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RIDE III referendum passes in Horry County

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – With 100 percent of precincts reporting, voters showed overwhelming support for the RIDE III referendum; 69 percent of tallied voters approved the penny sales tax to fund some 20 road improvement projects in the county.

"Horry County voters have spoken loud and clear, saying 'we want more roads and better roads,’” stated Brad Dean, the president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “The approval of RIDE 3 enables our community to continue investing in necessary infrastructure, which will create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce congestion and enhance safety."

The projects that will be funded by the $600 million raised by the sales tax increase include:

1. U.S. Highway 501 Corridor improvements- SC Highway 31 to SC 544

2. Pave 25 miles county dirt roads

3. Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening

4. Palmetto Pointe Blvd. Ext. to SC Highway 544

5. SC Hwy. 9 East Widening (Loris)

6. Resurface 33.13 miles of city roads

7. US Hwy 701 N Widening (North Conway)

8. Fred Nash Blvd. connection to Harrelson Blvd. – Myrtle Beach

9. US Hwy. 17 Business Intersection Improvements – Garden City

10. Forestbrook Road Widening

11. Pave 25 miles county dirt roads

12. Resurface 33.87 miles county roads

13. US Hwy. 501 Realignment from Broadway Street to 7th Avenue North

14. US Hwy. 701 Widening – North to Loris

15. Conway Perimeter Road Phase II

16. Pave 25 miles county dirt roads

17. Resurface 33.87 miles county roads

18. Southern Evacuation Lifeline (SELL) – Environmental Studies and Right-of-Way

19. SC Hwy. 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) Extension to SC/NC State line

20. Pave 25 miles county dirt roads

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