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South Carolina Highway 403

South Carolina Highway 403 marker

South Carolina Highway 403
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length36.1 mi[1] (58.1 km)
Existed1940-present
Major junctions
South end in Camp Branch
 
North end in Lees Crossroads
Location
CountiesFlorence, Sumter, Darlington
Highway system
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South Carolina Highway 403 (SC 403) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves the town of Timmonsville and the surrounding rural area with the cities of Lake City and Hartsville.

Route description

SC 403 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses for 36.1 miles (58.1 km) beginning north of Lake City, along SC 341. Going through a northeasterly direction to Hobbs Crossroads, it then goes north to Sardis. Connecting with Interstate 95 (I-95) north of Sardis, it continues north connecting with U.S. Route 76 (US 76) near and then through Timmonsville. At Windhams Crossroads, it connects with US 401, where it provides access to I-20. At Lees Crossroads, it overlaps for .2 miles (0.32 km) with US 15 before it ends, along the road towards Hartsville. The vast majority of the landscape along the route is farmland, with the exception in and around Timmonsville.[2][3][4]

History

SC 403 was established in 1933 as a renumbering of US 301 from US 76 in Timmonsville to US 15 at Lees Crossroads. The entire route was paved in 1939. Around 1942, SC 403 was extended south SC 407 in Sparrows Crossroads. In 1948, SC 403 was retracted back to its original routing, leaving behind Hill Road (S-21-38). Between 1968-1970, SC 403 was extended south to its current southern terminus with SC 341, replacing part of SC 53 and nearly all of SC 309. Between 2005-2012, US 15 was realigned its Lees Crossroads intersection, removing an intersection corner bypass, giving an odd overlap with SC 403 for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) to where the corner bypass originally reconnected.

South Carolina Highway 309

South Carolina Highway 309
LocationHobbs Crossroads-Camp Branch
Length11.9 mi[5] (19.2 km)
Existed1940-1970

South Carolina Highway 309 (SC 309) was established in 1940 as a new primary routing, from SC 341 in Hobbs Crossroads, southeast to US 301. By 1942, it was extended southeast to reconnect with SC 341. Between 1968-1970, SC 309 was renumbered as an extension of SC 403 with only its westernmost piece downgraded to secondary road (Lynches River Road S-42-14).

Junction list

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
FlorenceCamp Branch0.00.0 (Olanta Highway) - Lake City, Olanta, Bishopville
Byrds Crossroads5.08.0 (Old Number 4 Highway) - Olanta, CowardTo Lynches River County Park
Kelley Crossroads7.812.6 (Florence Highway) - Olanta, Florence
SumterHobbs Crossroads11.318.2 south (Narrow Paved Road) to  - Olanta, Lynchburg, SumterNorthern terminus of SC 53
Florence15.424.8 - Florence, SavannahI-95 exit 150
19.130.7 west - SumterWest end of US 76 overlap
Timmonsville20.633.2 east (Smith Street) - FlorenceEast end of US 76 overlap
DarlingtonWindhams Crossroads28.145.2 (Lamar Highway) to  - Darlington, Lamar, Sumter
Lees Crossroads35.957.8 to (Lydia Highway) - Bishopville, DarlingtonSouth end of US 15 overlap
36.158.1 north (Fifth Street) - HartsvilleNorth end of US 15 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Google (September 4, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 403" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Florence County (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. July 2005. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Sumter County (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. August 2005. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Darlington County (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. July 2005. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ Google (September 4, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 309" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013.

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