South Carolina 48 goes for 29 miles from U.S. 601 at Wateree west to Gadsden and Interstate 77 at the industrial south side of Columbia. S.C. 48 follows Assembly Street by the University of South Carolina campus, the State Capitol and downtown to a northern terminus at Elmwood Avenue (U.S. 21-76-176-321).


South Carolina 48 north
Blossom Street (unsigned U.S. 21 Connector) provides the main route through the University of South Carolina campus from the Five Points area of Columbia to the east and Cayce to the west. Photo taken 04/15/12.
South Carolina 48 passes by the Carolina Coliseum between Blossom Street and the traffic light with Greene Street. Colonial Life Arena replaced the coliseum, two blocks to the west on Greene Street, as the main home for South Carolina Gamecocks basketball when it opened in 2002. Photo taken 04/15/12.
College Street travels four blocks between Lincoln Street and the Colonial Life Arena to Sumter Street at The Horseshoe green. Photo taken 04/15/12.
Pendleton Street lines the south side of the South Carolina State Government complex east from S.C. 48 (Assembly Street) to the University of South Carolina. Photo taken 04/15/12.
South Carolina 48 (Assembly Street) passes by the South Carolina Capitol Complex between Senate Street and U.S. 1 & 378 (Gervais Street). Photo taken 04/15/12.
U.S. 1 and 378 overlap along Gervais Street east to Millwood Avenue and west to the Gervais Street Bridge into West Columbia. U.S. 76 joins the four-lane street four blocks to the east from Bull Street. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Lady Street parallels U.S. 1 & 378 one block to the north between Huger Street (U.S. 21-176-321) and Pickens Street. Photo taken 04/15/12.
Traffic lights line Assembly Street north through every intersection through the central business district. This set of signals hang above Washington Street. Photo taken 04/15/12.
Hampton Street doubles as South Carolina 12 east from Williams Street east to S.C. 48 (Assembly Street) north. S.C. 12 west follows Taylor Street along the couplet with Hampton. Photo taken 04/15/12.
One block removed from the unsigned split of S.C. 12 east onto Taylor Street from S.C. 48 (Assembly Street) north at Blanding Street. Photo taken 10/03/10.
South Carolina 48 (Assembly Street) rises from Blanding Street to Laurel Street next. Laurel Street leads west by Finlay Park to the Columbia Water Treatment Plant and east to U.S. 1 (Two Notch Road) to Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital. Photo taken 10/03/10.
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Richland and Calhoun Streets round out the downtown area intersections of Assembly Street (S.C. 48) north. South Carolina 48 is essentially an unsigned route northbound throughout downtown. Photos taken 10/03/10.
South Carolina 48 ends at Elmwood Avenue, which doubles as a number of routes including U.S. 21, 76, 176 and 321 but also Business Spur Interstate 126 west. Chester and Rock Hill are referenced for U.S. 21 and 321 leading north from Columbia. Photo taken 10/03/10.
U.S. 21-176-321 turn north from Elmwood Avenue onto Main Street, one block to the east. U.S. 76 continues along the boulevard three more blocks to South Carolina 277 and Bull Street south. Westward the five-way overlap meets Interstate 126 in four blocks. Photo taken 10/03/10.
South Carolina 48 south
South Carolina 48 (Assembly Street) intersects Blossom Street (unsigned U.S. 21 Connector) by the Carolina Coliseum. Blossom Street leads west to Cayce and east to Five Points. The multi-lane boulevard is the main route to the USC campus. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Assembly Street continues south by the University of South Carolina campus to the signalized intersection with Whaley Street. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Turning southeast at Capital City Stadium, South Carolina 48 (Assembly Street) approaches South Carolina 16 (Rosewood Drive) and George Rogers Boulevard at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. S.C. 16 begins here and loops around Columbia to U.S. 176 (River Drive). Photo taken 04/14/12.
Williams-Brice Stadium, home of USC Gamecocks football, rises prominently along the east side of Bluff Road. South Carolina 48 takes Bluff Road south from Rosewood Drive to Gadsden. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Reassurance marker posted along Bluff Road south at Eden Street. Industrial businesses line the arterial southeast from the stadium area to Abbott Road. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Nearing the six-ramp parclo interchange with Interstate 77 on South Carolina 48 (Bluff Road) south. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Interstate 77 follows the Southeastern Beltway around Columbia from near Pine Ridge to Fort Jackson and Dentsville. The freeway sees three control cities, two of which pertain to Interstate 26 from the southern terminus. Photo taken 04/14/12.
South Carolina 768 begins and travels South Beltline Boulevard east from South Carolina 48 (Bluff Road) to Shop Road. Shop Road carries the route southeast to Pineview Road east. Photo taken 04/14/12.
An Interstate 26 trailblazer precedes South Beltline Boulevard to direct motorists to I-77 for the freeway north to Spartanburg and south to Charleston. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Entering the intersection with S.C. 768 east and Beltline Boulevard west on South Carolina 48 (Bluff Road) south. S.C. 768 travels 4.8 miles east to U.S. 76 & 378 (Garners Ferry Road). Photo taken 04/14/12.
The right lane defaults onto Interstate 77 south across the Congaree River into south Cayce and Interstate 26. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Interstate 77 ends 5.7 miles to the west at U.S. 21-176-321 (Charleston Highway). Interstate 26 continues the Capital Beltway system north from there to West Columbia. Photo taken 04/14/12.
A loop ramp follows onto Interstate 77 north for Rock Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo taken 04/14/12.
Interstate 77 sees an interchange with South Carolina 768 (Shop Road) next before turning northward to Fort Jackson. Photo taken 04/14/12.



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10/03/10, 04/14/12, 04/15/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 02-11-2013.