Hwy 31 extension waiting on federal approval
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Highway 31 extension project is now waiting on the Corps of Engineers at the federal level to approve the permits before construction can start. Officials gave the plans to the federal level back in spring of 2010. The construction will cost up to $225 million and a lot of hard work has gone into designing and engineering the project.
Local drivers say the road will save them time and gas. Scott Robinson says, "It makes it easy to plan, it's one shot, not a lot of traffic on 31. Not a lot of people know about it from out of town so it's a locals way. As more people learn about it gives you plenty of access to get there quick. It really saves you a lot of time and time is a precious commodity."
Business owners say it will bring in more revenue. Peter Curry with Southern Cycles says, "It will bring more traffic over here instead of people running over to the bypass sitting in traffic all night. They'll actually be able to make decent time and come by before everybody closes."
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