U.S. Route 29 (US 29) is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles from the western suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, to Pensacola, Florida. This highway's northern terminus is at Maryland Route 99 in Ellicott City, Maryland. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 90 and U.S. Route 98 in Pensacola, Florida.
The section of US 29 between Greensboro, North Carolina, and Danville, Virginia, has been designated as Future Interstate 785 and has received "Future Interstate" signs in several locations along that route. It will become an official Interstate Highway once improvements have been completed.
From Greensboro, North Carolina to Tuskegee, Alabama, Interstate 85 (I-85) runs parallel with US 29, which along that stretch, serves primarily as a local route.
In South Carolina, US 29 maintains a northeasterly routing, passing through Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, running 106.4 miles. It was completed in June 1933 and was then known as the "Main Street of the South".
From Greenville through Greer, US 29 is known as Wade Hampton Boulevard. It is a major commercial artery for both Greer and Taylors. A six-lane highway, the road forms the western border of Bob Jones University and then passes near Chick Springs, a mineral springs that served as the focus of a small but important resort community during the nineteenth century.
US 29 was built as the main highway between Greenville and the other city of northwestern South Carolina, Spartanburg. The construction of Interstate 85 connecting Greenville to Spartanburg left US 29 underused until recent decades.
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