U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina

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U.S. Route 25 marker

U.S. Route 25
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 140.6 mi[1] (226.3 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 / SR 121 at the GA state line near North Augusta
  I-20 in North Augusta
US 378 near Limestone
US 178 / US 221 in Greenwood
US 76 in Princeton
I-185 near Canterbury
I-85 near Greenville
I-185 / US 29 near Greenville
US 123 near Greenville
US 276 in Travelers Rest
North end: US 25 at the NC line near Travelers Rest
Location
Counties: Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, Laurens, Greenville
Highway system
SC 24 I-26

U.S. Route 25 (US 25) is a U.S. Highway that travels from Brunswick, Georgia to the Kentucky-Ohio state line, where Covington, Kentucky meets Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River. In the U.S. state of South Carolina, it begins as a 140.4-mile-long (226.0 km) highway that travels south to north in the western part of the state, serving the northern part of the Augusta metropolitan area, Greenwood, and Greenville on its path from North Augusta to North Carolina in the Saluda Mountains, near Travelers Rest.

Route description[edit]

ADHS corridor W[edit]

US 25, from I-85 to the North Carolina state line, is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which is part of Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Of the 30.7-mile (49.4 km) section of US 25, only 22.9-mile (36.9 km) was authorized for ADHS funding. In the 2013 fiscal year, South Carolina completed Corridor W and also became the first state to complete its entire ADHS miles among all 13 Appalachian states.[2] The entire section of US 25 along Corridor W boasts a four-to-six-lane limited-access road, with interchanges at major intersections.

History[edit]

Established in 1927 as an original US highway, it was assigned to the entirety of SC 21, which was removed the following year. Traveling closely as it does today, it went from North Augusta to Travelers Rest, connecting the cities and towns of Edgefield, Greenwood, Ware Shoals, and Greenville.

In 1937, US 25 was rerouted in Greenville, moving onto College Avenue from Main Street to Buncombe Street. By 1961, US 25 was moved onto a new bypass east of North Augusta, leaving US 25 Bus. In 1963, Ware Shoals was bypassed east, leaving another US 25 Bus. In 1964, US 25 was rerouted onto new primary routing east of Travelers Rest, leaving Main Street to US 276 and Poinsett Highway downgraded to secondary (today now an unsigned US 25 Conn).[3][4]

By 1969, US 25 was rerouted onto a western bypass of Greenville, replacing SC 250; the old alignment was replaced by US 25 Bus. Also in same year, US 25 was given its current eastern bypass around Greenwood, leaving US 25 Bus along its old alignment along Main and Montague Streets. In 1973, US 25 was rerouted in northern Greenville County onto new modern ascent along the Saluda Mountains; the old route was downgraded to secondary (Old Highway 25 - S-23-969).[4][5]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Aiken North Augusta 0.0 0.0 US 1 south / US 25 south / US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 10 west / SR 121 south – Augusta Continuation from Georgia over the Savannah River
0.2 0.32 5th Street Bridge / River North Drive
0.7 1.1 US 1 north / US 78 east / US 278 east – Aiken North end of US 1 and east end of US 78/US 278 overlap
1.6 2.6 SC 125 / SC 230 (Atomic Road) – North Augusta, Savannah River Site South end of SC 230 overlap
2.1 3.4 SC 230 north (Martintown Road) – Lake Thurmond North end of SC 230 overlap
3.8 6.1
US 25 Bus. south (Georgia Avenue) – Augusta
4.8 7.7 SC 126 east (Belvedere Clearwater Road) – Clearwater
6.4 10.3 To I-520 I-520 exit 22.
7.2 11.6 I-20 – Columbia, Atlanta I-20 exit 5.
Edgefield Trenton 20.4 32.8 SC 19 south / SC 121 north – Aiken, Johnston North end of SC 121 overlap
Edgefield 26.1 42.0 SC 23 east (Columbia Road) – Johnston East end of SC 23 overlap
26.5 42.6 SC 23 west (Main Street) – Modoc West end of SC 23 overlap
27.6 44.4 SC 430 – Saluda, Johnston
30.7 49.4 SC 283 west – Plum Branch
38.6 62.1 US 378 – Saluda, McCormick
Greenwood 53.7 86.4 US 178 east – Columbia East end of US 178 overlap
54.9 88.4 SC 67 south (Callison Highway) – Callison
55.4 89.2 SC 225 north – Abbeville
Greenwood 56.6 91.1
US 221 south / US 25 Bus. north / US 178 Bus. west – McCormick
South end of US 221 overlap
57.7 92.9 SC 34 north (Ninety Six Highway) – Ninety Six
61.3 98.7
US 221 north / SC 72 east / SC 72 Bus. west (Reynolds Avenue) – Laurens, Clinton
North end of US 221 and east end of SC 72 overlap
62.9 101.2 SC 254 (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
63.5 102.2
US 25 Bus. south / US 178 Bus. east / SC 72 west – Abbeville
West end of SC 72 overlap
Hodges 69.5 111.8 US 178 west (Moorefield Street) to SC 185 – Anderson, Due West West end of US 178 overlap
70.3 113.1 SC 246 (Emerson Street) – Cokesbury, Hodges
71.1 114.4 SC 254 south (Cokesbury Road) – Cokesbury
Ware Shoals 76.6 123.3
US 25 Bus. north (Greenwood Avenue) – Ware Shoals
Laurens 78.1 125.7 Power House Road
80.0 128.7
US 25 Bus. south / SC 252 – Ware Shoals, Laurens
Princeton 86.4 139.0 US 76 east – Laurens East end of US 76 overlap
Greenville 87.6 141.0 US 76 west (Princeton Highway) – Honea Path West end of US 76 overlap
Ware Place 97.3 156.6 SC 247 south (Cooley Bridge Road) – Belton
97.4 156.8 SC 8 west (Pelzer Highway) / SC 418 east (Old Hundred Road) – Pelzer, Fountain Inn
Canterbury 102.4 164.8 SC 86 west (Bessie Road) – Piedmont
104.2 167.7
I-185 (Southern Connector) – Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenville, Atlanta
107.6 173.2 SC 291 north (Augusta Highway) – Greenville
110.0 177.0 I-85 – Spartanburg, Atlanta
Gantt 110.7 178.2 SC 20 (Piedmont Highway) to I-185 north to US 29 north – Greenville, Piedmont
111.0 178.6 I-185 south / US 29 south – Atlanta
112.2 180.6 SC 81 (Anderson Road) – Greenville, Anderson
113.5 182.7 US 123 (New Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley, Clemson
114.7 184.6 SC 124 (Old Easley Highway) – Greenville, Easley
115.1 185.2 SC 253 (Blue Ridge Drive) – Greer, Easley
118.2 190.2 SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) – Greenville, Pickens
Travelers Rest 122.6 197.3 US 276 east (Poinsett Highway) – Greenville East end of US 276 overlap; no northbound exit, southbound left exit
123.2 198.3 US 276 west (Main Street) – Cleveland, Caesars Head, Brevard West end of US 276 overlap; northbound left exit
124.8 200.8
US 25 Conn. south / US 276 Conn. west (Poinsett Highway) – Travelers Rest
Unsigned connector route
129.1 207.8 SC 290 east (Locust Hill Road) – Greer
129.9 209.1 SC 414 west (Bates Crossing Road) West end of SC 414 overlap
130.0 209.2 SC 414 east – Tigerville East end of SC 414 overlap; to North Greenville University and Campbell's Covered Bridge
133.5 214.8 SC 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) – Cleveland, Gowensville, Marietta
134.3 216.1 Old Highway 25 – Camp Old Indian, Saluda To Poinsett Bridge
140.6 226.3 US 25 north – Hendersonville, Asheville Continuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (June 29, 2013). "U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Status of Corridors in South Carolina" (PDF). Appalachian Regional Commission. September 30, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1957. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1965. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1973. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 

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