In the brunt of the hurricane season, state lawmakers and economic development leaders are putting into place a plan for Interstate 73, which they say will improve traffic flow and evacuation efforts.
The state’s local and congressional leaders are rallying around the plan for the highway which will run from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Myrtle Beach—all to improve access for tourists, trucking and to allow for quicker exit from the coast as well. Now, the beaches north of Charleston are most commonly reached by secondary roads and state highways.
Bennettsville Representative Doug Jennings chairs a regional committee on I-73. He told SCRN’s Ashley Byrd that the highway will happen: