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Interstate 26 South Carolina
Westbound - Interstate 95 to Interstate 20

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
The first interchange northwest of Interstate 95 is Exit 165, South Carolina 210, one mile. South Carolina 210 is 27.8 miles long from U.S. 21 in Branchville to South Carolina 310 in Vance. Along the way, the state highway intersects U.S. 178 in Bowman and U.S. 176 in Providence. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 165 - South Carolina 210. Six miles separate Interstate 26 from the town of Bowman. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 159 - Road 36 - 1 mile. Road 36, also known as Homestead Road, connects Bowman to Interstate 26 and U.S. 301. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 159 - Road 36. Bowman is five miles south of this diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 154B-A - U.S. 301 - 1 mile. U.S. 301 travels in an east-west trajectory between Orangeburg and Interstate 95. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The town of Elloree (pop. 712) is located on South Carolina 47 via U.S. 301 North. The Edisto Memorial Gardens is just west of Orangeburg. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 154B - U.S. 301 North - Santee. The town is located on Interstate 95 15 miles to the east. Elloree is 12 miles from this cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 154A - U.S. 301 South - Orangeburg. The next three exits serve the seat of Orangeburg County, which was home to 12,895 as of 2004. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
A rest area is located near mile marker 152. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at the Orangeburg County rest area. The next rest area is located in west Calhoun County south of Columbia. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 149 - South Carolina 33 - 1 mile. South Carolina 33 (Russell Street) makes up 19.2 miles between U.S. 301/U.S. 601 in west Orangeburg to South Carolina 267 north of Lone Star. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use South Carolina 33 West to South Carolina State University and Claflin University. Both institutions are located in Orangeburg. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 149 - South Carolina 33 - Cameron/Orangeburg. A five mile drive separates Interstate 26 from Cameron. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 145B-A - U.S. 601 - 1 mile. U.S. 601 spends all of its miles in the Carolinas. From its beginning at U.S. 321 near Pineland, the federal highway extends northward through the cities of Hampton, Bamberg, Orangeburg, St. Matthews, Lugoff, Camden, Kershaw, and Pageland, before entering the state of North Carolina. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Orangeburg is also home to the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Use U.S. 601 south to the college. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use U.S. 601 North to South Carolina 48 West to visit the Congaree National Park. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 145B - U.S. 601 North - St. Matthews. The seat of Calhoun County, St. Matthews is eight miles northeast of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 145A - U.S. 601 South - Orangeburg. This is the final westbound exit for the city of Orangeburg. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 139 - South Carolina S-9-22 - 3/4 mile. The road connects U.S. 21, which runs parallel to Interstate 26 between Columbia and Orangeburg, to St. Matthews. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 139 - South Carolina S-9-22. St. Matthews is 6.5 miles east of Exit 139. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 136 - South Carolina 6 - 1 mile. South Carolina 6 is a main east-west highway through central South Carolina, connecting Lexington, Swansea, St. Matthews, Santee, and Moncks Corner. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 136 - South Carolina 6 - North Swansea. The Lexington County town of Swansea is 14 miles to the northwest where South Carolina 6 meets U.S. 321. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 129 - U.S. 21 - 1 mile. The federal highway begins at the Hunting Island State Park and goes through Beaufort, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Rock Hill along its journey. Most of its route through South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia runs parallel to Interstate 77, which replaced U.S. 21 from Wytheville, Virginia to Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 129 - U.S. 21. No control points are used here, since U.S. 21 and Interstate 26 go through the same area between Columbia and Orangeburg. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 125 - Road 31 - 1 mile. Road 31 connects U.S. 321 in Gaston with U.S. 21. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Sandy Run is a community on U.S. 176 three miles to the east of Exit 125. U.S. 176 joins U.S. 21 for a duplex north of the community. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 125 - Road 31. Gaston (population 1,390) is six miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Around mile 122 lies the third westbound rest area on Interstate 26. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at the Calhoun County rest area. Interstate 26 will enter Lexington County at Exit 119. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 119 - U.S. 21/U.S. 176 - Dixiana. The two federal highways duplex for 20 miles between Columbia and Sandy Run. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use any of the next six interchanges to the city of Columbia, South Carolina's state capital and largest city with 116,331 calling the city home. The city is served by three major interstates (Interstates 20, 26, and 77), and a spur interstate (Interstate 126). (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 116 - Interstate 77 North - 2 miles. Interstate 77 begins at this stack interchange and goes north through Columbia, Charlotte, Wytheville (VA), Charleston (WV), Marietta, and Akron before ending at Interstate 90 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Interstate 77 North to the Fort Jackson Army training center and to Williams-Brice Stadium, home of the South Carolina Gamecocks football team. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 116 - Interstate 77 - 1 mile, and Exit 115 - U.S. 21/U.S. 176/U.S. 321 - 1 1/2 miles. Exit 115 ties into the Interstate 77 stack interchange. A ramp is provided from the federal highway triplex to Interstate 77 North. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 116 - Interstate 77 North - Charlotte. The Queen City is 103 miles from the southern terminus of Interstate 77. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 115 - U.S. 21/U.S. 176/U.S. 321 - Cayce/Columbia. The triplex of U.S. highways provide a direct route through Cayce and downtown Columbia. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 113 - South Carolina 302 (Airport Boulevard) - 1 mile. The state highway begins at U.S. 21/U.S. 176/U.S. 321 and heads southwest through Pelion and Wagener before turning due west toward Aiken. It finally finds its southern end at South Carolina 125 near the Redcliffe Plantation State Historical Site. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use Exit 113 to Midlands Technical College. The town of Springdale (pop. 2,895) is located on South Carolina 602. Take Airport Boulevard west, Tarrytown Lane north to South Carolina 602 south to make the connection. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 113 - South Carolina 302/Airport Boulevard. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is two miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 26 West as the interstate is about to go underneath South Carolina 602 (Flatt Springs Road). Interstate 20 is five miles ahead. Greenville is 101 miles away via Interstate 385, and Spartanburg is 94 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 111B-A - U.S. 1 - 1 mile. U.S. 1 travels in an east-west fashion through most of the state, connecting Aiken, Leesville, Lexington, Columbia, Camden, and Cheraw. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use U.S. 1 North (Exit 111B) to the University of South Carolina, located just blocks from the state capitol building. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 111B - U.S. 1 North - West Columbia. The suburb is home to 13,000 residents. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 111A - U.S. 1 South - Lexington. The seat of Lexington County is 8 miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exit 110 - U.S. 378 - 1 mile. U.S. 378 takes a more northerly approach than U.S. 1 between Lexington and West Columbia. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Use U.S. 378 East to the Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exit 110 - U.S. 378 - West Columbia/Lexington. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Reconstruction of the Exit 110 interchange was in the final stages on this July day. The interchange was changed from a standard diamond to a single-point urban interchange. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 108B-A - Interstate 126/Bush River Road - 1 mile. The exit number was recently modified to include suffixes; previously, this was simply Exit 108. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 108B-A - Interstate 126/Bush River Road - 3/4 mile. Trees line the surrounding landscape in this area as the interstate crosses the Saluda River just south of the exit. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West approaching Exits 108B-A - Interstate 126/Bush River Road - 1/4 mile. Interstate 126 is a short spur from Interstate 26 to downtown Columbia. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 West at Exits 108B-A - Interstate 126/Bush River Road - Columbia. Two lanes are provided for this exit. Not mentioned on any of the signs is the fact that U.S. 76 duplexes with Interstate 126 for its entirety, and will merge onto Interstate 26 West. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Now on the Exit 108 ramp, we see now that the left lane is Exit 108A for Bush River Road, and Exit 108B is for Interstate 126 East. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
The mainline of Interstate 26 West, at left, will see Interstate 20 in 1/2 mile, while Exit 108B for Interstate 126 East departs the Exit 108 ramp. Straight ahead is Exit 108A to Bush River Road, a east-west arterial through northwest Columbia. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 and U.S. 76 West
Interstate 26 and U.S. 76 West approaching Exit 107B - Interstate 20 East - 1/4 mile, and Exit 107A - Interstate 20 West - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 and U.S. 76 West at Exit 107B - Interstate 20 East - Florence. The city marks Interstate 20's eastern terminus and is 85 miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/7/05)
Interstate 26 and U.S. 76 West at Exit 107A - Interstate 20 West - Augusta. The Georgia city, home of the world-famous Augusta National golf course, is 68 miles southwest of this cloverleaf. Interstate 26 and U.S. 76 reenter Lexington County here after spending a short time in Richland County. (Photo taken 7/7/05)

Page created: December 03, 2005
Last updated: December 04, 2005