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The Highways of South Carolina SC 80 to 89 
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SC 80
From: SC 14 south of Greer (Greenville County)
To: US 29 east of Greer (Spartanburg County).
Total Length: ~8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 14: 0 - 0
Spartanburg-Greenville Line: 0.5 - 0.5
SC 101: 2.5 - 3
SC 290: 3 - 6
US 29: 2 - 8
Creation: Opened in July 2002 as new construction (per Greenville News). Originally ran from SC 101 to US 29 on the east side of Greer. This is the 2nd SC 80.
Adjustments: In April 2005, SC 80 was extended southwest to SC 14 (per Greenville News).
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
The J. Verne Smith Parkway is intended to be a 4-lane road, but I do not know if it has started out that way or not.
Comment: SC 80 serves as a bypass of Greer connecting US 29 to I-85 near the GSP Airport.
According to the Greenville News, SC 80 was first proposed by the City of Greer in 1999 to be numbered as part of SC 357. Evidently this did not get approved by SCDOT.
Although open since 2002, the 2005 Official Map is the first to show SC 80.
Previous SC 80: SC 80 #1: Created in 1937 or 1938 as new primary routing. Ran from SC 182 (current SC 59) Fair Play east to SC 24 Anderson (corner of Rose Hill and Market Sts), with a 6 mile gap in the middle west of the Seneca River.
Between 1962-64, SC 80 was cutoff by the creation of Lake Hartwell. Thus, SC 80 was decommissioned to S-4-23 and S-4-23. The westernmost mile of SC 80 became an extended SC 243.

 
 
SC 81
From: SC 28 at Long Cane Creek Bridge(McCormick County)
To: SC 124 Greenville (Greenville County).
Total Length: 80 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 28: 0 - 0
SC 823: 9.8 - 9.8
Abbeville-McCormick Line: 4.1 - 13.9
SC 72: 4.1 - 18
SC 284: 7.4 - 25.4
SC 71: 1.3 - 26.7
Anderson-Abbeville Line: 5 - 31.7
SC 184 WB: 3.2 - 34.9
SC 184 EB, SC 413: 0.3 - 35.2
SC 412: 5.8 - 41
SC 181: 0.5 - 41.5
US 29 SB: 7.5 - 49
SC 28: 0.1 - 49.1
US 29 NB: 0.1 - 49.2
US 29 Bus SB: 1.2 - 50.4
US 76 EB, US 178 EB: 0.5 - 50.9
SC 24: 0.2 - 51.1
US 76 WB, US 178 WB: 0.4 - 51.5
SC 28 Bus: 0.1 - 51.6
US 29 Bus NB: 0.6 - 52.2
I-85 (exit 27): 9.3 - 61.5
SC 8 SB: 4.8 - 66.3
SC 8 NB: 2 - 68.3
SC 88: 0.2 - 68.5
SC 153: 6.1 - 74.6
Greenville-Anderson Line: 0.7 - 75.3
US 25: 2.1 - 77.4
SC 124: 2.6 - 80
Creation: Created in 1925 or 1926 as new primary routing. Originally ran from SC 18 (current SC 28) near Anderson south to Starr, then west to the Georgia State Line.
Adjustments:In 1935, SC 81 was extended north through Anderson and on up to its current end at SC 13 (current SC 124) Greenville. Everything north of Anderson was a replacement of US 29.
In 1942, SC 81 south was truncated to Starr, where it ended at SC 82-181 (current SC 81-181 split). The road from Starr to Georgia became SC 181.
In 1949, SC 81 was extended south from Starr through Iva, Lowdnesville, Calhoun Falls, Mt. Carmel and ending at SC 28 as it does today. This extension replaced all of SC 82.
Between 1960-64, SC 81 was rerouted in Anderson to follow Murray St. instead of Main St. Main St. remained part of SC 28 Business.
Improvements: SC 81's first pavement was from Anderson to Starr, in place about 1929.
The extension north in 1935 was all on pavement.
SC 81 became fully paved in 1942 (when it was truncated to Starr).
SC 81 was 4-laned from Gluck to Anderson between 1960-64.
By 1975, SC 81 was 4-laned from just south of US 25 to the Greenville City Limit and also from central Anderson north to the edge of that city limit.
Between 1993-96, SC 81 was 4-laned down to Starr.
Comment: SC 81 runs up the western edge of South Carolina.
All of SC 81 below Starr is part of the Savannah River National Scenic Highway.
SC 82  not currently assigned
Previous SC 82's: SC 82: Appeared in 1927 as new routing (except from Lowdnesville to SC 71 was a replacement of part of SC 71). Ran from SC 20 (current SC 28) near McCormick northwest through Mt. Carmel, Calhoun Falls, and Lowdnesville, before ending at SC 81 (current SC 81-181 split) Starr.
In 1949, all 41 miles of SC 82 became part of an extended SC 81.

 
 
SC 83
From: SC 381 Clio (Marlboro County)
To: North Carolina State Line (Marlboro County).
The route continues as NC 83 to NC 130 near Maxton, NC.
Total Length: 4.9 miles (SC + NC 83 = 13 miles)  
ROUTE LOG
SC 381: 0 - 0
NC STATE LINE: 4.9 - 4.9br>
Creation: Created in 1938 as a renumbering of the original SC 68, running as it does now.
Adjustments: None.
Improvements: Fully paved by 1938.
No multilane sections exist on SC 83.
Comment: SC 83 serves little purpose as a cross-state route.

 
SC 84  not currently assigned
Previous SC 84's: SC 84: Appeared in 1937 or 1938 as new primary routing. Ran from US 276 at the NC State Line east to Little Rich Mountain (the east endpoint is labeled as YMCA camp on Official Maps). After only 0.2 miles, SC 84 had to dip into North Carolina for a couple miles in between its enpoints. SC 84 had 2.5 more miles once back inside South Carolina.
In 1948, both segments of SC 84 were downgraded to S-23-15.
I-85

 
 
SC 85  not currently assigned
Previous SC 85's: SC 85: Appeared in 1937 as a renumbering of SC 95 #1. Ran from US 1 near McBee north through Chesterfield to the NC State Line.
In 1960, SC 85 was renumbered as SC 145.

 
 
SC 86
From: SC 8 northeastern Anderson County
To: US 25 Canterbury (Greenville County).
Total Length: 12.2 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 8: 0 - 0
SC 81: 2.2 - 2.2
I-85 (exit 35), US 29: 3.3 - 5.5
Greenville-Anderson Line: 2.5 - 8
SC 20: 0.6 - 8.6
US 25: 3.6 - 12.2
Creation: Appeared as new primary routing in 1937 or 1938. Originally ran from SC 8-81's current south split east to US 29 (current SC 20) Piedmont.
Adjustments: In 1948, SC 86 was rerouted to run from its current west end at SC 8 to Piedmont. This replaced all of SC 801. The old route west from today's I-85 jct to SC 8-81 became S-4-17.
In 1978, SC 86 was extended east to US 25.
Improvements: SC 86 was fully paved by 1938.
No multilane segments exist.
Comment: SC 86 connects I-85 to Piedmont.
I used to use SC 86 as a "short-cut" from Clemson to Spartanburg, continuing straight across US 25 on secondary road to meet up with SC 417 in Simpsonville.
SC 87  not currently assigned
Previous SC 87's: SC 87: Appeared in 1940 as new primary routing. Ran from US 178 east to SC 81 north of Anderson.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 87 was extended northwest to Pendleton, then with US 76 a couple miles, then north to end at SC 13 (current SC 93) near Central, for a total length of 16 miles.
In 1948, SC 87 was downgraded to S-39-30 and S-4-29.

 
 
SC 88
From: US 76SC 28 Clemson (Pickens County)
To: SC 81 Anderson County.
Total Length: 18.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 76, SC 28: 0 - 0
Anderson-Pickens Line: 1.9 - 1.9
SC 187: 1.5 - 3.4
US 178: 7.9 - 11.3
SC 8: 7 - 18.3
SC 81: 0.5 - 18.8
Creation: Appeared in 1939 as new primary routing. Originally ran from US 76-SC 28 (current SC 88-187 jct) Pendleton east to US 178. Also, a 1-mile stub existed west off SC 81.
Adjustments:In 1940, SC 88 was made continuous.
In the late 1990's, SC 88 was extended north from Pendleton out to US 76-SC 28 at Clemson, replacing the north half of Pendleton's SC 28 Business.
Improvements: SC 88 was fully paved between 1943-48.
no multilane segments exist on SC 88.
Comment: I used SC 88 many times getting to and from Clemson Univ., whether heading for I-85 NB or going home to Charleston.
SC 89  not currently assigned
Previous SC 89's: SC 89: Appeared in 1940 as new primary routing. Ran as a 1 mile cutoff between SC 8 and SC 135 north of Easley.
In 1948, SC 89 was downgraded to S-39-21.

Last Update: 31 December 2005

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