Stimulus dollars could fund new SC interstate to Midwest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A $10 million federal stimulus grant for Horry County should held jump-start work on Interstate 73 in the northeastern corner of South Carolina.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that Transportation Commissioner Danny Isaac told county council the $10 million can be used for work on the next part of the Carolina Bays Parkway. The $10 million designated for the parkway can then be used to secure borrowing for I-73.

The interstate is to run to Michigan and will run 90 miles through four South Carolina counties at a cost of $2 billion.

It will be the first interstate link to Myrtle Beach, the heart of the state's $16 billion tourism industry.

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