Crews work to install entrance for Carolina Bays Extension Project

Crews work to install entrance for Carolina Bays Extension Project
Another map showing the location of the project.
Another map showing the location of the project.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Crews worked to install an entrance on the west side of SC-707 between Leonard and Bay Road on Friday for the Carolina Bays Extension Project.

The project, which was approved in May 2013, will bring a multi-lane freeway facility with a grass median, a bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and interchanges at SC-544 and SC-707. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2017, and the total coast of the project is estimated at $225 million to $237 million.

View the complete construction timeline here:

Up until this point, crews have cleared out trees and relocated utilities. Now the project is transitioning into phases 2 and 3, with the focus shifting to build the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

While crews work on that area, a section of Enterprise Road will shut down for a few months, forcing locals to detour a few miles in each direction.

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