South Carolina Highway 6

State highway in South Carolina

South Carolina Highway 6 marker

South Carolina Highway 6

Route of SC 6 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length116.092 mi (186.832 km)
Existed1922[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end US 76 in Ballentine
Major intersections
East end US 52 in Moncks Corner
Location
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountiesRichland, Lexington, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Berkeley
Highway system
SC 5 SC 7

South Carolina Highway 6 (SC 6) is a 116.092-mile (186.832 km) primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It extends from US 76 in Ballentine to US 52/SC 6 Truck in Moncks Corner. It uniquely[according to whom?] links all three of the major hydropower projects in South Carolina: Lake Murray, Lake Marion, and Lake Moultrie.

Route description

The highway runs generally southeast from the central part of South Carolina to near the Atlantic Ocean and is listed as a hurricane evacuation route.[1]

Beginning at a junction with U.S. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, the route runs northwest along the shoreline of Lake Moultrie as West Main Street. It then turns right onto Ranger Drive. It turns left onto "Old Number Six Highway" where is later starts a concurrency with SC 45 as Eutaw Road. The concurrency runs and far from Lake Marion, and passes through Eutawville. There SC 45 departs to the west and SC 6 continues along the lake through Vance to Santee, where it intersects Interstate 95. It then adjoins the Santee State Park on its right.

After a concurrency with SC 267 begins, it becomes Main Street through Elloree, South Carolina. The concurrency ends when SC 267 turns off to the right onto Lonestar Road. SC 6 then traverses St. Matthews as Bridge Street before having a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 176. Route 26 turns left onto Caw Caw Highway and has an interchange with Interstate 26. The route turns right and head northwest in a concurrency with U.S. Route 21 and then separates from U.S. 21 onto Center Hill Road. It turns right on St. Matthews Road in a northwesterly direction, passing through Swansea as 2nd Street intersecting U.S. Route 321 in town and joining a concurrency with SC 302 as Edmund Hwy. The concurrency ends when SC 6 turns to the left onto S. Lake Drive where it heads northwest to Red Bank. In Red Bank, it intersects with Interstate 20.

The route then passes through Lexington where it briefly separates into a one-way street pair. It crosses U.S. Route 1 and has a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 378. SC 6 passes just east of Lake Murray (over the Saluda Dam as a divided highway). In Irmo, SC 6 changes from N. Lake Drive to Dreher Shoals Road before ending at a junction with U.S. Highway 76 in Ballentine. The last section of the route runs south and west of Columbia, the state capital. Counties traversed by the route include Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
RichlandBallentine0.0000.000 US 76 (Dutch Fork Road) – Chapin, ColumbiaWestern terminus
Lexington4.4607.178SC 6 Conn. eastWestern terminus of SC 6 Conn.
4.5207.274
SC 60 east (Lake Murray Boulevard) / Bush River Road east – Irmo
Western terminus of SC 60 and Bush River Road
4.6507.483SC 6 Conn. westEastern terminus of SC 6 Conn.
Lexington9.73015.659
US 378 east (Sunset Boulevard) – Columbia
Western end of US 378 concurrency
10.02016.126
US 378 west (Columbia Avenue) – Saluda
Eastern end of US 378 concurrency
10.36016.673US 1 Conn. beginsWestern end of US 1 Conn. concurrency; northern terminus of US 1 Conn., which only travels on the eastbound lanes of SC 6
10.64017.123 US 1 (Main Street) – Batesburg-LeesvilleEastern end of US 1 Conn. concurrency; southern terminus of US 1 Conn., which only travels on the eastbound lanes of SC 6
12.308–
12.310
19.808–
19.811
I-20 – North Augusta, ColumbiaPartial cloverleaf interchange; I-20 Exit 55
Red Bank16.05025.830
SC 602 east (Platt Springs Road) – South Congaree, Springdale
Western terminus of SC 602
Edmund19.66031.640
SC 302 north (Edmund Highway) – South Congaree
Western end of SC 302 concurrency
21.26034.215
SC 302 south (Edmund Highway) – Pelion
Eastern end of SC 302 concurrency
Swansea31.23050.260

US 321 south (North Church Street) to SC 3 – North
Western end of US 321 concurrency
31.29050.356
US 321 north (North Church Street) – Columbia
Eastern end of US 321 concurrency
Calhoun42.26068.011
US 21 north (Columbia Road) – Sandy Run
Western end of US 21 concurrency
43.83070.538
US 21 south (Columbia Road) – Orangeburg
Eastern end of US 21 concurrency
45.200–
45.270
72.742–
72.855
I-26 – Columbia, OrangeburgPartial cloverleaf interchange; I-26 Exit 136
48.61178.232
US 176 west (Old State Road) – Sandy Run
Western end of US 176 concurrency
49.36979.452
US 176 east (Old State Road) – Cameron
Eastern end of US 176 concurrency
St. Matthews52.65284.735 US 601 (Harry C. Raysor Drive) – Orangeburg, Eastover
Creston61.35298.736 SC 33 (Cameron Road) – Cameron, Lone Star
Orangeburg66.842107.572
SC 267 north (McCords Ferry Road) – Fort Motte
Western end of SC 267 concurrency
Elloree68.112109.616

SC 47 south (Cleveland Street) to US 301 (Five Chop Road) – Orangeburg
Northern terminus of SC 47
70.112112.834


SC 267 south (Tee Vee Road) to US 15 south – Wells
Eastern end of SC 267 concurrency
Santee74.802120.382Bass Drive (US 15 Conn. south) – OrangeburgNorthern terminus of US 15 Conn.
75.122120.897 I-95 / US 15 / US 301 (Purple Heart Memorial Freeway) – St. George, SummertonDiamond interchange; I-95 exit 98
76.828123.643

Five Chop Road west (SC 6 Conn. west) to US 301 south – Orangeburg
Eastern terminus of SC 6 Conn. and Five Chop Road
78.632126.546
SC 310 south (Camden Road) – Holly Hill
Northern terminus of SC 310
Vance80.032128.799
SC 210 west (Vance Road) – Bowman
Eastern terminus of SC 210
Eutawville85.312137.296
SC 45 west (Porcher Avenue) – Wells
Western end of SC 45 concurrency
Berkeley96.302154.983
SC 45 east (Trojan Road) – Pineville
Eastern end of SC 45 concurrency
Moorefield103.172166.039


SC 311 west to US 176 west – Holly Hill
Eastern terminus of SC 311
Moncks Corner115.082185.207


US 17 Alt. / SC 6 Truck east (Live Oak Drive) – Summerville, Jamestown
Western terminus of SC 6 Truck
116.092186.832

US 52 / SC 6 Truck west / Main Street Extension east – Goose Creek, St. Stephen
Eastern terminus of SC 6 and SC 6 Truck; western terminus of Main Street Extension
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Concurrency terminus

Special routes

Irmo connector route

Connector plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector marker

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector

LocationIrmo, South Carolina
Length0.090 mi[2] (145 m)

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector (SC 6 Conn.) is a 0.090-mile (0.145 km) connector route that exists southwest of Irmo. It is actually a ramp southwest of the intersection of SC 6, SC 60, and Bush River Road. It is unnamed and is an unsigned highway.[3]

Elloree truck route

Truck plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck marker

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck

LocationElloree, South Carolina
Length0.770 mi[4][5] (1,239 m)

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck (SC 6 Truck) is a 0.770-mile (1.239 km) truck route of SC 6 that has about half of its path within the city limits of Elloree. It begins at an intersection with SC 47 on Felderville Road (S-38-81). It travels to the southeast. Then, it turns left onto Snider Street (S-38-1023) and travels to the northeast.; at Main Street, it intersects SC 6/SC 267 (Old Number Six Highway). Here, it reaches its eastern terminus. It is entirely concurrency with SC 47 Truck. An Ahold Delhaize distribution center is located in the town, the truck route provides an alternate route to that center.[6]

Santee connector route

Connector plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector marker

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector

LocationSantee, South Carolina
Length1.685 mi[7] (2.712 km)

South Carolina Highway 6 Connector (SC 6 Conn.) is a 1.685-mile (2.712 km) connector route that exists southeast of Santee. It is a connector between Interstate 95, U.S. Route 15 (US 15), and US 301 south of the town and SC 6 southeast of it. It is named Five Chop Road and is an unsigned highway.[8]

Moncks Corner truck route

Truck plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck marker

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck

LocationMoncks Corner, South Carolina
Length2.270 mi[9][10] (3.653 km)

South Carolina Highway 6 Truck (SC 6 Truck) is a 2.270-mile (3.653 km) truck route in the central portion of Moncks Corner, which is in the central portion of Berkeley County. The entire length is concurrent with U.S. Route 17 Alternate (US 17 Alt.) and US 52.

The truck route begins at an intersection with the SC 6 mainline (Main Street). At this intersection, it begins concurrent with US 17 Alt. (South Live Oak Drive). The two highways travel to the northeast and curve to the east-northeast. They pass the Berkeley County Courthouse and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. An intersection with the northern terminus of Carolina Avenue leads to the historic downtown, city hall, and recreation complex of the city. They travel on a bridge over some railroad tracks of CSX and then pass Berkeley Middle School. After passing the Moncks Corner Medical Center, they intersect US 52. Here, SC 6 Truck turns right and follows US 52 to the south-southwest. The two highways travel along a retail corridor. Then, they intersect the eastern terminus of SC 6 (East Main Street) and the western terminus of Main Street Extension. Here, SC 6 Truck ends, and US 52 continues to the south-southwest.[11]

The entire route is in Moncks Corner, Berkeley County.

mi[11]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 SC 6 (Main Street) – Pinopolis, Cross, Holly Hill, Charleston, St. John's Christian Academy, Business district


US 17 Alt. south (South Live Oak Drive) – Summerville
Western end of US 17 Alt. concurrency; western terminus
1.4702.366


US 17 Alt. north / US 52 west
Eastern end of US 17 Alt. concurrency; western end of US 52 concurrency
2.2703.653

US 52 east / SC 6 west (East Main Street) / Main Street Extension east – County administrative building, Recreation complex, Historic downtown
Eastern end of US 52 concurrency; eastern terminus of SC 6, SC 6 Truck, and East Main Street; western terminus of Main Street Extension
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Concurrency terminus

See also

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References

  • Rand McNally: The Road Atlas 2002, Rand McNally and Company 2001 ISBN 0-528-84446-6
  1. ^ http://www.scdot.org/getting/pdfs/HurricaneMapText.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Google (December 3, 2020). "Overview map of SC 6 Conn. (Irmo)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Google (December 22, 2020). "Overview map of SC 6 Truck (Elloree)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  7. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Google (December 3, 2020). "Overview map of SC 6 Conn. (Santee)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  9. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Google (October 6, 2020). "Overview map of SC 6 Truck (Moncks Corner)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 6, 2020.

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  • SC 6 at Virginia Highways' South Carolina Highways Annex
  • South Carolina Department of Transportation county road maps for Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland (Adobe Acrobat reader required for maps; enlargement of maps necessary for legibility)
  • South Carolina Department of Transportation map of hurricane evacuation routes (Adobe Acrobat reader required for map)