SC 31
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From: near Surfside Beach (Horry County)
To: near Stephens Crossroads (Horry County)
Total Length: 24.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 544: 0 - 0
US 501: 4.6 - 4.6
SC 22: 11.9 - 16.5
SC 9: 7.8 - 24.3
Creation: Appeared as new freeway construction about 2002. Initially ran only from US 501 to SC 9. This is the 3rd SC 31.
Adjustments: In 2005, SC 31 was extended southwest as more new freeway to SC 544.

2003 Official
SC 31 appears from US 501 to SC 9
2003 Official
2007 Official
SC 31 extended to SC 544
2007 Official

Improvements: SC 31 was fully freeway on all segments upon opening.
Comment: SC 31 is under construction to extend south to SC 707 and there are tentative plans with North Carolina to extend the freeway to US 17 near Grissettown.
SC 31 is potentially slated to become I-173 at some point in the far future.

Previous SC 31's:

1950 ROUTE LOG
US 52: 0 - 0
SC 64: 5.6 - 5.6
SC 311: 19.1 - 24.7
SC 27: 1.2 - 25.9
Orangeburg-Berkeley Line: 1.1 - 27.0
SC 453 SB: 4.7 - 31.7
SC 453 NB: 0.2 - 31.9
SC 310: 0.6 - 32.5
SC 314: 0.9 - 33.4
US 15, SC 45: 3.7 - 37.1
SC 121: 4.0 - 41.1
US 301: 6.9 - 48.0
Calhoun-Orangeburg Line: 1.0 - 49.0
SC 33: 7.7 - 56.7
SC 26: 3.6 - 60.3
US 21: 0.1 - 60.4


1989 ROUTE LOG
SC 7: 0 - 0
SC 61 CONN: 1.3 - 1.3
SC 642: 3.5 - 4.8
SC 31 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 41 (current US 52) Goose Creek northwest through Holly Hill and St Matthews to end at SC 2 (now US 176) northwest of St. Matthews.
In 1929, SC 31 was truncated to US 21/SC 2 southeast of St Matthews. The loop through St Matthews became part of SC 52 (now US 601) and SC 45 (now SC 6).

1924 Blue Book
SC 31 #1
1924 Blue Book
1930 Official
SC 31 removed from St. Matthews loop
1930 Official

In 1942, SC 31 was extended as new primary routing from Goose Creek east to Red Bank Plantation.
In 1947, SC 31 was truncated back to US 52 Goose Creek, leaving behind S-8-37 and S-8-29.
In 1951, SC 31 was renumbered as part of US 176.
SC 31 was misidentified as SC 2 on the 1922 Auto Trails Map.

1942 Official
SC 31 extended east of Goose Creek
1942 Official
1947 Official
SC 31 truncated back to Goose Creek
1947 Official
1951 Official
SC 31 becomes US 176
1951 Official

SC 31 #2: Appeared about 1985 as the first numbering of what is now I-526 between SC 7 and SC 642. The freeway had previously been unnumbered when it was open only from the SC 61 Connector (now SC 461) to Leeds Ave.
When the freeway was opened to I-26 around 1990, SC 31 was dropped in favor of I-526.

1983 Official
Mark Clark Expwy with no number
1983 Official
1986 Official
Mark Clark Expwy becomes SC 31
1986 Official
1991 Official
Mark Clark Expwy becomes I-526
1991 Official


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