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US 278, US 301: 0 - 0
SC 3: 8.4 - 8.4
Barnwell-Allendale Line: 11.1 - 19.5
Aiken-Barnwell Line: 11.1 - 30.6
SC 302: 12.2 - 42.8
US 278 EB, SC 28: 4.5 - 47.3
US 1, US 78, US 278 WB, SC 421: 4.9 - 52.2
US 25, SC 121: 2.1 - 54.3
US 25 Bus: 1.2 - 55.5
Creation: SC 125 appeared in 1936 as new primary routing by Act of SC Legislature, running from US 1-78 west to US 25 North Augusta. This is the only SC 125.
Adjustments: In 1952, SC 125 was rerouted onto newly constructed Atomic Rd to curl east around US 1-78 to SC 28 Beech Island, then replaced a secondary road to end at the Savannah River Plant reservation near Jackson. The part of E. Buena Vista Ave east of Atomic Rd became SC 125 CONN (east of US 25/SC 121 may now be S-2-120).
In 1968 or 1969, SC 125 was extended through the Savannah River Plant, then replaced SC 641 to end in Allendale.
Improvements: SC 125 was paved upon inception
SC 125 was multilaned from US 1-78 to the Savannah River Plant in 1952.
Comment: SC 125 connects the Augusta area with the Allendale Area.
Driving through the Savannah River Site was a unique experience in the 1980's (I haven't driven it since then, so don't know what it is like today). You had to get a pass at the gate and turn it in on the other side. There was no stopping anywhere within the facility, which was patrolled by government security forces. Often vehicles were searched before entry, and to top it off, if you reached the other side too quickly (speed limit was 55), they'd give you a speeding ticket! Also, some of the creeks had water with elevated temperatures, which was sometimes noticeable when driving by.
Today there are no gates but you are still supposed to drive straight through without stopping.
SC 125 is also known as SRS Route A within the facility.
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