THE HORRY COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AWARDS $655,158 TO THE CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH TO PAVE CERTAIN STATE SECONDARY ROADS
The Horry County Transportation Committee has awarded $655,158 to the City of North Myrtle Beach to help pave certain state secondary roads within the city limits.
The Horry County Transportation Committee is part of South Carolina's “C” Program, which is a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the state’s 46 counties designed to fund local transportation projects, and improvements to state and county roads, and city streets.
Revenue for the “C” Program comes from a portion of the state gasoline tax that is distributed to each of South Carolina’s 46 counties based on population, land area, and road mileage.
“We thank Horry County CTC Chairman George Vereen and his committee members for providing us with this funding,” said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley. “It lets us use City revenue to repave City-owned roads, while also maintaining state-owned secondary roads. Like many other sectors of the business community, many paving contractors have had to increase their prices due to shortages and the increased costs they face with respect to asphalt and other materials, and this generous Horry County CTC funding helps to keep us on track with our road paving schedule.”
The Horry County CTC funding will be used for paving on these state secondary roads: Terminal Street (S230), Hillside Drive South (S360), Perrin Drive (S524), 11th Avenue South (S755), 9th Avenue South (S1044), 6th Avenue South (S358), 2nd Avenue South (S518), and Hillside Drive North (S199). A total of 23,300 feet of roadway will be paved using about 65,109 yards or 5,697 tons of asphalt.
The City of North Myrtle Beach annually assesses and ranks the condition of all roads within its jurisdiction. The goal is to repave all roads in the City every 15 years. Primary roadways that carry the greatest amount of traffic may require more frequent paving.