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SC: I-73 clears major hurdle...SCDOT can begin purchasing Right-of-Way

This past Thursday, South Carolina and federal officials signed off on the Environmental Impact Statement for the southern segment of I-73 within the state. This gives the green light for SCDOT to acquire land for right-of-way purchases along the route from I-95 to Myrtle Beach.

With the DOT and DNR mitigation agreement over land at the Little Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve all but completed (It should officially be agreed to later this month), South Carolina was able to get the go ahead from the federal government.

Currently, there is no set timetable for land acquisition let alone construction; however, the highway could be completed within ten years.

The Northern Segment from I-95 to I-74 in Hamlet, North Carolina could see the same federal approval sometime in the next year.

Story: I-73 gets key approval from SC, federal officials ---The State

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