South Carolina/Major roads/Main

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Revision as of 19:38, 27 January 2015 by Crazycaveman (talk | contribs) (*/Major_roads/Main*/ Update locking standard)


Note: There is an issue with basemap roads without a city and name being listed as in another state (most commonly Georgia or North Carolina). Double-check the state attribute of each road you edit! You can also use the Validator script to highlight roads with a state other than SC (custom check; template: ${state}, regex: !/^South Carolina$/).

Road typing

South Carolina follows the national guidelines for road types.

Locking

In South Carolina we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

South Carolina Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Note: Certain areas may be locked higher than the above minimums. Please do not lower locks unless approved by the RC or a South Carolina SM.

Naming

State Highways should be named as SC-XXX. This includes both primary and alternate names for a road.

State Secondary Routes are state-maintained roadways that are not part of the state highway system. This number is typically signed with a small black sign at any such roadway. These should be named as S-##-XXX, where ## is the number of the county (alphabetical order, see chart above; Abbeville is 1, York is 46) and XXX is the route number (e.g. 18); the full name for route 18 in York county would therefore be S-46-18. This name should only be set as an alternate road name. In rare cases, a road will have this number and no name; in this case, it should be named "Rd XXX", with the full number as an alternate. For example, S-3-497 in Ulmer is named "Rd 497" with the alt name "S-3-497". Consult with the State Manager before changing a name to the "Rd XXX" system.

Both state highway numbers and state secondary route numbers can be easily accessed online with SC Street finder.

County Road numbers in South Carolina are usually not easily available and never signed; however, in places where they can be found more easily we use CR-XXX to mark them. Note some interstate exits will label a road as being "County Rd XXX". This does NOT mean that this is a county route; usually, they are state secondary routes.