• ​Governor Announces Support for I-73 Expansion

    ​Governor Announces Support for I-73 Expansion

    An infrastructure project that has been long-supported by the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions of the state received a major boost from state officials. Last Friday, Governor McMaster joined the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to announce support to commit $300 million of the $1.6 billion needed for the expansion of I-73 to Myrtle Beach. The expansion will happen between I-95 and US 501.  
    The state portion would be funded with both the American Rescue Plan Act dollars and non-recurring surplus dollars from the state's projected $1 billion budget surplus for the fiscal year 2022, and ultimately require approval by the General Assembly. If $300 million is secured, the project could begin within six to nine months. Local and federal officials are also committing funding for the project.

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