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Tom Rice & Gov. McMaster Pledge $300 Million For Connector Road From I-95 To Hwy 501 In Marion, S.C.

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David Huckshttps://myrtlebeachsc.com
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 MyrtleBeachSC.com

Today, Governor Henry McMaster, surrounded by Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, and U.S. Congressman Tom Rice, pledged $300 million in Federal ARCA monies for a 6 mile road running from I-95 to Marion, S.C.

Journalists in the room quietly asked one another why the press conference was not held in Marion, S.C.?

A bevvy of Horry County Councilmen including Dennis DiSibato, Johnny Vaught, Orton Bellamy, Bill Howard and Tyler Servant were present. This despite the fact that none of phase one of the connector road approaches the Horry County line.

The Highway 501 termination point could possibly cause traffic concerns as Highway 576, Highway 38 and Highway 501 all meet within miles of this one location.

Phase 1 I 73
$300 Million Road dumps into Highway 501 along with Highway 38, Highway 576 and other Highway 501 traffic near Marion, S.C.
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Not one elected candidate present could speak as to where any additional funds would come from to move the project farther East than the current Marion, S.C. connection.

I-73 has been a discussed and projected interstate in S.C. since 1973.

DiSibato Bellamy
Horry County Councilmen Dennis DiSibato and Orton Bellamy spoke about local county funding sources and priorities, even though the connector portion is NOT in Horry County.

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