at a dead end in the town of Rockville on Wadmalaw Island. The terminus is on the north side of Bohicket Creek, which separates Wadmalaw Island from Seabrook Island, a short distance east of Bohicket Creek's mouth on the North Edisto River. The state highway heads northeast as Maybank Highway, a two-lane road that passes by the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only working tea plantation in the United States, and near the Firefly Distillery, which is on Bear Bluff Road on the portion of the island north of Leadenwah Creek. SR 700 crosses Church Creek onto Johns Island, enters an outlying section of the city of Charleston, and arrives at the main crossroads of the island near the site of the venerable Angel Oak. Main Road heads north from the junction through the northern part of the island before crossing the Stono River on the John F. Limehouse Memorial Bridge to meet US 17 between Rantowles and Charleston. Bohicket Road heads south toward Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island. SC 700 continues east and near the eastern end of the island intersects River Road, which leads south to Charleston Executive Airport.[2][3]

SC 700 expands to four lanes and crosses Pennys Creek and the Stono River on the high-level Paul Gelegotis Bridge and enters James Island. The highway passes through a golf course and along the south side of the historic Riverland Terrace neighborhood. SC 700 continues into a commercial area where the highway has a wye-type junction with SC 171 (Folly Road) west of the McLeod Plantation and Charleston Country Club. Old Folly Road is used for the movements from eastbound SC 700 to southbound SC 171 and from northbound SC 171 to westbound SC 700. SC 700 and SC 171 head north concurrently on Folly Road, which has two lanes northbound and three lanes southbound. The highways enter the West Ashley section of Charleston by crossing Wappoo Creek, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, on a drawbridge named for Burnet R. Maybank. SC 700 and SC 171 diverge at a directional intersection that does not allow access from southbound SR 171 to eastbound SC 700. SC 171 heads north as Wesley Drive and is used to access southbound US 17 (Savannah Highway) and SC 61 (St. Andrews Boulevard). SC 700 heads northeast as five-lane Folly Road (three lanes westbound and two lanes eastbound) to its eastern terminus at a partial interchange with US 17 just west of the U.S. Highway's interchange with SC 61 and its bridges over the Ashley River. The interchange allows access between SC 700 and US 17 in the direction of the peninsular section of Charleston.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Charleston County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Rockville0.000.00Dead endWestern terminus
Charleston18.9930.56 SC 171 south (Folly Road) – Folly BeachWest end of concurrency with SC 171
19.9632.12 SC 171 north (Wesley Drive) to US 17 south / SC 61 – North Charleston, SavannahEast end of concurrency with SC 171
20.3832.80 US 17 north (Savannah Highway) – Charleston, Mount PleasantEastern terminus; southbound exit from and northbound entrance to US 17
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Highways - Zipped Shapefile of roads maintained by SCDOT - Statewide (ESRI shapefile) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b "General County Highway Maps". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  3. ^ a b Google (2012-05-26). "South Carolina Highway 700" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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