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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: 2.7 - 22.2
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.
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.
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.
Between 2005-09, SC 296 was given new constructed alignment to meet SC 101 in a 4-way intersection, leaving behind Smith Waters Dr.
About 2016, SC 296 east was rerouted and truncated by staying on Reidville Rd to US 29 Main St/St John (replacing US 29 CONN). The entirety of Daniel Morgan Blvd appears to have been removed from the primary system - north/east of St John is now S-42-1049 and south of Henry St is now S-42-2049. In between Daniel Morgan was removed from SCDOT maintenance.
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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