List of scheduled meetings for $4 billion in Horry County sales taxes for new roads

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

The Horry County Sales Tax Commission will host a series of public meetings in January and February to provide RIDE 4 information, answer questions and accept comments regarding the commission’s recommended transportation project list.  Horry County citizens will have the opportunity to speak with local and state government representatives at the open-house style meetings and provide written comments.  Dates, times and locations are listed below.   If you cannot attend a meeting, visit for project information.  The county provides three ways to submit comment cards:  deposit in a comment box at a public meeting; email to [email protected]; or, mail to Horry County Government, C/O RIDE Program, 4401 Privetts Road, Conway, SC 29526.  The deadline to submit feedback is February 18, 2024. 

  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – Planning and Construction Services Building (City of Conway), 196 Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – City Hall Atrium (City of North Myrtle Beach), 1018 Second Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Academy for Technology and Academics, 5639 Highway 701, Conway, SC 29526
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024 – Multipurpose Room, South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – Multipurpose Room, James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road, Bucksport, SC 29527
  • (IN-CITY MEETING) 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2024 – Myrtle Beach Train Depot (City of Myrtle Beach), 851 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Multipurpose Room, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 


For over 30 years, the Conservation League has advocated against I-73 and the formerly titled Southern Evacuation Lifeline, now known as the SC Highway 22 Extension. These unnecessary highways would destroy hundreds of acres of protected wetlands and farmland through communities already facing major flooding —and at exorbitant price tags. Now, Horry County is discussing a referendum for a 25-year transportation tax for the ballot in November 2024 to raise $4 billion in sales tax revenue to pay for these and other projects. This project is called Ride 4.  
Horry County plans to host a series of community meetings to garner feedback on the proposed project list at the end of January and we will need your help in ensuring improvements to our existing roads are prioritized before new highways.   To learn more, join the Conservation League, Winyah Rivers Alliance, American Rivers, Friends of Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, and Southern Environmental Law Center next week to hear our concerns about the proposed transportation sales tax, also known as RIDE IV.  
Community Meeting Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Horry County Memorial Library – Conway 801 N Main St, Conway, SC 29526 
Horry County’s public meetings will be in an open house format with stations set up, rather than a public Q&A. We hope our information session will provide you with an opportunity to learn more and ask questions to prepare you for the RIDE IV public meetings around the county. Horry County will be collecting comment cards at each meeting, but you can also email comments to [email protected] or mail them to Horry County Government, c/o RIDE Program, 4401 Privetts Road, Conway, SC 29526. Comments will be accepted through February 18, 2024.  We need all of our supporters to speak up during this process to tell Horry County that our existing roads and bridges should be the priority before building unnecessary and damaging highways at the cost of billions of dollars. 

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