A major improvement is going to be taking place in Fort Mill, further strengthening the town’s infrastructure. The Fort Mill Southern Bypass projects will finally be completed as the intersection of Fort Mill Parkway and Spratt Road gets a major upgrade.
York County just purchased 11 acres of land at the aforementioned intersection for $1.43 million. Improvement project plans will include not only the bypass, but also a pedestrian tunnel. The purchase of the land was necessary for bypass expansion so there can be five lanes. Construction of the road will only take up approximately half of the purchased land, leaving prime commercial real estate on a corner lot on commercially zoned property.
Improvement at the intersection will help to alleviate traffic concerns that have been a problem there. This will become increasingly more important as new housing and business developments are being built on neighboring properties. The bypass project’s design is only approximately 70% complete, so it will still take some time for construction to begin and for the new and improved roadway to be finished.
For more details on the Fort Mill Parkway and Spratt Road bypass project and what it means for the town as a whole, be sure to read the article at heraldonline.com.