SC 30
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From: James Island (Charleston County)
To: Charleston (Charleston County)
Total Length: 3.0 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 171: 0 - 0
SC 61: 2.2 - 2.2
US 17: 0.8 - 3.0
Creation: Appeared as new freeway construction about 1995. Initially ran only from SC 171 to Calhoun St/Lockwood Drive in Charleston. This is the 3rd SC 30.
Adjustments: In 1997, SC 30 was extended north to US 17.

1996 Charleston County
SC 30 appears
1996 Charleston County
2013 City of Charleston
SC 30 extended to US 17
2013 City of Charleston

Improvements: SC 30 was paved upon designation.
SC 30 was multilaned in all segments upon designation; SC 30 is a full freeway except for Calhoun St to US 17.
Comment: SC 30 provides an alternative routing to get from SC 171 and James Island to Downtown Charleston, utilizing a new Ashley River crossing that mars that side of the peninsula's view.
The freeway between Harbor View Drive and Calhoun St was opened as unnumbered freeway for a time prior to receiving the SC 30 designation.
SC 30 is actually the original planned end of I-526, if the 2 Stono River Bridges ever get built. As of this writing the plan had been scaled down to a non-interstate connection although the project was rejected in 2015 government action.

Previous SC 30's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 17: 0 - 0
SC 64 EB: 0.5 - 0.5
SC 64 WB: 0.5 - 1
SC 65: 11 - 12
US 78: 10 - 22
SC 2, SC 24: 6 - 28
SC 31: 10 - 38
SC 4 WB: 7 - 45
SC 45: 1 - 46
SC 4 EB: 11 - 57
SC 26 SB: 21 - 78
US 76, SC 26 NB: 2 - 80
SC 302: 11 - 91
SC 44: 5 - 96
SC 34 WB: 6 - 102
SC 341 SB: 1 - 103
SC 341 NB: 1 - 104
SC 34 EB, SC 301: 6 - 110
SC 35: 6 - 116
US 601 SB: 15 - 131
US 601 NB: 2 - 133
SC 381: 8 - 141
SC 9 WB, SC 38 SB: 5 - 146
SC 9 EB, SC 38 SB: 1 - 147
SC 381: 10 - 157
NC STATE LINE: 1 - 158


1955 ROUTE LOG
US 221: 0 - 0
SC 308: 4.9 - 4.9
Spartanburg-Laurens Line: 3.5 - 8.4
SC 92: 1.9 - 10.3
SC 30 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 27 (current US 78) St George south through Walterboro and Yemasee before heading southeast to end in Beaufort.
In 1923, SC 30 was extended north as new primary routing to SC 2 (now US 178) Rosinville.
In 1924, SC 30 was projected as a new route to extend north to SC 4 (now US 301) Santee.

1922 Auto Trails
SC 30 Beaufort to St George
1922 Auto Trails
1924 Blue Book
SC 30 projected to Santee
1924 Blue Book

In 1925 or 1926, SC 30 was extended north with SC 4 from Santee to Summerton, north as new primary routing to Sumter, replaced SC 42 north to Bishopville, east with SC 34 Lydia, then replaced SC 351 north to Hartsville (SC 30 may have briefly used today's S-16-52 and S-16-65), then northeast as new primary routing through Society Hill to Bennettsville, then replaced SC 38 northeast to North Carolina at McColl.

1923 Auto Trails
Pre-1926 Santee-Sumter-Hartsville-Bennettsville routings
1923 Auto Trails
1926 Official
SC 30 extended through Sumter, Hartsville, and Bennettsville
1926 Official

In 1927, SC 30 south was truncated to Walterboro. Walterboro to Pocotaligo became part of US 17 (now US 17 ALT and S-7-3) while the rest to Beaufort became part of SC 28 (now US 21).
In 1933, SC 30 was renumbered as US 401. Today this is US 15 except it crossed what is now Lake Marion 2 bridges to the west of I-95 (has the billboards on them); S-42-5 in Sumter; US 15 Business through Hartsville; S-35-167 and abandoned causeway at the Pee Dee River; SC 385, SC 385 CONN through Bennettsville.

1930 Official
SC 30 truncated to Walterboro
1930 Official
1933 Official
SC 30 replaced by US 401
1933 Official
1933 Official
SC 30 replaced by US 401
1933 Official

SC 30 #2: Appeared in 1935 as a renumbering of SC 15 from US 221 Watts Mill to SC 92 near Cross Anchor.
About 1942, SC 30 was rebuilt in many places between US 221 and Tylersville, leaving behind abandoned alignments plus the lengthy Sandy Springs Rd.

1940 Laurens County
SC 30 original routing
1940 Laurens County
1952 Laurens County
SC 30 straightened out
1952 Laurens County

In 1947, SC 30 was rerouted on its north end to head east towards Cross Anchor, replacing SC 30 ALT. The old routing north to SC 92 became S-42-10.
In 1950, SC 30 was given a new crossing of the Enoree River west of the original, leaving behind Deerwood Dr and Big Loop Rd.

1940 Spartanburg County
SC 30 northwest to SC 92
1940 Spartanburg County
1952 Spartanburg County
SC 30 east to SC 92
1952 Spartanburg County

In 1956, SC 30 was renumbered as SC 49.

1932 Official
SC 15 northeast of Laurens
1932 Official
1935 Official
SC 30 Watts Mill to near Cross Anchor
1935 Official
1956 Official
SC 30 replaced by SC 49
1956 Official


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