RIDE III committee learns of future growth, projected congestion in Horry County

Congestion along areas such as S.C. 707, S.C. 544, and U.S. 501 is projected to continue through 2035 and development along S.C. 90 and Highway 57 will add more transportation concerns, according to Horry County planning officials and regional transportation officials.

The RIDE III committee charged with devising the next major road program met Thursday at the Wall College of Business Administration on the Coastal Carolina University campus. Members heard from David Schwerd, principal planner for Horry County, who said conceptual plans, planned development districts and average normal densities show areas that committee members should consider when mapping out road project priorities.