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CONTACT INFORMATION
State Road Projects
Leah Quattlebaum, P.E.
Pee Dee Regional Production Engineer
South Carolina Dept. of Transportation
(803) 737-1751
Quattleblb@scdot.org

RIDE Program Manager
Jason Thompson, P.E.
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5160
Thompson.Jason@horrycounty.org

General Information
Kelly Moore
Director of Public Information
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5390
Moore.Kelly@horrycounty.org
RIDING ON A PENNY

Status Updates for Capital Projects Sales Tax

November 30, 2009
Columbia, South Carolina

Work begins on Backgate Interchange this week

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Horry County will begin work this week on the Backgate Interchange at US 17 Bypass and SC 707/Farrow Parkway.

Minimum traffic interruptions will be experienced at the Backgate area in Myrtle Beach beginning Tuesday, as crews begin mobilizing equipment for clearing and grubbing of 13.6 acres. That work will be completed in February 2010. Also, utility clearance and construction will begin this week with completion in late summer or early fall 2010. The remainder of the project will be let out for bids in fall 2010.

Existing utilities, such as electrical transmission and distribution, natural gas and communications will relocate into the cleared area east of US 17 Bypass, between Temperance Drive and Emory Road. GBS Construction will perform the clearing and grubbing with other contractors on site for various utility relations.

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November 5, 2009
Horry County, South Carolina

Public Hearing Thursday, November 5, Concerning Glenn's Bay Road Widening and Interchange Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Thursday, November 5, 2009, concerning preliminary plans for the proposed Glenn's Bay Road widening and interchange project in Horry County.

The hearing will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at St. James High School, 10800 Highway 707, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives of SCDOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Horry County, preliminary plans for the proposed Glenn's Bay widening and interchange project. The proposed improvements consist of a Compressed Urban Diamond Interchange at the intersection of Glenn's Bay Road and US 17 Bypass. Glenn's Bay Road will also be widened to a 5 lane section from US 17 Bypass to Spanish Oak Drive, a 4 lane section from Spanish Oak Drive to Kessinger Drive, and a 3 lane section from Kessinger Drive to US 17 Business.

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July 16, 2008
Conway, South Carolina

Status Update On The Capital Projects Sales Tax

It has been over a year since the Capital Projects Sales Tax Referendum was approved by the voters in November 2006 and the road projects are well underway.

The Horry County Engineering Department completed the first 12-mile grouping of roads that were resurfaced on August 2, 2007, at a cost of $840,003.05, which was $75,000 under budget. The County is currently well underway with the next group (12 miles) of roads to be resurfaced and a majority of the roads will be completed by August 1. (See attached road list.)

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May 23, 2008
Columbia, SC

Backgate Project Holding Public Information Meeting, June 5

A public hearing on the US Bypass and SC707/Farrow Parkway Interchange project will be held June 5, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane in Myrtle Beach.

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March 18, 2008
Conway, South Carolina

Aynor Overpass to be Located in the Southern Corridor

Conway, SC In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the District 11 Road Oversight Committee has conducted public involvement meetings and gathered data to evaluate potential corridors for the Aynor Overpass Project. Based on the information gathered, it has been determined to move forward with the southern corridor, which is located near the southern town limits of Aynor and encompasses areas adjacent to Webster Road.

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February 18, 2008
Conway, South Carolina

4th Set of Horry County Sales Tax Dirt Roads to Begin Paving

Conway, SC Work will start this week on a 4th set of dirt roads being paved through the Horry County Local Option Sales Tax Program for Dirt Road Paving Program.

RPM Engineers, the firm managing the paving contracts, has awarded RWF Construction, Inc. of Effingham, SC, the contract for paving six additional roads in Horry County. The roads are Clardy Road, Roundtree Lane, Ashmun Road, Blue Ridge Circle, Jolly Road and Rose Moss Road. After this award, 19 roads have been completed or are under construction. These roads are part of the 50 roads that will be paved in phase I of the $19,600,000 dirt road paving program. Completion of this 4th set of roads is anticipated in early June 2008.

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February 7, 2008
Conway, South Carolina

Status Update on the Capital Projects Sales Tax

It has been over a year since the Capital Projects Sales Tax Referendum was approved by the voters in November 2006 and the road projects are well underway.

The Horry County Engineering Department completed the first 12-mile grouping of roads that were resurfaced on August 2, 2007, at a cost of $840,003.05, which was $75,000 under budget. The next 12-mile grouping of roads to be resurfaced will begin by early summer 2008. (See attached lists.)

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January 14, 2008
Conway, South Carolina

Third Set of Horry County Sales Tax Dirt Roads to Begin Paving

RPM Engineers, the firm managing the paving contracts, has awarded PSI Paving Services, Inc. of Conway the contract for paving six roads in the Brooksville/Little River area. Those roads include Tower Road, Shelly's Place, Grissett Lane, Ford Circle, Lois Lane and Collier Circle. These roads are part of the 50 roads that will be paved in phase I of the $19,600,000 dirt road paving program.

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November 26, 2007
Conway, South Carolina

Horry County Sales Tax Dirt Road Program paving second set of roads with third set going out to bid

The first set of roads are currently under construction including Timrod, Shawn and Erics lanes. On October 30, 2007, RPM Engineers announced that Palmetto Paving of Conway has been awarded the contract for the second set of roads to be paved.

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November 13, 2007
Conway, South Carolina

Today, residents and visitors in Horry County will see a new slogan around town called Riding on a Penny, which is the title of the new public information campaign. 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. The sales tax was implemented in May 2007.

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October 11, 2007
Conway, South Carolina

RPM Engineers of Myrtle Beach are advising the public that the Horry County Sales Tax for Dirt Roads Paving Program will begin the construction phase within the next two weeks.

For the last several months, RPM Engineers and their consultants have been conducting surveys, designing and acquiring right-of-way easements for phase one of the dirt road paving projects. Today, RPM Engineers announced that Coastal Grading out of Conway has been awarded the contract for the first set of roads to be paved. Those

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August 23, 2007
Conway, South Carolina

Since the voters of Horry County passed the Capital Projects Sales Tax Referendum in November 2006, many objectives and projects have been accomplished.

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May 23, 2007
Conway, South Carolina

Several Sales Tax Workshops were held by the Department of Revenue for businesses to educate them on the new tax, what the tax applies to as well as how to submit the revenue to the state.

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