South Carolina Highway 460 constitutes a 12.47 mile long suburban loop encircling Fort Mill in northern York County. The route along Fort Mill Parkway around the south side of Fort Mill between U.S. 21 Business (Spratt Street) and .C. 160 (Tom Hall Street) is unmarked. S.C. 460 follows Springfield Parkway north from S.C. 160 to the Springfield Golf Club development and the Carolina Orchards development at U.S. 21 Business (Old Nation Road).

S.C. 460 (Springfield Parkway) combines with U.S. 21 Business for 0.61 miles between separate branches of Old Nation Road north of Fort Mill. S.C. 460 proceeds west from the overlap to U.S. 21 Business by the Springfield Town Center retail complex and onto Gold Hill Road ahead of the diverging diamond interchange (Exit 88) with Interstate 77. Gold Hill Road leads S.C. 460 west 2.39 miles between a number of subdivisions to S.C. 160 by Stockbridge Commons shopping center near the city of Tega Cay.

Construction reconfiguring the exchange joining I-77 and S.C. 460 from a diamond interchange into a DDI was funded as part of the Pennies for Progress program. A sales tax increase approved by York County voters by referendum in 2011, the DDI was included in the fourth round of funded projects in 2017. The new traffic pattern was introduced on September 13, 2021. Work completing the interchange extended to the end of the year.1

The Pennies for Progess program also funded construction for a new intersection joining Fort Mill Parkway and U.S. 21 Business (Spratt Street) in south Fort Mill. The realignment shifts Fort Mill Parkway near the Fort Mill wastewater treatment plant and a new housing development, making the parkway the through movement. Work commenced in Summer 2021 and runs through Fall 2022.1

Fort Mill Parkway opened from S.C. 160 at Springfield Parkway south and west to U.S. 21 Business (Spratt Street) following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 30, 2016. Funded by the Pennies for Progress program in 2003 with an estimated cost of $7.6 million,2 the first phase of the southern bypass, 2.2 miles from Spratt Street to Holbrook Road, opened to traffic on July 30, 2014.3 The final cost to build it was around $27 million. The second phase, with an estimated cost of $7.6 million in 2003 and actual cost near $21 million, extended the parkway from Holbrook Road north to S.C. 160. Formerly referred to as the Fort Mill Southern Bypass, the arterial roadway was formally named Fort Mill Parkway in 2014.2

The northern Fort Mill bypass, 4.2 miles of S.C. 460 along Springfield Parkway, was funded by the Pennies for Progress program in 1997. The section from S.C. 160 north to Deerfield Road cost $14.6 million to build, which was over twice the estimated cost in 1997.2 The two lane bypass opened to traffic by the beginning of August 2007, with final paving work continuing into the Fall of 2007. A formal ribbon cutting event for Springfield Parkway took place on October 18, 2007.4

South Carolina Route 460 East

Reassurance marker posted along Gold Hill Road east of Pleasant Road (Road 22).
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The traffic pattern along S.C. 460 at Interstate 77 was reconfigured to a diverging diamond interchange on September 13, 2021.
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Interstate 77 runs south from Carowinds and the city of Charlotte past Fort Mill to Rock Hill.
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Gold Hill Road branches northeast to the Forest Lakes neighborhood as S.C. 460 transitions onto Springfield Parkway east.
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S.C. 460 spans Steele Creek across a bridge built in 2007 as part of the northern Fort Mill Bypass.
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S.C. 460 (Springfield Parkway) enters a commercialized intersection with U.S. 21 beyond Steele Creek.
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South from S.C. 460 (Springfield Parkway), U.S. 21 doubles as S.C. 160 Truck 2.78 miles to S.C. 160. S.C. 160 Truck accompanies Springfield Parkway east as part the route circumventing Fort Mill.
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U.S. 21 bypasses Fort Mill to the west south toward Rock Hill and north toward Carowinds.
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S.C. 460 (Springfield Parkway) and S.C. 160 Truck continue past the Springfield Town Center retail area.
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Curving south, S.C. 460 converges with U.S. 21 Business (Old Nation Road) south by the Carolina Orchards development.
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Construction of Springfield Parkway included the realignment of U.S. 21 Business (Old Nation Road) to make S.C. 460 the through route. The nearby Carolina Orchards Model Village was built where Old Nation Road was previously located.
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U.S. 21 Business (Old National Road) heads 1.20 miles north to Gold Hill Road and U.S. 21.
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U.S. 21 Business South South Carolina Route 460 East

U.S. 21 Business south and S.C. 460/160 Truck east overlap for 0.61 miles.
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Springfield Parkway runs between Springfield Elementary School and the Carolina Orchards development south from Old Nation Road.
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The former alignment of Old Nation Road appears just ahead of the U.S. 21 Business split with S.C. 460/160 Truck east.
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S.C. 460/160 Truck (Springfield Parkway) continues 3.23 miles south to S.C. 160 at Tom Hall Street. U.S. 21 Business (Old Nation Road) angles southwest 2.90 miles to S.C. 160 along White Street.
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South Carolina Route 460 West

Confirming marker posted west of the diverging diamond interchange joining S.C. 460 (Gold Hill Road) with Interstate 77.
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The city of Tega Cay lies three miles west of I-77 beyond the end of S.C. 460 along Gold Hill Road.
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Pleasant Road (Road 22) parallels I-77 south from Carowinds Parkway 3.10 miles to S.C. 160 (Gold Hill Road). Pleasant Road continues another 2.10 miles south to S.C. 160 at Sutton Road (Road 49).
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South Carolina Route 460 scenes

Pleasant Road (Road 22) north meets S.C. 460 (Gold Hill Road) along a commercialized stretch west from Interstate 77.
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S.C. 460 (Gold Hill Road) concludes 1.68 miles to the west of Pleasant Road at S.C. 160 and the city of Tega Cay. S.C. 460 east transitions onto Springfield Parkway from Gold Hill Road in 0.71 miles.
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Sources:
  1. "Fort Mill interstate exit at Gold Hill Road, I-77 to open." Herald, The (Rock Hill, SC), August 23, 2021.
  2. "Roads - After 13 years, Fort Mill bypass opens to traffic - Fort Mill Parkway extends to S.C. 160, where it meets Springfield Parkway - Town officials celebrate full bypass opening Thursday." Herald, The (Rock Hill, SC), July 3, 2016.
  3. "1st section of Fort Mill Parkway opens - The road is 2.2 miles long and is expected to see 20,000 cars a day." Fort Mill Times (SC), August 6, 2014.
  4. "Blue-ribbon day for Fort Mill bypass." Fort Mill Times (SC), October 19, 2007.


Photo Credits:

11/20/21, 11/21/21 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 77
U.S. 21
U.S. 21 Business - Fort Mill
Highway 160

Page Updated 11-24-2021.

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