South Carolina Highway 160

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SC 160 marker

SC 160
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 11.04 mi[1] (17.77 km)
Existed: 1942 – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 160 at the NC line near Charlotte, NC
  I‑77 in Fort Mill
East end: US 521 in Indian Land
Location
Counties: York, Lancaster
Highway system
SC 157 SC 161

South Carolina Highway 160 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It runs from North Carolina state line, through the towns of Tega Cay and Fort Mill, ending in Indian Land.

Route description[edit]

SC 160 begins at the North Carolina state line near the Steele Creek area of Charlotte, North Carolina. Going southeast, it crosses Gold Hill Road in Tega Cay before entering Fort Mill. The highway goes through the downtown area of Fort Mill, connecting briefly with US 21 Business. Continuing east, it ends at US 521 in Indian Land. The route width varies between two lanes and five lanes.[2]

Alternate names[edit]

Though the highway is commonly known as "SC 160" or "Highway 160" throughout the state, the highway does have other known names it uses locally in areas.

  • Fort Mill Highway – road name of highway west of Fort Mill to Lancaster County, though sometimes used interchangeably for entire route.
  • John D. Patterson Memorial Highway – official South Carolina honorary name of SC 160 in Lancaster County.[3]

History[edit]

Established in 1942 as a renumbering of the second SC 211. The route has changed little since.[4]

Old signs along highway use a north–south designation; newer signs designate the highway as east–west.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
York   0.00 0.00 NC 160 (Steele Creek Road) – Gastonia North Carolina state line
  0.96 1.54 SC 460 east (Gold Hill Road) – Tega Cay Western terminus of SC 460
  3.92 6.31 I‑77 – Columbia, Charlotte Exit 85 (I-77)
Fort Mill 4.63 7.45 US 21 Western terminus of SC 160 Truck
5.38 8.66
US 21 Bus. north (Old Nation Road) – Pineville, Charlotte
Western end of US 21 Bus. concurrency
5.77 9.29
US 21 Bus. south (South White Street) – Rock Hill
Eastern end of US 21 Bus. concurrency
7.38 11.88 SC 460 west (Springfield Parkway) Eastern termini of SC 460 / SC 160 Truck
Lancaster Indian Land 11.04 17.77 US 521 (Charlotte Highway) – Rock Hill, Pineville, Charlotte
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Fort Mill truck route[edit]

Truck SC 160 and SC 460 in Fort Mill

SC 160 Truck
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Length: 6.99 mi[1] (11.25 km)
Existed: December, 2007–present

Truck route follows US 21 north to SC 460 (Springfield Parkway), where it goes southeast back to SC 160. The route keeps truckers off 2.7 miles (4.3 km) of downtown Fort Mill.[5]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing