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The Highways of South Carolina SC 290 to 299 
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SC 290
From: US 25 (Greenville County)
To: US 221 Moore (Spartanburg County).
Total Length: 30.5 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 25: 0 - 0
SC 253 NB: 5.5 - 5.5
SC 253 SB: 0.2 - 5.7
SC 101 NB: 5.9 - 11.6
US 29: 0.5 - 12.1
SC 14: 1.7 - 13.8
SC 101 SB, SC 357: 0.3 - 14.1
Spartanburg-Greenville Line: 0 - 14.1
SC 292: 4.6 - 18.7
I-85 (exit 63): 2.8 - 21.5
SC 296: 3.1 - 24.6
SC 417: 1.3 - 25.9
US 221: 4.6 - 30.5
Creation: Created as new primary routing in 1937 or 1938. Ran 5 miles from US 29 (current SC 290-292 split) Duncan to near Fairmont Mills.
Adjustments: SC 290 was extended east to US 221 Moore in 1939.
About 1946, SC 290 was extended west to US 29 west of Greer (or possibly to just SC 101-357). This replaced US 29's original Duncan to Greer routing.
Between 1962-64, SC 290 was extended northwest to US 25, replacing all of SC 415.
Improvements: SC 290 was fully paved in 1941 or 1942; no multilane sections shown on 2004 Official Map.
Comment: SC 290 serves the downtown area of Greer.
SC 291
From: US 25 Donaldson (Greenville County)
To: US 276 SC 253 north of Greenville (Greenville County).
Total Length: 11.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 25: 0 - 0
I-85 (exit 45): 2.1 - 2.1
US 276: 3.6 - 5.7
I-385 (exit 40): 1.1 - 6.8
US 29: 1.6 - 8.4
SC 253 EB: 3 - 11.4
US 276, SC 253 WB: 0.2 - 11.6
Creation: Created in 1939 as new primary routing. Originally ran from US 29 ALT (current S-23-21) near Paris to US 276-SC 2 eastern Greenville.
Adjustments: In 1941 or 1942, SC 291 was extended south and west all the way around to US 29 below Gantt.
In 1948, SC 291 was truncated on both ends to only run the 3 miles from US 276 north to US 29. North of US 29 became secondary (possibly S-23-46) and south of US 276 was also downgraded, to S-23-30 between Gantt and US 25 (current Augusta Rd), and unknown between there and US 276. Today a lot of this is again SC 291, although S-23-30 is still around, and it looks like I-85 between I-185 and SC 20 is on SC 291's original alignment.
In 1953, SC 291 was re-extended south to US 25 (current Augusta Rd).
Between 1954-58, SC 291 was extended north around to its current end at US 276-SC 253 (US 25 also was still there), but the rest of SC 291 below Wade Hampton Blvd. became part of US 29 Bypass!
Between 1962-64, SC 291 was re-extended south to US 25 (current Augusta Rd.), replacing US 29 Bypass.
Between 1998-2000, SC 291 was extended south over what had been US 25 Business to its current end at US 25. This extension did involve a little new construction around I-85.
Improvements: SC 291 was paved between US 29 ALT and US 276 by 1942. All sections of SC 291 have been paved since 1948
SC 291 was 4-lane between US 29 and US 276 by 1964.
SC 291's entire length has been 4-laned since 1967.
Comment: SC 291 (Pleasantburg Dr) is now all suburban except its recent extension south of I-85.
SC 291 serves Bob Jones University and the Donaldson Center.

 
 
SC 292
From: SC 290 Duncan (Spartanburg County)
To: SC 9 new Bowen Lake (Spartanburg County).
Total Length: 13.4 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 290: 0 - 0
US 29, SC 129, SC 358: 1.9 - 1.9
US 176: 6.5 - 8.4
I-26 (exit 10): 3.4 - 11.8
SC 9: 1.6 - 13.4
Creation: Created in 1939 as new primary routing. Originally ran from US 29 (current SC 292/ S-42-242 jct) Lyman north to US 176 (possibly current S-42-11) Inman.
Adjustments: About 1947, SC 292 was extended southwest to its current end in Duncan, replacing a piece of US 29.
In 1950, SC 292 was extended north to SC 9. This may have been an upgrade to S-42-54.
Improvements: SC 292 was fully paved in 1940; no multilane segments
Comment: SC 292 has no excitement associated with it...just a simple state route in western Spartanburg County.

 
 
SC 293  not currently assigned
Previous SC 293's: SC 293: Appeared in 1940 as new routing. Ran from US 29 near Blacksburg northeast to today's SC 216 (SC 216 didn't arrive here until years later) at the North Carolina State Line just outside Kings Mountain National Military Park (was just a state park in the 40's).
In 1948, the 4 miles of SC 293 were downgraded to S-11-21.
SC 294  not currently assigned
Previous SC 294's: SC 294: Appeared in 1940 as new routing. Ran from US 29 (current SC 20) Golden Grove east 4 miles to US 25 (current S-23-27 N-S piece) Donaldson.
SC 294 was downgraded to S-23-27 in 1948, and is still the E-W portion of this secondary route.
SC 295
From: US 176 SC 9 near Pacolet (Spartanburg County)
To: I-85 Bus Una (Spartanburg County).
Total Length: 16.9 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 176, SC 9: 0 - 0
SC 56: 5.7 - 5.7
US 221: 3.8 - 9.5
SC 296 EB: 2.2 - 11.7
SC 215, SC 296 WB: 1 - 12.7
US 29: 1 - 13.7
I-85 Bus (exit 3): 3.2 - 16.9
Creation: Created in 1940 as new primary routing, running from US 221 (current S-42-400) Roebuck to US 176 (current SC 56) north of Una.
Adjustments: In 1954 or 1955, SC 295 north was truncated to the new US 29 (current I-85 Bus). It is unclear how SC 295 used to run from here to today's SC 56.
Between 1959-64, SC 295 south was rerouted at SC 296 to follow it east for a mile, then venture over to SC 56 southeast of Spartanburg. The previous route down to Roebuck became part of SC 215.
Between 1974-77, SC 295 was extended east to US 176-SC 9 over what had been secondary alignment, but further in the past was once part of SC 9.
Improvements: SC 295 between Roebuck and US 29 was fully paved in 1941 or 1942; all parts of SC 295 were paved after 1948.
The first 4-lane piece of SC 295 arrived by 1964, that being the SC 295-296 multiplex.
SC 295 was 4-laned between SC 215-296 and the RR crossing north of US 29 between 1998-2000.
Comment: SC 295 forms a loop around the west and south sides of Spartanburg, using Blackstock Rd, Reidville Rd, and Southport Rd.
The SC 295-US 221 jct is a diamond interchange.

 
 
SC 296
From: SC 14 near Simpsonville (Greenville County)
To: I-585 BusUS 176SC 9 Spartanburg (Spartanburg County).
Total Length: 23.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 14: 0 - 0
SC 146 WB: 1.7 - 1.7
SC 146 EB: 0.5 - 2.2
Spartanburg-Greenville Line: 2.3 - 4.5
SC 101 SB: 3 - 7.5
SC 101 NB: 0.2 - 7.7
SC 290: 5.3 - 13
SC 417: 1.2 - 14.2
I-26 (exit 22): 4.2 - 18.4
SC 215, SC 295 NB: 0.1 - 18.5
SC 295 SB: 1 - 19.5
US 29: 3.1 - 22.6
US 221, SC 56: 0.5 - 23.1
I-585 Bus, US 176, SC 9: 0.7 - 23.8
Creation: Created in 1940 as new primary routing, running from US 29 (a little west of their present jct) Spartanburg west to SC 101.
Adjustments: In 1941 or 1942, SC 296 was extended to the Greenville County Line at the Enoree River.
In 1948, SC 296 west was truncated back to SC 101.
In 1949, SC 296 was re-extended west all the way to SC 14.
Between 1968-70, SC 296 was rerouted onto Daniel Morgan Blvd, extending around to I-585/US 176/SC 9. The piece of Reidville Rd up to US 29 has been unnumbered since then.
Improvements: SC 296 was fully paved in 1948
The first 4-lane piece of SC 296 arrived by 1964, from I-26 to US 29.
SC 295 was 4-laned on Daniel Morgan Blvd when created between 1968-70.
Comment: SC 296 doesn't have much excitement, but it is home to the famous Beacon Restaurant, serving up flavored sodas, iced tea, and southern fried goodness.

 
 
SC 297  not currently assigned
Previous SC 297's: SC 297: Appeared in 1941 or 1942 as new primary routing. Ran as a 3 mile cutoff between US 29 and US 76-178 east of Anderson.
In 1948, SC 297 was downgraded to S-4-48.

 
 
SC 298  not currently assigned
Previous SC 298's: SC 298: Appeared in 1941 or 1942 as new primary routing. Ran as a 3 mile stub between US 29 and Cherokee Falls near Blacksburg.
In 1948, SC 298 was downgraded to S-11-30. SC 298 was fully paved when downgraded, a rarity.
SC 299  not currently assigned
Previous SC 299's: SC 299: Appeared in 1941 or 1942 as new primary routing. Had two pieces: US 29 Spartanburg northeast to the Cherokee-Spartanburg Line (9 miles) and US 29 Gaffney west 6 miles (out to about where I-85 exit 86 is)
The two pieces are physically on the same road, but I don't think they were ever connected as a primary route.
In 1948, SC 299 was downgraded to S-42-31 and S-11-31. The piece in between is S-11-38, S-11-234, and two frontage roads alongside I-85 NB.

Last Update: 21 April 2005

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