Road Information

Interstate 85 in South Carolina    
Total Mileage in State: 106 miles
Northern End: At North Carolina state line
Southern End: At Georgia state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 106 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Oconee, Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee
Major Junctions in Photos: I-185, near Greenville
I-385, in Greenville
I-26, in Spartanburg
US 176/ To I-585, in Spartanburg
Control Cities in Photos: Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg, Gaffney
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Georgia Border to Greenville
   

Interstate 85 North at Exit 1: SC 11 - Walhalla / South Carolina Welcome Center / Rest Area  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

South Carolina welcome sign at the ramp to Exit 1.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 1.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

The speed limit on Interstate 85 North in South Carolina starts out at 65 mph with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 2: SC 59 - Fair Play / Seneca  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

State-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 4: SC 243 - Road 23 / Fair Play  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Anderson County.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Another state-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Speed Limit - 65 mph, Minimum Speed Limit - 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 18 miles to Anderson and 42 miles to Greenville.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Weigh Station in Anderson County.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 11 to Savannah River Scenic Highway.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 11: SC 24 / SC 243 - Anderson / Townville  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 14 miles to Clemson and 35 miles to Greenville.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 14 to Clemson University Advanced Materials Center and South Carolina Botanical Garden.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Also take Exit 14 to Southern Wesleyan University.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 14: SC 187 - Pendleton / Clemson  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 19A to Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Rest Area in Anderson County.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

As a third lane prepares to appear ahead on Interstate 85 North, this sign warns that truck restrictions will last for the next 62 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 19B to Tri-County Tech College and Clemson University.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 19B to Historic Pendleton.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Nearing Exit 19A, the previously mentioned truck restriction takes effect as Interstate 85 North widens to 3 lanes. Trucks are phohibited in the left lane.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 19A: US 76 East / SC 28 East - Anderson  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 19B: US 76 West / SC 28 West - Clemson  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 21: US 178 - Anderson / Liberty  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

State-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 25.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 27 to Anderson University and the Tourist Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 27: SC 81 - Anderson  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 16 miles to Easley and 19 miles to Greenville.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 32 to Williamston.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 32: SC 8 - Pelzer / Easley  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Nearing the Greenville area, the speed limit is reduced to 60 mph due to the high level on congestion often seen on this stretch of Interstate 85. The 45 mph minimum speed limit remains in effect.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 35: SC 86 - Piedmont / Easley  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 37.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 39: Piedmont River Rd  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 40 to Interstate 185 Toll South toward Columbia.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Also take Exit 40 to Powdersville.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 40: SC 153 - Easley  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take any of the next 8 exits to Greenville.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North as it enters Greenville County via crossing the Saluda River.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 42 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Take Exit 42 to Fluor Field.  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 42: Interstate 185 / US 29 - Downtown Greenville / Columbia  (Photo taken 5/27/17).

Interstate 85 North as it passes under Interstate 185.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 60 mph with a 45 mph minimum.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 44B to Greenwood.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 44B: US 25 - White Horse Road  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 46B to Greenville Tech College University Center and TD Convention Center.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exits 46A-B-C: SC 291 - Augusta Rd / Pleasantburg Dr / Mauldin Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 48A to Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 48A: US 276 East - Mauldin  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 48B: US 276 West - Greenville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 51 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 51 to Furman University and Bob Jones University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 51: Interstate 385 - Columbia / Greenville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 51A: SC 146 - Woodruff Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 51B: Interstate 385 South - Columbia  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 51C: Interstate 385 North - Greenville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Greenville to North Carolina Border
   

Interstate 85 North at Exit 54: Pelham Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 56 to Greenville Tech College Benson Campus.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 56: SC 14 - Pelham / Greer  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Spartanburg County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 57: GSP International Airport  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 58 to South Carolina Inland Port Terminal.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 58: Brockman-McClimon Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Overhead mileage sign at mile marker 58.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 60 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 60 to the BMW Visitors Center.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 60: SC 101 - Woodruff / Greer  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

State-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 60 mph with a minimum of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 63 to Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63: SC 290 - Duncan / Moore  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 8 exits to Spartanburg.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 66 to Lyman and Spartanburg Methodist College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 66: US 29 - Spartanburg-West / Wellford  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 68: SC 129 - Wellford  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 69: Interstate 85 Business Loop - Spartanburg  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 70 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 70: Interstate 26 - Columbia / Asheville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 72 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 72 to Sherman College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 72 to USC Upstate, Wofford College, and Converse College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 72 to Spartanburg Auditorium and Chapman Cultural Center as well.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 72: US 176 / To Interstate 585 - Spartanburg / Inman  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 75: SC 9 - Spartanburg / Boiling Springs  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 16 miles to Gaffney and 69 miles to Charlotte.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 77: Interstate 85 Business Loop South - Spartanburg  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 78: US 221 - Chesnee / Spartanburg  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 80: Gossett Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Beyond Exit 80, the speed limit gets bumped up to 65 mph once again.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 82: Bud Arthur Bridge Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 83 to Cowpens Battlefield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 83: SC 110 - Cowpens  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Cherokee County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 86.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 87: Green River Road  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

State-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 89.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 90: SC 105 - Gaffney  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 92 to Spartanburg Community College Cherokee Campus.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 92 to Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway and Limestone College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 92: SC 11 / To SC 150 - Gaffney / Boiling Springs  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 94.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 95: SC 18 - Gaffney  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 96: SC 18 - Shelby  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

State-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Speed limit signs at mile marker 97. The speed limit remains 65 mph for the remainder of Interstate 85 North in South Carolina. The 45 mph minimum speed limit still applies, as always.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 5 miles to Blacksburg and 49 miles to Charlotte.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 98: Frontage Road  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 100: Blacksburg Hwy / Blacksburg  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Overheight vehicle detector approaching Exit 102. If the lights on this sign are flashing while you drive by it, the detector has registered your vehicle as being overheight and you must take Exit 102.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 102 to York and Earl.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 102: SC 5 / SC 198 - Blacksburg / Rock Hill  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 104: Tribal Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

One last state-named Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 106.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 106: US 29 - Grover. The state line is just ahead beyond this exit.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).