SC 296
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From: near Simpsonville (Greenville County)
To: Spartanburg (Spartanburg County)
Total Length: 23.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 14: 0 - 0
SC 146 WB: 1.7 - 1.7
SC 146 EB: 0.5 - 2.2
Spartanburg-Greenville Line: 2.3 - 4.5
SC 101: 3.0 - 7.5
SC 290: 5.5 - 13
SC 417: 1.2 - 14.2
I-26 (exit 22): 4.2 - 18.4
SC 215, SC 295 NB: 0.1 - 18.5
SC 295 SB: 1.0 - 19.5
US 29: 3.1 - 22.6
US 221, SC 56: 0.5 - 23.1
I-585 Bus, US 176, SC 9: 0.7 - 23.8
Creation: SC 296 appeared in 1940 as new primary routing, running from SC 101 west of Reidville to US 29 Spartanburg. This is the only SC 296.
Adjustments: In 1942, SC 296 was extended west as new primary routing to the Greenville County line.
In 1947, SC 296 west was truncated back to SC 101 leaving behind S-42-29.
In 1949, SC 296 was extended west over S-42-29 and parts of S-23-49 amd S-23-48 to end at SC 14.

1940 Official
SC 296 out of Spartanburg
1940 Official
1942 Official
SC 296 extended west to Greenville line
1942 Official
1948 Official
SC 296 truncated back to SC 101
1948 Official
1949 Official
SC 296 extended west to SC 14
1949 Official

In 1958 (bridge date), SC 296 was removed from S-42-194 Old Bethel Rd/Simon Dr/abandoned bridge over the S. Tyger River.
Also in the 1958-63 timeframe, SC 296 was removed from Old River Rd and abandoned alignment over the North Tyger River.
About 1959, SC 296 was straightened out onto new alignment where it crosses I-26. Before it used S-42-64 Oak Grove Rd/Old Reidville Rd and S-42-41 Blackstock Rd which used to head straight southeast to where SC 215-295-296 meet.

1957 Spartanburg County
SC 296 original Spartanburg County routing
1957 Spartanburg County
1963 Spartanburg County
SC 296 striaghtened out in several places
1963 Spartanburg County

In 1969, SC 296 was rerouted in Spartanburg to use Daniel Morgan Blvd through the downtown area then curling around to end at I-585 Bus/US 176/SC 9. Reidville Rd from Daniel Morgan Blvd to US 29 became US 29-SC 296 CONN.

1967 Official
SC 296 original Spartanburg routing
1967 Official
1969 Official
SC 296 moved and extended to Pine St
1969 Official

Between 2005-09, SC 296 was given new constructed alignment to meet SC 101 in a 4-way intersection, leaving behind Smith Waters Dr.
Improvements: SC 296 was paved in 1949
SC 296 was multilaned from I-26 to US 29 by 1963.
SC 296 was mutilaned from I-26 west to SC 290 in 2002.
Comment: SC 296 doesn't have much excitement, but it is home to the famous Beacon Restaurant, serving up flavored sodas, iced tea, and southern fried goodness.


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