South Carolina 61


South Carolina 61 South
Reassurance shield posted along Ashley River Road southbound after its intersection with South Carolina 165 (Delemar Highway south of Summerville. South Carolina 61 becomes part of the Ashley River National Scenic Byway ahead. Photo taken 12/15/07.
This suite of photos the Ashley River National Scenic Byway stretch of South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road). Thick forests buffer the two-lane roadway as it undulates along the Ashley River into Charleston. Points of interest along the route include the Middleton Place Gardens, Magnolia Gardens and Plantation, and Drayton Hall. Photos taken 12/15/07.
South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) emerges from the Scenic Byway into western reaches of the city of Charleston. The first signalized intersection joins the state highway with Bees Ferry Road, an 4.6-mile road connecting South Carolina 61 with U.S. 17 at Johns Island Photo taken 12/15/07.
Two miles south of Bees Ferry Road is the signalized intersection with Magwood Road. Magwood Road connects South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) with Glenn McConnell Parkway west and Paul Cantrell Boulevard east to its interchange with Interstate 526. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Only the second South Carolina 61 southbound marker posted along Ashley River Road since the intersection with South Carolina 165. Photo taken 12/15/07.
There is no direct access between South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) and Interstate 526. A frontage road however joins the state highway with Paul Cantrell Boulevard near its six-ramp parclo interchange with the freeway (Exit 11). Photo taken 12/15/07.
An Interstate 526 also directs traffic to the freeway by way of Tobias Gadsden Boulevard west from South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) south. Gadsden Boulevard loops southwest 0.3 miles to Cantrell Boulevard at Orleans Road. Photo taken 12/15/07.
A short distance beyond Gadsden Boulevard is the signalized intersection with Wallenberg Boulevard. Wallenberg Boulevard provides a through route 0.75 miles between South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) and Ashley Hall Road. Photo taken 12/15/07.
South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) overtakes the four-lane divided Paul Cantrell Boulevard just south of Wallenberg Boulevard. Ashley River Road continues along the commercial arterial in name to South Carolina 171. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Savage Road crosses paths with South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) south of Paul Cantrell Boulevard. Savage Road arcs west alongside Cantrell Boulevard to Interstate 526 before turning south to U.S. 17 (Savannah Highway). Photo taken 12/15/07.
A busy intersection joins South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) and South Carolina 7 (Sam Rittenburg Boulevard) amid heavy commercial development. South Carolina 7 branches east from U.S. 17 (Savannah Highway) at Interstate 526 to Interstate 26 (Exit 216) and U.S. 52 & 78. Sam Rittenburg Boulevard carries four overall lanes of traffic on its 5.9-mile trek. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Wappoo Road stems southwest from South Carolina 7 (Sam Rittenburg Boulevard) to U.S. 17 (Savannah Highway). The north-south road intersects South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) adjacent to Rittenburg Boulevard. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Ashley Hall Road travels south from Wallenberg Boulevard and South Carolina 7 (Rittenburg Boulevard) to South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road). Photo taken 12/15/07.
Playground Road provides another connection between South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road) and U.S. 17 (Savannah Highway). Photo taken 12/15/07.
Nearing the merge with South Carolina 171 (Old Towne Road) on South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road). Carriage Lane provides the connection to Old Towne Road north from Ashley River Road south. South Carolina 171 ends at South Carolina 7 in 1.5 miles. Photo taken 12/15/07.
South Carolina 171 shield posted for the merge with South Carolina 61 (Ashley River Road). South Carolina 61 and 171 share 1.75 miles between Old Towne Road and Wesley Drive. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Nearing the interchange with U.S. 17 on South Carolina 61 & 171 south. The left-hand ramp onto U.S. 17 departs South Carolina 61 beyond the split with South Carolina 171 (Wesley Drive). Photo taken 12/15/07.
South Carolina 171 departs South Carolina 61 for Wesley Drive south, a short connector between South Carolina 61 and Folly Road. Folly Road carries South Carolina 171 southward onto James Island along its 9.3-mile drive to Folly Beach. Photo taken 12/15/07.
A compact directional interchange joins U.S. 17 and South Carolina 61 near the west banks of the Ashley River. A single ramp carries drivers bound for U.S. 17 in unison; U.S. 17 travels east-west through the Charleston area, joining downtown with Johns Island and Ravenel to the west. Photo taken 12/15/07.
A pair of signalized intersections lie along South Carolina 61 (Herbert U. Fielding Connector) between U.S. 17 and South Carolina 30. Pictured here are the signals at Ashley Point Road, situated just east of those at Ripley Point Drive. Both roadways serve local interests. Photo taken 12/15/07.
Approaching the trumpet interchange with South Carolina 30, the southern terminus of South Carolina 61. South Carolina 30 constitutes a short freeway spur from downtown Charleston onto James Island. Photo taken 12/15/07.
South Carolina 61 concludes at the ramp partition for South Carolina 30 north into downtown and south to South Carolina 171 (Folly Road) on James Island. South Carolina 30 prematurely ends at Folly Road, awaiting an extension west and north to Interstate 526. The freeway was built in anticipation of Interstate 526 and carries mileage-based exit numbers. Photo taken 12/15/07.

Page Updated December 15, 2007.

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