Business Spur I-385 South
Business Spur I-385 follows E North Street 0.25 miles east from U.S. 29 (Church Street) to the north end of U.S. 123 (Academy Street) at Williams Street. 04/14/12
U.S. 123 encircles Downtown Greenville along Academy Street, a four lane boulevard from E North Street to a viaduct across the Reedy River at Broad Street. 07/23/04
This U.S. 123 assembly was posted on the southeast corner of E North and Academy Streets. U.S. 123 runs just 75 miles west from Greenville to Toccoa, Georgia. 12/08/99
Interstate 385 South
Interstate 385 commences as a six lane freeway at Exit 42 for U.S. 276. U.S. 276 follows Stone Avenue west around Downtown to Rutherford Street north out of Greenville to Travelers Rest. Laurens Road leads U.S. 276 southeast along a commercial arterial to Mauldin. 05/25/21
I-385 through Greenville was expanded to six lanes from June 2001 to Fall 2004. The widening project included reconfiguring the cloverleaf at Exit 40 into a six-ramp parclo interchange with two loop ramps removed to eliminate a weaving traffic pattern. 05/25/21
The first southbound shield for Interstate 385 stands next to a hill below the Arcadia Hills neighborhood. 05/25/21
Interchange sequence signs were added during 2001-04 expansion of I-385. Columbia is 102 miles away via I-26 east. 05/25/21
Exit 40B departs Interstate 385 south for S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) south to Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), Greenville Convention Center, the Nicholtown neighborhood and Greenville Technical College. 05/25/21
S.C. 291 (Pleasantburg Drive) continues as a commercial route 1.60 miles north from Exit 40A to U.S. 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard) at Bob Jones University. S.C. 291 turns westward from there toward Piney Mountain and S.C. 253 (State Park Road) by U.S. 276 (Poinsett Highway). 05/25/21
Interstate 385 passes by northern reaches of Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 39) with Haywood Road. 05/25/21
Haywood Road leads north from U.S. 276 (Laurens Road) to meet Interstate 385 between Haywood Mall and Butler Hill. North from Exit 39, Haywood Road becomes Howell Road through Cherokee Forest and other northeastern suburbs. 05/25/21
I-385 curves southeast along a heavily developed stretch anchored by Haywood Mall and St. Francis Eastside Hospital. A diamond interchange (Exit 37) at Roper Mountain Road provides access to the adjacent business parks, retail and apartment complexes in 1.5 miles. 05/25/21
Exit 36 for Interstate 85 follows Roper Mountain Road in 1.75 miles while the Capital City is 100 miles to the southeast. 05/25/21
Interstate 385 expands to seven overall lanes ahead of Exit 37. 05/25/21
Exit 37 departs for Roper Mountain Road one mile from the systems interchange (Exit 36) with I-85. Major construction underway ftom February 2016 and mid 2020 rebuilt I-385 southward past S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road). 05/25/21
Roper Mountain Road winds east from nearby S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road) at Verdae Boulevard to suburban areas north of Five Forks. The road derives its name from adjacent Roper Mountain, which is home to the Roper Mountain Science Center. 08/04/16
Expansion of I-385 between 2001 and 2004 concluded at Interstate 85. The freeway previously reduced to four lanes through the exchange before expanding back to six lanes southward to Mauldin. 05/25/21
Interstate 385 converges with I-85 in southeastern Greenville by a commercial strip adjacent to Magnolia Park, the Shoppes at Plaza Green and The Shops at Greenridge. 05/25/21
A high speed (Exit 36A) flyover links I-385 south with Interstate 85 north ahead of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). A collector distributor roadway follows at Exit 35 for S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road). 05/25/21
Interstate 385 ended at a trumpet interchange with I-85 until the completion of the Golden Strip Freeway south around Mauldin to U.S. 276 in 1985. 05/25/21
I-85 travels 22 miles northeast to Spartanburg en route to Charlotte, North Carolina. Beyond Anderson to the southwest, I-85 heads 150 miles to Atlanta, Georgia. 05/25/21
Exit 35 leads to a commercialized diamond interchange with S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road). 05/25/21
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Underway from February 2016 to mid 2020, the $300 million I-85/I-385 Gateway project rebuilt the directional cloverleaf interchange at Exit 36 into a multi level systems exchange. 05/25/21
The c/d roadways with S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road) were constructed as part of the I-85/I-385 Gateway Project. S.C. 146 is 33.45 mile long route east from U.S. 276 (Laurens Road) in Greenville to S.C. 56 at Cross Anchor. 05/25/21
Lined with big box retail, strip shopping centers and other traveler services, Woodruff Road constitutes a busy commercial arterial east to Five Forks. S.C. 146 combines with S.C. 417 across the Enoree River en route to Woodruff. 05/25/21
Butler Road (Road 107) angles 1.12 miles southwest from S.C. 146 (Woodruff Road) to meet I-385 at the city of Mauldin. 05/25/21
Southbound confirming marker posted beyond the Smith Hines Road (Road 23) overpass. I-385 was expanded to six lanes from south of Woodruff Road to just south of I-185 at Exit 30 from December 2010 to late 2012. The bulk of the $70 million project utilized concrete for the new road surface.1 05/25/21
Exit 34 leaves I-385 south for Butler Road by a business park and numerous apartment complexes. Butler Road (Road 107) continues 2.72 miles southwest to U.S. 276 (Main Street) at the Mauldin city center. 05/25/21
Bridges Road and Interstate 385 come together at a diamond interchange (Exit 33). Bridges Road connects with Butler and Corn Roads in Mauldin to the west and Bethel Road at Holly Tree Country Club to the east. 05/25/21
Curving southwest, I-385 advances to the wye interchange (Exit 31) with Interstate 185 (Southern Connector) north to S.C. 417 (NE Main Street). 05/25/21
Bethel Road (Road 48) crosses over Interstate 385 at this sign posted 28 miles from the Laurens County seat of Laurens and 93 miles from Columbia. 05/25/21
When the Southern Connector was built, Exit 31 was relocated from I-385 south onto adjacent I-185 north for S.C. 417 linking Mauldin with Simpsonville. The ensuing two exits beyond U.S. 276 fall within the city of Simponsville. 05/25/21
The Southern Connector was constructed between 1998 and 2001 as an extension of Interstate 185. The 13.69 mile long toll road encircles southern reaches of the Greenville area westward to I-85 at Exit 42. 05/25/21
A 21.48 mile long route, S.C. 417 extends S Main Street from U.S. 276 in Mauldin to become NE Main Street alongside S.C. 14 through Simpsonville. This portion of S.C. 14 was the former route of U.S. 276. 05/25/21
I-385 south splits with Interstate 185 north at Exit 31. The Southern Connector opened to traffic on February 27, 2001 as a joint public and private financed roadway. 05/25/21
I-185 (Southern Connector) runs alongside I-385 south to Exit 30 with Old Stage Road. Old Stage Road leads south to Maple Street through Simpsonville and parallels U.S. 276 north to S.C. 417 (S Main Street) in Mauldin. Standing Springs Road stems southwest from Exit 30 to an adjacent ramp for U.S. 276 north. 04/15/12
U.S. 276 begins a 106 mile long route to Cove Creek, North Carolina at a wye interchange from Interstate 385 north. U.S. 276 extends along a freeway 2.21 miles northward toward the Mauldin city center via S Main Street. 04/15/12
I-385 overtakes U.S. 276 southward from Mauldin to Simpsonville. Georgia Road meanders west from Maple Street in Simpsonville to a six-ramp parclo interchange at Exit 29. Expansion of I-385 in 2005-07 included modernizing the exchange at Exit 29 and widening Georgia Road into a four lane arterial. 01/13/16
An interchange sequence sign added by 2007 references Fairview Road (Exit 27), Harrison Bridge Road (Exit 26) and Fairview Street in Fountain Inn (Exit 24). 05/31/07
W Georgia Road (Road 272) meanders southwest from Simpsonville and Exit 29 to the Brashier Campus of Greenville Technical College by a number of suburban tracts 4.61 miles to Fork Shoals Road. 01/13/16
Richardson Street passes over Interstate 385, 0.75 mile from Exit 27 with Fairview Road in Simpsonville. Fairview Road (Road 55) runs south from S.C. 14 (SE Main Street) to S.C. 110, north of Hickory Tavern in Laurens County. 01/13/16
The last three suburban exits of Interstate 385 serve the city of Fountain Inn over the course of 4.75 miles. 05/31/07
A six-ramp parclo interchange joins I-385 with Fairview Road north to adjacent S.C. 14 (SE Main Street) and south along a commercial corridor 0.96 miles to Harrison Bridge Road. Parallel S.C. 14 follows old U.S. 276 through the city centers of both Simpsonville and Fountain Inn. 01/13/16
A substandard parclo B2 interchange joins I-385 with Fairview Street in 2.25 miles. A similar exchange joined the freeway with Fairview Road originally. 26 miles remain along I-385 south to I-26 outside Clinton. 01/13/16
Harrison Bridge Road (Road 453) winds 3.04 miles west from S.C. 14 (North Main Street) in Fountain Inn to Fairview Road and growing suburban areas at Neely Ferry Road. 01/13/16
Interstate 385 South
Interstate 385 reduces from six to four overall lanes midway between Exit 26 and 24. The freeway enters Fountain Inn ahead of Fairview Street (Road 543). 01/13/16
Exit 24 loops away from I-385 south onto Fairview Street east to Downtown Fountain Inn. Fairview Street Extension provides a cut off to S.C. 418 west to Ware Place. 04/15/12
A barrier median was added to Interstate 385 during a 2011-12 resurfacing project. I-385 advances south a half mile to a diamond interchange (Exit 23) with S.C. 418. 01/16/16
Exit 23 departs I-385 south for S.C. 418 (McCarter Road). A 24.74 mile long route, S.C. 418 travels from Ware Place east to S.C. 101/146 outside Woodruff. S.C. 418 runs northeast from Fountain Inn to outlying suburban areas. 01/13/16
S.C. 14 (S Main Street) parallels a Carolina Piedmont Railroad line south from Downtown Fountain Inn to combine with I-385 at a split diamond interchange (Exit 22). Exit 22 connects I-385 south with Old Laurens Road west of the railroad line. 04/15/12
The final 22.62 miles of Interstate 385 traverse pine forest and agricultural lands through Laurens County. This stretch of freeway is designated the Veterans Memorial Highway. 04/15/12
Interstate 385 straddles the Fountain Inn city line to Exit 22. 04/15/12
Old Laurens Road follows the west side of the Carolina Piedmont Railroad to N Main Street in the town of Gray Court. 04/15/12
Interstate 385 South South Carolina Highway 14 East
Gray Court lies five miles to the south via S.C. 14 east. Columbia is 81 miles from Fountain Inn. 05/29/05
S.C. 14 east accompanies Interstate 385 south 2.24 miles to Exit 19, where the route curves southward through Owings to E Main Street in Gray Court. 09/03/11
Following the old alignment of U.S. 276, S.C. 14 branches westward from I-385 corridor to Gray Court and the county seat. S.C. 14 travels 59.24 miles overall between I-26 near Landrum and U.S. 76 Business in Laurens. 04/15/12
Interstate 385 South
Interstate 385 turns eastward to bypass Gray Court 78 miles ahead of Columbia. 04/15/12
S.C. 101 branches 1.38 miles north from S.C. 92 and Gray Court to a modified diamond interchange (Exit 16) with Interstate 385. S.C. 92 passes over I-385 to Lanford and Enoree without direct access. 04/15/12
Measuring 56.52 miles in length, S.C. 101 links Gray Court with Hickory Tavern at U.S. 76 to the southwest and the city of Woodruff and U.S. 221 to the north. The state highway concludes at S.C. 11 near Gowensville. 04/15/12
SCDOT recorded 25,900 vehicles per day south from Exit 16 to Exit 10 in 2020. 04/15/12
Clinton, a city of less than 8,500 lies 19 miles ahead via I-385 south, I-26 east and S.C. 56 west. 04/15/12
Roadways along Interstate 385 switch from asphalt to concrete just south of S.C. 92. The southernmost 15 miles of freeway was rebuilt between January 4, 2010 and July 2010. 09/03/11
Interstate 385 south undulates over hills ahead of Warrior Creek and the Lincoln Road overpass. 09/03/11
Metric Road (Road 23) leads 3.47 miles east from S.C. 14 at Barksdale to cross paths with I-385 at a parclo B2 interchange (Exit 10) in one mile. 04/15/12
Road 23 ties into Road 40, 0.25 miles east from Exit 23. Metric Road continues along Road 40, 1.15 miles southeast to U.S. 221, south of Ora and north of Exit 9. 04/15/12
Hunter Park Industrial Road lines the southbound side of Interstate 385 from Metric Road to U.S. 221. 09/03/11
U.S. 221 follows a CSX Railroad line southward from Woodruff and Enoree to Exit 9 and the city of Laurens. U.S. 221 travels 734 miles overall between Perry, Florida and Lynchburg, Virginia. 04/15/12
U.S. 221 meets I-385 at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 9) on the northern outskirts of Laurens. The exchange was modernized to accommodate truck traffic from the adjacent Wal-mart and Michelin Distribution Centers. 04/15/12
U.S. 221 winds southward onto Lucas Avenue through Wattsville and Harper Street through Downtown Laurens. Beyond Laurens, U.S. 221 continues to Greenwood, Georgia. 05/29/05
Over the next four miles, Interstate 385 lines a ridge above Duncan Creek that varies between 650 and 680 feet in elevation. 04/15/12
A rest area lies one mile ahead in the median of Interstate 385. The facility serves both roadways. 04/15/12
Clinton is nine miles to the south. Columbia is an hour further southeast. 04/15/12
Fleming Mill Road (Road 31) crosses over I-385 south ahead of the rest area off-ramp. 04/15/12
19,000 vpd were recorded along this rural stretch of Interstate 385 in 2012 and 21,700 vpd in 2020. The low traffic counts offset issues with the left side ramps to the rest area. 04/15/12
The roadways of Interstate 385 reconvene at a diamond interchange (Exit 5) with S.C. 49. 04/15/12
S.C. 49 branches east from U.S. 221 at Wattsville to Exit 5. The 79.49 mile long highway continues north to Tylersville, Cross Anchor, Union and ultimately York. 04/15/12
Posted south of the parclo interchange (Exit 2) with S.C. 308, this lone sign references the transition of I-385 south onto I-26 east. 56 miles separate this point from the Carolina Crossroads Interchange where I-20/26 converge at Columbia. 10/15/01

Sources:
  1. "Meeting tonight to preview I-385 widening project." GreenvilleOnline.com, November 4, 2012.

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