Interstate 385 North
Interstate 385 branches west from I-26 via a left exit. 12/31/13
The first reassurance marker for I-385 appears as the freeway crosses over the eastbound lanes of I-26. 12/31/13
The city of Laurens, seat of Laurens County, lies nines miles to the southwest of Interstate 385 along S.C. 14 (old U.S. 276). Downtown Greenville is 43 miles to the north. 12/31/13
Frontage roads accompany I-385 north ahead of S.C. 308 at Long Branch. 12/31/13
The South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation on March 19, 2003 naming I-385 through Laurens County the Veterans Memorial Highway. The name honors veterans of the county.1 12/31/13
A parclo interchange (Exit 2) links I-385 with S.C. 308 three miles north of Clinton. S.C. 308 extends north from Exit 2 another eight miles to U.S. 221 at the settlement of Ora. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 traverses a series of hills rising to 650 feet above sea level on the northwesterly turn from S.C. 308. 12/31/13
Proceeding northward, Laurens is seven miles away via the next exit and I-385 reaches Greenville in 41 miles. 12/31/13
Frontage roads connect local roads severed by construction of the freeway originally built for U.S. 276 just east the diamond interchange (Exit 5) with S.C. 49. 12/31/13
A rarity on the Interstate system, a forthcoming left side rest area services both directions of I-385 within the freeway median beyond Exit 5. 12/31/13
S.C. 49 is part of a multi state route that begins at U.S. 221 in Wattsville and concludes in southern Virginia. S.C. 49 travels 79.49 miles northeast to Cross Anchor, Union, York and Lake Wylie. 12/31/13
I-385 parallels Duncan Creek to the south as the roadways separate to accommodate the left side rest area. 12/31/13
19,200 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded by SCDOT on the stretch between Exits 5 and 9 in 2014 and 22,400 vpd in 2020. 12/31/13
Westbound travelers reach the off-ramp for the Laurens county rest area. 12/31/13
U.S. 221 crosses paths with I-385 at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 9) north of Laurens and south of Ora. A number of industrial businesses, including distribution centers for Michelin Tires and Wal-mart, are located nearby. As a result, ramps joining I-385 with U.S. 221 were improved. 12/31/13
Leading south from Exit 9, U.S. 221 travels through the heart of Laurens along Harper Street, intersecting U.S. 76 Business (Main Street) at Downtown. Northward U.S. 221 travels 7.8 miles to the community of Enoree and 14.3 miles to Woodruff. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 turns more northerly beyond U.S. 221. 12/31/13
S.C. 14 runs northwest from Laurens to Gray Court along the former alignment of U.S. 276. S.C. 101 joins I-385 with the town in six miles. Greenville is around a half hour away. 12/31/13
Metric Road (Road 23) meanders 1.40 miles west from U.S. 221 to meet Interstate 385 at a parclo B2 interchange (Exit 10) in one half mile. 12/31/13
The second guide sign for Metric Road (Road 23) was taken down by late 2013. Beyond Exit 10, Metric Road continues 3.49 miles west to S.C. 14 at Barksdale. 12/31/13
Confirming marker posted for I-385 north of the Metric Road (Road 23) entrance ramp. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 advances five miles north to a diamond interchange (Exit 16) with S.C. 101 outside Gray Court. Greenville is 32 miles to the north. 12/31/13
The freeway lowers into a broad valley fed by Warrior Creek along a forested stretch east of Gray Court. 12/31/13
S.C. 92 spans I-385 east from Gray Court east to Lanford one mile south of Exit 16 with S.C. 101. 12/31/13
S.C. 101 heads 8.4 miles north from Exit 16 to the city of Woodruff in Spartanburg County and 56.52 miles overall between U.S. 76 at Hickory Tavern and S.C. 11 in northern Greenville County. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 gains frontage roads leading north from S.C. 101, The west side road serves an adjacent quarry while the eastern service road remains with the freeway to Fountain Inn. 12/31/13
Fountain Inn represents the southern extent of the Greenville metropolitan area, with a number of subdivisions and industrial businesses located in the area within seven miles. Downtown Greenville is another 20 miles to the north. 12/31/13
S.C. 14 (former U.S. 276) runs along a CSX Railroad line from Laurens, Gray Court and Owings north to a trumpet interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 385. 12/31/13
Exit 19 loops away from I-385 north for S.C. 14 south to the settlement of Owings. The freeway north overtakes a portion of the original U.S. 276 alignment between Exits 19 and 22. 12/31/13
S.C. 14 shares an implied overlap with Interstate 385, 2.72 miles north to Laurens Road at Exit 22. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 North South Carolina Highway 14 West
S.C. 14 rejoins old U.S. 276 through the Fountain Inn city center, four miles ahead. Greenville is 24 miles away. 12/31/13
A split diamond interchange joins I-385 north with S.C. 14 leading north along Laurens Road and Main Street through the city of Fountain Inn. S.C. 14 remains along former U.S. 276 to Simpsonville. 12/31/13
S.C. 14 runs 59.24 miles overall, leaving old U.S. 276 at Simpsonville for Greer, Landrum and Interstate 26 near the North Carolina state line. 12/31/13
Interstate 385 North
Interstate 385 elevates along a sweeping curve north over Laurens Road, a Carolina Piedmont Railroad line and Old Laurens Road. 12/31/13
Service roads accompany I-385 for the remainder of the drive along the original U.S. 276 freeway north to Mauldin. A diamond interchange (Exit 23) connects with S.C. 418 in 0.75 miles. 12/31/13
This I-385 shield stands just north of the entrance ramp from Old Laurens Road and Hunts Bridge Road. 12/31/13
Industrial businesses line both sides of Interstate 385 as the freeway enters Greenville County. A concrete barrier replaces the cable barrier and grassy median northward to S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road). 12/31/13
S.C. 418 leads 11.42 miles west from I-385 and Fountain Inn to U.S. 25 opposite S.C. 8 at Ware Place. S.C. 8 extends westward to the towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer. 12/31/13
A substandard parclo B2 interchange (Exit 23) joins Interstate 385 with Fairview Street in one mile. This is one of the few original exchanges remaining along the freeway northward to Mauldin. 12/31/13
N Woods Drive and N Nelson Drive accompany I-385 to serve a number of businesses and industrial parks through the Fountain Inn area. 12/31/13
Exit 24 ties into adjacent Woods Drive to provide access to Fairview Street east into Fountain Inn. Fairview Street east and Fairview Street Extension south to Milacron Drive represents the former alignment of S.C. 418. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 North
Traffic counts steadily increase as I-385 advances toward Greenville. 45,900 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded between Exits 24 and 26 in 2014. Counts on I-385 topped out at 96,600 vpd north of I-85 in 2014. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 expands to six overall lanes ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 26) with Harrison Bridge Road. 01/13/16
The first in a series of interchange sequence signs precedes the city of Simpsonville and the Southern Connector (I-185). 12/31/13
Harrison Bridge Road stems west from S.C. 14 (Main Street) to I-385 and suburban areas at Neely Ferry and Rocky Creek Roads. 01/13/16
I-385 passes between a pair of schools to the east and big box retail to the west to enter the Simpsonville city limits. A six ramp parclo interchange (Exit 27) follows with Fairview Road. 12/31/13
Fairview Road and Georgia Road connect I-385 with Simpsonville over the next 2.25 miles. U.S. 276 begins at southern reaches of the Mauldin city limits. 01/13/16
Fairview Road comprises a commercial arterial leading south from adjacent S.C. 14 (SE Main Street) to Harrison Bridge Road. Further suburban development lines the arterial southward to S.C. 418. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 reassurance marker posted ahead of the Richardson Road overpass in Simpsonville 01/13/16
Interchange sequence sign posted 1.75 miles ahead of the split with U.S. 276 west at the Southern Connector (I-185) and seven miles south of Interstate 85. 12/31/13
Exit 29 departs I-385 next for Georgia Road east to Maple Street in Simpsonville and west to the Brashier Campus of Greenville Technical College and Fork Shoals Road. A wye interchange follows in 1.25 miles for U.S. 276 west to I-185. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 climbs north from Rocky Creek to Exit 30. 12/31/13
A second set of signs precedes the Exit 30 split with U.S. 276 west into Mauldin. I-385 was expanded through Simpsonville between 2005 and 2007. 01/13/16
U.S. 276 commences on limited access highway ahead of a loop ramp for Standing Springs Road. Standing Springs Road connects the freeway with Old Stage Road to the east and W Georgia Road to the south. 01/13/16
The Southern Connector, constructed between 1998 and 2001, ties into U.S. 276 at an adjacent wye interchange. The toll road also spurs east alongside I-385 to S.C. 417 (NE Main Street), to provide access north to Greenville. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 turns northeast from U.S. 276 to next meet S.C. 417 at Exit 31. S.C. 417 follows old U.S. 276 north from Simpsonville onto S Main Street through Mauldin. 01/13/16
S.C. 417 travels 21.48 miles from U.S. 276 in Mauldin to S.C. 296 south of Spartanburg. S.C. 417 follows NE Main Street south from the diamond interchange at Exit 31 to combine with S.C. 14 into Downtown Simpsonville. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 encircles eastern reaches of Mauldin along the Golden Strip Freeway constructed from 1978 to 1985. 05/25/21
The next two exits lie within the city of Mauldin while the ensuing interchanges with Woodruff Road (S.C. 146) and Roper Mountain Road serve eastern reaches of Greenville. 05/25/21
Exit 33 with Bridges Road joins Interstate 385 with the east side of Mauldin and built up suburban areas of Greenville County near Five Forks. 05/25/21
Four miles south of the multilevel interchange (Exit 36) with Interstate 85 and 11 miles southeast of Downtown Greenville. This sign was previously posted ahead of the Bethel Road overpass. 05/25/21
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 33) with Bridges Road on I-385 north. Bridges Road links the freeway with Corn and Butler Roads at Mauldin High School to the west and Bethel Road to the east. 05/25/21
Butler Road arcs northeast from the Mauldin city center to meet Interstate 385 at a diamond interchange (Exit 34) in 0.75 miles. 05/25/21
Exit 34 leaves Interstate 385 north for Butler Road (Road 107). Butler Road continues 1.12 miles northeast by the Brookfield Corporate Center to S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road). S.C. 146 travels west from there to both I-385 and I-85. 05/25/21
The I-85/I-385 Gateway project, underway from February 2016 to mid 2020, added a distributor roadway along I-385 northbound ahead of S.C. 146 and leading to a flyover ramp for I-85 south. 05/25/21
Interstate 85 leads east from Exit 36A to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) nearby at Greer. 05/25/21
The eight lane freeway passes between a town home community and business park south of Smith Hines Road (Road 23). 05/25/21
The three lane distributor roadway eliminated weaving traffic between the diamond interchange (Exit 35) with S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road) and exchange (Exit 36) at I-85. 05/25/21
Interstate 385 turns west along its original alignment from I-85 with four interchanges in Greenville. The freeway ends in 7.2 miles. 05/25/21
S.C. 146, a 33.45 mile long route from Cross Anchor west to Woodruff, Five Forks and Greenville, converges with Interstate 385 along a heavily developed commercialized stretch. 05/25/21
Two lanes separate at Exit 36A for Interstate 85 northeast 25 miles to Spartanburg. 05/25/21
Exit 36B is a high flyover built during the 2016-20 Gateway Project connecting I-385 north with Interstate 85 south to Anderson and Atlanta, Georgia. 05/25/21
Northbound Interstate 385 continues with five lanes to the diamond interchange (Exit 37) for Roper Mountain Road (Road 183). 05/25/21
Numerous office buildings and retail surrounds Roper Mountain Road by the exchange with I-385, as S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road) parallels just to the west. 05/25/21
The I-85/385 Gateway Project added a second auxiliary lane north to Exit 37 for Roper Mountain Road. Roper Mountain Road winds around Roper Mountain to the eastern suburbs near Five Forks. 05/25/21
Heavy development continues on both sides of Interstate 385 to the diamond interchange (Exit 39) with Haywood Road. 12/31/13
A confirming marker precedes the Patewood Drive overpass along Interstate 385 north. I-385 was widened westward through Greenville from June 2001 to Fall 2004. 05/25/21
Haywood Road heads 1.69 miles south from Exit 37 to Haywood Mall and U.S. 276 (Laurens Road). Northward the five lane arterial climbs over Butler Hill 1.41 miles to E North Street at Howard Road. 05/25/21
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A western turn takes Interstate 385 by northern reaches of Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) to Exits 40A/B with S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive). 05/25/21, 12/31/13
S.C. 291 constitutes an 11.40 mile long arterial loop east from S.C. 253 (State Park Road) near U.S. 276 (Poinsett Highway) and Piney Mountain to U.S. 25 (White Horse Road) near Donaldson Center Airport (GYH). 05/25/21
S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) leads north from Exit 40A to U.S. 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard) at Bob Jones University. Furman University lies beyond the north end of S.C. 291 along U.S. 276 north toward Travelers Rest. 12/31/13
S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) south leads to Greenville Convention Center at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) and Greenville Technical College past Nicholtown. 05/25/21
Loop ramps from Pleasanburg Drive onto I-385 at the cloverleaf interchange with S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) were removed during 2001-04 expansion of the freeway. 05/25/21
South from Exit 40B, S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) connects I-385 with the Arcadia Hills and Nicholtown neighborhoods. 05/25/21
Exit 42 links I-385 with U.S. 276, a commercial arterial (Laurens Road) north from Mauldin to Nicholtown. U.S. 276 continues west along E Stone Avenue around Downtown to the Viola Street neighborhood. 05/25/21
Interstate 385 winds west through a valley north of Arcadia Hills. 05/25/21
Hillside Drive spans I-385 at the Max Heller Gateway into Downtown ahead of Exit 42 for U.S. 276 (Stone Avenue north / Laurens Road south). U.S. 276 follows Poinsett Highway northward to the Brutontown community en route to Travelers Rest, Marietta and Caesars Head, the highest point in the Palmetto State. 05/25/21
Business Spur I-385 North
The speed limit reduces to 35 miles per hour as Interstate 385 transitions into unsigned Business Spur I-385 (E North Street) north. 12/31/13
Per SCDOT GIS Data, Business Spur I-385 extends the mileage of Interstate 385 from 42.16 to 42.65 miles. 05/31/07
E North Street advances west toward a signalized intersection with Williams Street south and U.S. 123 along Academy Street north. U.S. 123 as it circumvents Downtown Greenville. 12/31/13
U.S. 123 commences a 75 mile long route west to Easley, Clemson, Seneca, Westminster and Toccoa, Georgia at Business Spur I-385. The south end of U.S. 123 is at U.S. 23/441 east of Clarkesville, Georgia. 05/25/21
Academy Street comprises a four lane boulevard encircling Downtown from the adjacent Bon Secours Wellness Arena to the bridge across the Reedy River. 05/25/21
Beattie Place (S.C. 183) separates from Business Spur I-385 (E North Street) to U.S. 29 (Church Street) north. 12/31/13
A pedestrian bridge spans Beattie Place from the adjacent Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville's indoor sports and concert venue. Two lanes turn left onto U.S. 29 ahead, which leads directly to Interstate 185 south of the city line. 05/25/21
U.S. 29 travels 30 miles south to Anderson and north onto Wade Hampton Boulevard toward Taylors. S.C. 183 extends Beattie Place west as an unsigned route to College Street. The state route runs 54 miles west from Greenville to Westminster. 12/31/13

Sources:
  1. S. 135 - STATUS INFORMATION, South Carolina General Assembly. 115th Session, 2003-2004.

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