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South Carolina evacuation routes

Grand Strand Area

North Myrtle Beach and northward...

Use SC 9 to proceed to I-95 and beyond.

Myrtle Beach...

10th Avenue North and northward to Briarcliff Acres use SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to US 501.

Motorists using SC 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) or the Grissom Parkway will be directed north to SC 22.

South of 10th Avenue North southward to the Myrtle Beach Airport use US 501 toward Marion and beyond.

Myrtle Beach Airport southward through Surfside Beach use SC 544 to US 501.

Under certain conditions, US 501 will be converted to four lanes westbound from SC 22 to US 576. Instructions will be given to motorists through signs and highway advisory radio.

Garden City Beach south to Winyah Bay, Georgetown...

Take US 17 south through Georgetown. Then take US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

Under certain conditions, a third southbound lane will be formed by reversing flow on the inside northbound lane of US 17 at the Prince George entrance. When this occurs, an additional alternate route from Georgetown will be Black River Road to US 701 to SC 51 to SC 41 to US 378 at Kingsburg. Instructions will be given to motorists through signs and highway advisory radio.

Charleston Area

Edisto Island, Adams Run...

Evacuees will take SC 174 to US 17. They will then take US 17 south to SC 64. This will take them to Walterboro, and then on to North Augusta.

Yonges Island, Meggett, Hollywood, Ravenel...

Use SC 165 to US 17, then US 17 south to SC 64.

Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook...

Evacuees will use SC 700 to Road S-20 (Bohicket Road) to US 17. Evacuees will take US 17 south to SC 64 where they will go to Walterboro, then on to North Augusta.

James Island and Folly Beach...

Use SC 171 to US 17. Evacuees should then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.

City of Charleston...

The west side of the city (West Ashley) will use SC 61 to US 78, then to Aiken and North Augusta. Downtown will use normal lanes of I-26.

North Charleston...

Evacuees will take US 52 (Rivers Avenue) to US 78 to US 178 to Orangeburg or continue on US 52 to US 176 or continue north on US 52.

The right lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will continue on to Moncks Corner. In Moncks Corner, it will be directed onto SC 6, where SC 6 will take evacuees toward Columbia.

The left lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will go onto US 176 to Columbia. Evacuees using SC 642 will travel west toward Summerville and take road S-22 (Old Orangeburg Road) to US 78 west.

East Cooper...

Evacuees leaving Mount Pleasant will take I-526 or US 17 south to I-26. Those leaving Sullivan's Island will use SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526, then I-26.

Evacuees from the Isle of Palms will use the Isle of Palms connector (SC 517) to go to US 17, where the right lane will turn north on US 17, then proceed to SC 41, to SC 402, then to US 52 to SC 375, then to US 521, to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

Evacuees using the left lanes of the Isle of Palms connector will turn left to go to I-526 and then on to I-26.

Evacuees on I-526 approaching I-26 from East Cooper will be directed to the normal lanes of I-26 if in the right lane of I-526.

Those in the left lane of I-526 will be directed into the reversed lanes of I-26.

Awendaw and McClellanville...

Evacuees will take SC 45 to US 52 where they will be directed right onto US 52 to SC 375 to US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

Hilton Head Island and Beaufort Areas

Hilton Head Island...

Hilton Head Island evacuees will use both the William Hilton Parkway (US 278 Business) and the Cross Island Parkway toll facility (US 278).

As these two roads merge, a third lane will be formed by reversing flow on the inside eastbound lane of US 278. This lane will carry the traffic from the toll facility.

When US 278 reaches I-95, lane assignments will be as follows:

  1. The right lane on westbound US 278 will exit to I-95 northbound.
  2. The left lane on US 278 westbound will continue on US 278 to Hampton and eventually North Augusta.
  3. The reversed lane will take SC 170 to SC 46 to US 321 then to SC 3 to SC 125 and onto North Augusta.

Should a third lane not be necessary, then both lanes on US 278 will be routed to I-95 with the right lane to I-95 north, and the left lane continues on US 278.

Under certain conditions, US 278 will be converted to four lanes westbound from the Cross Island Parkway to SC 170, where one lane will be directed onto SC 170 westbound to Hardeeville. The remaining three lanes on US 278 will continue toward I-95.

I-95 southbound - Access to I-95 southbound is available, but severe congestion may be encountered.

Beaufort...

Evacuees will use the two present northbound lanes on US 21. These lanes will be turned onto US 17 south to I-95 at Exit 33 (Point South) where the left lane will go to I-95 south and the right lane to I-95 north.

Under certain conditions, a third northbound lane will be formed by reversing flow on the inside southbound lane of US 21 at SC 280. This lane will carry the traffic from SC 280. Also, as conditions warrant, US 21 may be converted to four lanes northbound from SC 280. Both of the above schemes will end at US 17, Gardens Corner. In either case, motorists will be given instructions through signs and highway advisory radio.

Source: SCDOT

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