Crews begin work on International Drive. (Source: Meredith Helline)
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Coastal Conservation League has requested a stay to halt construction along International Drive after the county began work on the project earlier this month.
Nancy Cave with the CCL said the group filed for a stay through the Administrative Law Court on Tuesday in response to the actions being taken by the county along the road. Earlier this week, the county announced that they have begun clearing trees and vegetation along the road to prepare it for construction.
There was an automatic stay that was in place while the case was worked through the Administrative Law Court, but that stay was lifted when a judge sided with the county in their decision last month.
Even though the CCL filed an appeal through the South Carolina Court of Appeals, that process does not include an automatic stay, Cave said. The judge in the Administrative Law Court will have to decide whether or not to grant a stay that would half construction while the legal process continues.
If the Administrative Law Court denies the stay, the CCL and then filed a stay through the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Cave explained.