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7:35 am on Wednesday November 6, 2013

Groundbreaking for Hwy's 31 and 707 finally begins

People in Horry County have been hearing the day is coming, and finally on Wednesday, a groundbreaking will make it official, as the barriers come down. After years of waiting, work will start to finish Highway 31 and widen Highway 707.
4:08 pm on Wednesday June 19, 2013

SC-31 to be extended and Hwy 707 to get wider

The Horry County Council is moving forward with the extension of SC-31 from Highway 544 to Highway 707, an additional 3.8 miles. The other major road project approved is the widening of Highway 707 at "Enterprise Road (S-26-926) in Horry County to...
6:56 am on Tuesday October 23, 2012

Widening of alternate beach route started

photo by flickr member VaDOT Update October 23, 2012: Construction has shut down the portion of 3rd Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway.  WMBF reports that it will remain closed until March of 2013, open back up for the tourist season...
8:04 am on Tuesday July 24, 2012

Highway 31 construction on hold (update: maybe some day)

C.A. Muller Update 7/24/2012: Remember when we reported last year that the 31 South construction would resume in the summer? Um, yeah. Summer is here and the grass grows taller on the stretch of groomed land at Highway 544 and 31. WMBF asks, "What...
2:44 am on Thursday May 31, 2012

Traffic to once again flow on all 6 Crosstown lanes

Image by Flickr user flying whiteCrews worked through the weekend to finish as many of the final details as possible along the center median of the Crosstown's drainage upgrades and in spite of the recent weather, the City of Charleston anticipates...
5:17 pm on Thursday February 9, 2012

Crosstown drainage work begins (update: project receives $88 million for completion)

Image by Flickr user martinhowardUpdate February 9: Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. announced this evening that the South Carolina State Infrastructure Bank voted unanimously today to provide $88 million which will enable the completion of the Septima...
5:11 am on Thursday January 26, 2012

Airport road construction (Update: complete)

Flickr user DNAMichaud Yes, those planes still fly here....and I always seem to get stuck on them.Update 1/26/12: After a long construction process, the Harrelson Boulevard expansion is complete and opens today, Thursday, January 26th. The expansion...
6:49 am on Monday January 23, 2012

Traffic woes to continue on 501 in Carolina Forest

photo by flickr user inneedofhelp08 The South Carolina Department of Transportation has confirmed that the project that would widen Highway 501 between the Tanger Outlets and Garner Lacy Road has been indefinitely delayed.  The desire to use in-...
3:10 am on Friday November 18, 2011

5 steps and 9 years to end flooding on the Crosstown (Update: Funding to flow?)

Image by City of Charleston The city wants to end flooding like this on the Crosstown, only problem is the pumps needed aren't cheap nor small. First reporting September 9, updates at the bottom. As work continues on the first phase of flooding...
4:00 am on Friday September 30, 2011

City of Conway announces alley and street closings

Flickr user Bushery The City of Conway will be closing a few alleys and streets due to roadwork.  The construction is set to begin Monday, October 3rd and last until October 31st. The Conway Journal has a list of all the affected alleys and roads,...