A planning group in the Grand Strand is holding public meetings this week to discuss the area’s transportation plan for the next 25 years. The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study is holding the meetings to discuss transportation needs along the Grand Strand, which stretches about 60 miles from Georgetown to the North Carolina state line.
The plan was last revised about five years ago because federal regulations require there to be updates to the plan every five years, according to WMBF in Myrtle Beach. Planners hope to reveal a transportation plan, including highways, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrians, that will look ahead to the next 25 years. The Long Range Transportation Plan is required in order to receive federal funding for the road projects. The meetings are open to the public.