Stimulus dollars could fund new SC interstate to Midwest

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:27 AM
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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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Batman 05/20/09 - 11:40 am
Great! We're making it

Great! We're making it easier fir the Yankees to come south. Just kidding... bring lots of money with you.

Frank I
Frank I 05/20/09 - 12:08 pm
Perhaps they could work out a

Perhaps they could work out a change in that plan to extend I-20 to intersect with I-73 as well?

justthefacts 05/20/09 - 01:45 pm
Perhaps, or we could just put

Perhaps, or we could just put the money back in the treasury and reduce our national debt. Sorry, I know that is absurb.

RichmondCountyResident1 05/20/09 - 02:23 pm
Justthefacts, should been

Justthefacts, should been saying that eight years ago. What he really means is, let's have more tax cuts for the rich. The Republicans, always become debt conscious when the Democrats are in control.Even building much needed highway systems are in danger.

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