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CONTACT INFORMATION
State Road Projects
Mike Barbee
Horry County Project Manager
South Carolina Dept. of Transportation
(803) 737-4034
BarbeeMW@dot.state.sc.us

Dirt Road Paving Projects
Rob Hamzy
Mead & Hunt, Inc./RPM Engineers, Inc.
(843) 274-0883
rob.hamzy@meadhunt.com

Resurfacing Projects
Steve Gosnell
Infrastructure & Regulation Division Director
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5160
gosnells@horrycounty.org

General Information
Lisa Bourcier
Public Information Officer
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5390
bourcier@horrycounty.org
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Sales Tax Overview

On November 7, 2006, Horry County voters, by a 61.4 to 38.6 percent margin, supported a One-Cent Capital Projects Sales Tax for roads. This tax went into effect on May 1, 2007, and increased the level of sales tax in Horry County an additional penny on all retail sales, accommodations and prepared food and beverage.

If the revenue designated on the referendum is collected before the end of the seven years, or if all of the listed projects have been completed before the end of the seven years, the tax will end earlier.

Again, Horry County is slated to receive $425,307,500 over the seven-year life of the one-cent Capital Projects Sales Tax. All of the road projects to be funded from the One-Cent Capital Projects Sales Tax are specifically listed below:

Original Budget Revised Budget Range Prioritized Road Projects
1. $19,600,000:   Pave 20 miles of County dirt roads (Complete)
2. $915,000:   Resurface 12 miles of County roads (Complete)
3. $49,500,000: $115 to $120 million Construct grade separated interchange at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 17 Bypass and SC Hwy. 707 at the back gate of the Myrtle Beach Air Base
(Under Construction)
4. $105,000,000: $100 to $105 million Widen SC Hwy. 707 from Enterprise Road to the County line including intersection improvements at SC Hwy 544 (Under Construction)
» Maps:   A | B | C | D | E | F | G
5. $25,750,000:   Pave 25 miles of County dirt roads (Complete)
6. $990,000:   Resurface 12 miles of County roads (Complete)
7. $46,000,000: $15 to $20 million Construct Aynor overpass (Complete)
Maps:   1 | 2
» Road Closure: Map | Press Release
portion of Bluewater Road
to close temporarily
8. $1,035,000:   Resurface 12 miles of County roads (99% Complete)
9. $76,000,000: $75 to $80 million Widen Glenns Bay Road to 3 lanes and construct a grade separated interchange at US Hwy. 17 Bypass
» Updated Presentation (10/09/2014)
» Meeting Notice (11/05/2009)
» Handout (Nov. 2009 meeting)
» Maps:   1
10. $1,080,000:   Resurface 12 miles of County roads (80% Complete)
11. $27,750,000:   Pave 25 miles of County dirt roads
(In Progress)
12. $1,125,000:   Resurface 12 miles of County roads
13. $6,500,000:   Pave 2 lanes of International Drive from Carolina Forest to SC Hwy. 90
14. $682,500:   Resurface 7 miles of County roads
15. $36,100,000:   Pave 30 miles of County dirt roads
» Dirt Road Paving

» Resurfacing

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SC-31 Extension Project
Extension of Carolina Bays Parkway (SC Route 31) from its current terminus at SC Route 544 to SC Route 707

» Presentation - March 6, 2014

» Carolina Bays Location Map (.jpg)

» Maps:   A B C
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