SCDOT: Glenns Bay Road project begins in May

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMNF) - Now that construction is ramping up in Horry County with Highway 707 clearing, drivers are wondering when it will be time to fix another intersection, Glenns Bay Road and 17 Bypass. Today the Burgess community hopes to get some more specific answers.

"We know it's coming, but it's a matter of what exactly is going to happen," explained Burgess Community Association President Al Jordan. "And when is it going to happen, so people get a clearer picture of it."

We're only a few months away from the start date of the Glenn's Bay widening project. The project engineers and county officials will speak tonight about all the work planned to turn one of the county's busiest intersections into an interchange. Plus, it will widen more than a mile of Glenns Bay Road to 5 lanes up until Kessinger road, and add sidewalks.

This will be a complete change from how the intersection operates now, where cars have trouble getting through smoothly. Traffic is so bad at the intersection that drivers say they go miles out of their way just to take another route.

"I avoid it," said Johnny Hoffman, who drives frequently through the area. "Most of the time I'll go all the way down to the Garden City Connector and come back up if I'm going between these two areas."

The Glenns Bay interchange project will go out to bid in May. SCDOT will speak at the Burgess Community Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the South Strand Recreation Center.

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