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SC highways honor Gamecocks’ national title

SCDOT workers place a sign Friday honoring the University of South Carolina’s 2017 national championship in women’s basketball.
SCDOT workers place a sign Friday honoring the University of South Carolina’s 2017 national championship in women’s basketball.

Drivers heading into the Palmetto State soon will be reminded who won this year’s national title in women’s basketball.

On Friday, the S.C. Department of Transportation erected the first road sign honoring the University of South Carolina’s 2017 NCAA championship team.

The DOT plans 15 signs honoring USC coach Dawn Staley’s basketball champions at welcome centers near state lines, plus several more around the Columbia area.

The first sign reading “University of South Carolina 2017 Women’s Basketball National Champions” went up in Columbia at the intersection of Bull Street and Harden Street Extension near Palmetto Health Richland, visible to traffic entering town off of interstates 77 and 20.

No DOT funds were used on the signs, the department said. They will stay in place for the next year.

Can you see the signs

The complete list of sign locations is below:

▪  Eastbound I-20 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at Georgia state line, Aiken County

▪  Eastbound I-20 Exit 58 (US 1) Exit Ramp, Lexington County

▪  Westbound I-20 Exit 73A (SC 277) Exit Ramp, Richland County

▪  Eastbound I-26 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at North Carolina state line, Spartanburg County

▪  Eastbound I-26 Exit 111B (US 1) Exit Ramp, Lexington County

▪  Westbound I-26 Exit 111B (US 1) Exit Ramp, Lexington County

▪  Southbound I-77 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at North Carolina state line, York County

▪  Southbound I-77 Exit 5 (SC 48) Exit Ramp, Richland County

▪  Northbound I-77 Exit 5 (SC 48) Exit Ramp, Richland County

▪  Northbound I-85 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at Georgia State line, Oconee County

▪  Southbound I-85 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at North Carolina state line, Cherokee County

▪  Northbound I-95 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at Georgia state line, Jasper County

▪  Southbound I-95 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at North Carolina state line, Dillon County

▪  Southbound US 17 Welcome Center (Exit Ramp) at the North Carolina state line, Horry County

▪  Southbound SC 277 Prior to Harden Street Ext. Intersection, Richland County

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