|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length||14.90 mi (23.98 km)|
|South end||in Columbia|
|North end||near Blythewood|
SC 555 traverses 14.67 miles (23.61 km) from SC 12 in downtown Columbia to U.S. Route 21 (US 21) near Blythewood. Before Interstate 77 (I-77) was completed in the area, SC 555 served as a major thoroughfare; today it is an alternate route. The highway is four lanes south of I-77 and two lanes north of it.
The highway was established in 1941 or 1942 as a new primary routing traveling from SC 12 to US 21. Between 1948 and 1952, the highway was downgraded to secondary status until entire length was paved. SC 555 was widened to four lanes in phases: SC 12 to SC 16 by 1964, to I-20 by 1970, and finally to I-77 by 1982.
The entire route is in Richland County.
|Columbia||0.00||0.00||(Taylor Street) / Harden Street - Fort Jackson|
|1.89||3.04||(Bull Street) to /|
|5.77||9.29||- Florence, Augusta||Exit 72 (I-20)|
|8.10||13.04||- Charleston, Charlotte||Exit 19 (I-77)|
|Blythewood||14.90||23.98||(Wilson Boulevard) - Columbia, Blythewood|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|