Graham leads discussion of impact of I-73

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is talking about the impact a new interstate might have on South Carolina's economy.

Graham is traveling to Myrtle Beach on Friday to talk about the plans for Interstate 73.

The interstate's route takes it to Michigan and runs 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.

A study released in January 2009 suggested that building the South Carolina leg of I-73 could create thousands of jobs and generate more than $1 billion in household income during the five-year construction.

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