McDowell Shortcut Road closed June for intersection improvement

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Columbia, S.C. (May 23, 2024) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close part of McDowell Shortcut Road in Horry County beginning June 6 to perform work related to the McDowell Shortcut and Tournament Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project.
This closure is anticipated to last until July. As part of the closure, traffic will be detoured using Tournament Boulevard, SC 707 and McDowell Shortcut Road. Please note that McDowell Shortcut Road will be open to local traffic only except for the area of the closure which is marked in red below.
About SCDOTThe South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is the state agency with oversight of South Carolina’s network of highways and bridges, including responsibilities such as planning, design, construction, financing, and roadway safety. To ensure the nation’s fourth-largest highway system is prepared to serve the needs of South Carolina’s growing economy and population, SCDOT has developed a Strategic 10-Year Plan that addresses improvements to the state’s highway and bridge systems. Learn more at

McDowell Shortcut Road connects with the road that runs from the Walmart Neighborhood store on Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet to the Publix on TPC Boulevard at Highway 707.

The shortcut itself runs from 707 in Murrells Inlet to the same road closer to Socasstee.

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