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SC Representative to ask SCDOT to begin Environmental Study for Carolina Bays Parkway Northern Extension

South Carolina State Representative Tracy Edge will ask SCDOT to begin planning for an environmental study of the alternative to extend the Carolina Bays Parkway northwards into North Carolina.

The proposed extension would ultimately become part of Interstate 74.

The study would look at the six alternatives proposed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Since 2002, the state has reserved $500,000 per year for the I-74/Carolina Bays Parkway northern extension. The funds come from the SC Department of Commerce. It is estimated that the study would cost about $7 million to complete.

Though the study would be an important step in seeing Interstate 74 become a closer reality, funding for construction in either state is currently not on schedule.

Story link: North end roads ride on funding ---Myrtle Beach Sun News

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