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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 23, TITLE 57 SO AS TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN HIGHWAYS IN WESTERN YORK COUNTY AS THE WESTERN YORK COUNTY SCENIC BYWAY, TO MAKE IT SUBJECT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCENIC HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE, AND TO PROHIBIT OFF-PREMISES OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ON THE ROUTES COMPRISING THE WESTERN YORK COUNTY SCENIC BYWAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 23, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 57-23-900. (A) That portion of South Carolina Highway 161 from Kings Mountain National Military Park near the Bethany community to South Carolina Highway 49 in the City of York, that portion of South Carolina Highway 49 between Kings Mountain Street and Liberty Street in the City of York, that portion of South Carolina Highway 5 from Congress Street to South Carolina Highway 324 in the City of York, that portion of South Carolina Highway 324 from South Carolina Highway 5 to S-46-347, that portion of S-46-347 from South Carolina Highway 324 to South Carolina Highway 322, that portion of South Carolina Highway 322 from South Carolina Highway 347 through the Town of McConnells to South Carolina Highway 49 in the Bullock Creek community, including approximately one and eight-tenths mile of a side road known as Brattonsville Road, that portion of South Carolina Highway 49 from South Carolina Highway 322 in the Bullock Creek community to South Carolina Highway 211 in the Town of Sharon, including approximately one-fourth mile of a side road known as York Street, that portion of South Carolina Highway 211 from South Carolina Highway 49 to South Carolina Highway 97 in the Town of Hickory Grove, and that portion of South Carolina Highway 97 from South Carolina Highway 211 to North Main Street in the Town of Smyrna, all being one contiguous route of approximately fifty-seven miles, is designated as the Western York County Scenic Byway. It is subject to the regulations promulgated by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the South Carolina Scenic Highways Committee.
(B) The Department of Transportation shall install appropriate markers or signs to implement this designation. All off-premises outdoor advertisement is prohibited on the routes comprising the Western York County Scenic Byway."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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