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Interstate 26 South Carolina
Westbound - Charleston to Interstate 95

Highway Information

Miles 220.95
Counties Traveled
Through
Spartanburg, Laurens,
Newberry, Richland,
Lexington, Calhoun,
Orangeburg, Dorchester,
Berkeley, Charleston
Cities

Spartanburg, Clinton,
Newberry, Columbia,
Orangeburg,
Goose Creek,
Charleston

Major Junctions Interstate 85
(Exits 18A-B)

Business Loop
Interstate 85

(Exits 19A-B)

Interstate 385
(Exit 51)

Interstate 20
(Exits 107A-B)

Interstate 126
(Exit 108B)

Interstate 77
(Exit 116)

Interstate 95
(Exits 169A-B)

Interstate 526
(Exits 212B-C)

U.S. 17
(Exits 221A-B)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
221 (100%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
North Carolina State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
U.S. 17

Pictures

Westbound:

Charleston to Interstate 95

Interstate 95 to Interstate 20

Interstate 20 to North Carolina State Line

Interstate 26 West
Interstate 26 South Carolina westbound assurance shield just north of U.S. 17. This section of interstate was recently repaved in connection with the new U.S. 17 bridge across the Cooper River. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 218 - Sprull Avenue - 1 mile. Use this exit to the United States Naval Reserve Charleston. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The next 10 interchanges serve the city of North Charleston. With a population of 84,271, it is the 3rd largest city in the state behind Columbia (116,331) and Charleston (104,883). (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 218 - Sprull Avenue/Naval Base. Sprull Avenue makes up the western boundary of the base. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 216B-A - South Carolina 7 - 1 mile. The viaducts seen here carry traffic from Interstate 26 eastbound to Sprull Avenue and from Sprull Avenue to Interstate 26 westbound. The Sprull Avenue interchange is signed as Exit 217 on eastbound. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use South Carolina 7 North to the H.L. Hunley Submarine. The state highway ends less than one mile to the north of Interstate 26 at U.S. 52/U.S. 78. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 216B - South Carolina 7/Cosgrove Avenue northbound. South Carolina 7 connects U.S. 17 in west Charleston near the western terminus of Interstate 526 to U.S. 52/U.S. 78 near the naval base. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 216A - South Carolina 7/Cosgrove Avenue southbound. The state highway will spawn off South Carolina 171, a short connector between South Carolina 7 and South Carolina 61, in two miles. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 215 - South Carolina 642/Dorchester Road - 1/2 mile. South Carolina 642 connects Alternate U.S. 17 west of Summerville to U.S. 52/U.S. 78. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 215 - South Carolina 642/Dorchester Road. The state highway will intersect U.S. 52/U.S. 78 just 0.8 mile to the east. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 213 - Montague Avenue - 1 3/4 miles. Montague Avenue is a major east-west arterial through North Charleston. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 26 West at mile marker 214. Interstate 526 is two miles ahead, while the state capital of Columbia is still a 105 mile drive away. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Montague Avenue west to the North Charleston Coliseum, which includes a convention center and a performing arts center. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 213 - Montague Avenue/Mall Drive. A new outlet mall is being built near this interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 212C-B - Interstate 526 - 3/4 mile. Interstate 526, the Mark Clark Expressway, provides a freeway bypass of Charleston. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The next two signs indicate the same thing; use Interstate 526 West (Exit 212B) to International Boulevard (Exit 16) to the Charleston International Airport. (Photos taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 212C - Interstate 526 East - Mount Pleasant. The eastern suburb of Charleston is 14 miles from this interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 212B - Interstate 526 West - Savannah. The Georgia city is 108 miles to the southwest via U.S. 17. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The next exit is a westbound-only off-ramp to Remount Road and the city of Hanahan, population 13,376. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 212A - Remount Road. The east-west arterial is the main connection between Interstate 26 and Hanahan. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 211B - East Aviation Avenue - 1/4 mile, and Exit 211A - West Aviation Avenue/Air Force Base - 1/2 mile. Aviation Avenue connects Charleston Air Force Base to Interstate 26 and Rivers Avenue (U.S. 52/U.S. 78). (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 211B - Eastbound Aviation Avenue. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 211A - Westbound Aviation Avenue/Air Force Base. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
It's difficult to see it here with the lighting the way it is, but this is the one-mile advance signage for Exit 209, Ashley Phosphate Road. This interchange was recently reconstructed along with the adjacent U.S. 52/U.S. 78 connector to the north. Ashley Phosphate Road is now signed as Exit 209B; the connector, which was Exit 208, is now Exit 209A. The two once-separate interchanges are now connected by a collector/distributor system. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Ashley Phosphate Road eastbound to Trident Technical College. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Construction on the new Exit 209A-B interchange was just wrapping up, but this mileage sign still had the "52" in U.S. 52 covered. U.S. 52 and U.S. 78 are still duplexed at the end of the connector, but only U.S. 52 is signed. This may be due to the fact that U.S. 78 will intersect Interstate 26 at Exit 205B-A, whereas U.S. 52 and Interstate 26 will not meet again. Columbia is exactly 100 miles away. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Signage at the beginning of the collector/distributor ramp shows the departure of Exit 209B to Ashley Phosphate Road. The east-west arterial is 4.4 miles long between South Carolina 642 and U.S. 52/U.S. 78. Northwoods Mall is located on the northeast corner of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Proceeding north of Ashley Phosphate Road, the collector/distributor ramp prepares to see the departure of the new Exit 209A to U.S. 52. Goose Creek (pop. 32,250) is four miles to the north, while Moncks Corner (pop. 6,348), at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 17 and U.S. 52, is 20 miles from Exit 209A. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 209A - U.S. 52/unsigned U.S. 78 - Goose Creek/Moncks Corner. U.S. 52 and U.S. 78 split two miles from this interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 26 West after Exits 209A-B. U.S. 78 (1.25 miles) and College Park Road (3 miles) are the next two interchanges. Just 98 miles to go until the state capital. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 205B-A - U.S. 78 - 1 mile. No control cities are used for the cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use U.S. 78 East to Charleston Southern University. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 205B - U.S. 78 East - To U.S. 52. The federal highway is 2.2 miles to the east along University Boulevard. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 205A - U.S. 78 West. The town of Summerville is seven miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 203 - College Park Road/Ladson - 1 mile. The north-south arterial is 4.9 miles long from Ladson Road through Driggerstown and west Goose Creek to Alternate U.S. 17. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use College Park Road southbound and U.S. 78 westbound to the Exchange Park Fairgrounds. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 203 - College Park Road/Ladson. A temporary sign was in place on this early July morning. The actual exit is still one-quarter mile away. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The first rest area on Interstate 26 westbound is found between College Park Road and Alternate U.S. 17 in Summerville. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at the Berkeley County rest area. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 199B-A - Alternate U.S. 17 - 1 mile. Alternate U.S. 17 bypasses the greater Charleston area and travels through the town of Summerville. Home to an estimated 34,241 residents in 2004, the town's population has increased by over 6,000 since 2000. The town is also called Flowertown in the Pines. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Alternate U.S. 17 South (Exit 199A) to the town of Lincolnville, located just southeast of Summerville along U.S. 78. After this interchange, Interstate 26 westbound narrows to two lanes. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 199B - Alternate U.S. 17 North - Moncks Corner. The town is 15 miles northeast of Exit 199B. Along the way, motorists will intersect U.S. 176 in four miles. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 199A - Alternate U.S. 17 South - Summerville. The alternate route ends 59 miles to the southwest near the town of Yemassee. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 26 westbound after Alternate U.S. 17. The next civilization is the town of Ridgeville in 12 miles. Interstate 95 is 29 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 194 - Road 16/Jedburg Road - 1 mile. Jedburg Road is 7.7 miles long and connects U.S. 78 in Jedburg to U.S. 176. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Exit 194 to Foreign Trade Zone 21. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 194 - Road 16/Jedburg Road - Jedburg/Pinpolis. Continue northeastward from U.S. 176 on South Carolina S-8-413 to Pinopolis, located on the southern shore of Lake Moultrie. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 187 - South Carolina 27 - 1 mile. South Carolina 27 makes up 19.6 miles between South Carolina 61 in Givhans to U.S. 176 southeast of Holly Hill near the western terminus of South Carolina 311. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The Francis Beidler Forest is located just north of Interstate 26 and west of South Carolina 27. Visitors may also go through the Audubon Sanctuary and Center within the forest's 12,000 acres. Use South Carolina 27 South, U.S. 78 West, and U.S. 178 West to the forest road. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 187 - South Carolina 27 - Ridgeville/St. George. St. George is located at the intersection of U.S. 15 and U.S. 78, and is 18 miles to the east. The seat of Dorchester County, St. George has a population of 2,096. Ridgeville is two miles south of Interstate 26, and is served directly by South Carolina 27 and South Carolina 173, a short connector route between U.S. 78 and South Carolina 27. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 177 - South Carolina 453 - 1 mile. South Carolina 453 begins at U.S. 178 one mile south of Interstate 26, travels northward through Holly Hill, where it intersects U.S. 176, then ends at South Carolina 6 and South Carolina 45 in Eutawville. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 177 - South Carolina 453 - Holly Hill/Harleyville. The eastern terminus of U.S. 178 is just south of Interstate 26 between Exit 177 and Exit 187. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 172B-A - U.S. 15 - 1 mile. U.S. 15 parallels Interstate 95 between Walterboro and Summerton, then heads north through Sumter and Bishopville. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 172B - U.S. 15 North - Santee. The small town of 724 residents is 15 miles to the north and is just south of Lake Marion. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 172A - U.S. 15 South - St. George. Home to the World Grits Festival, the town is nine miles south of Interstate 26. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 169B-A - Interstate 95 - 1 3/4 miles. The "Main Street of the East Coast" spends 199 miles in the Palmetto State and travels through rural environs all the way through. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 169B-A - Interstate 95 - 1 mile. The interstate is over 1,900 miles long and visits 15 states and the District of Columbia, more states than any other interstate in the country. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 169B - Interstate 95 North - Florence. The sign gantry was not in place at the time of this photograph, so instead, the junction was marked with small assurance shields and small signs, much like what is seen on other highways that intersect an interstate. Florence, the largest city that Interstate 95 passes in the state, is 77 miles northeast of this cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 169A - Interstate 95 South - Savannah. The city where parts of the hit movie Forrest Gump were filmed at is 98 miles from here. (Photo taken 7/7/05)

Page created: December 01, 2005
Last updated: December 03, 2005