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Does MB need an Interstate?

Do you think the Myrtle Beach area needs an interstate highway? Explain why, if you can.   22 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you think the Myrtle Beach area needs an interstate highway? Explain why, if you can.

    • Yes, US 501 is too congested and it needs to be replaced by an interstate in its path.
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    • Yes, but an alternative route needs to be made with existing limited-access freeways, such as the Conway Bypass and the Carolina Bays Parkway.
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    • Yes, it would boost our economy.
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    • No, a new interstate would hurt the swampy areas, and the natural scenery would be destroyed.
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    • No, Myrtle Beach already has alternative routes to leave it besides US 501.
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    • No, I fly into Myrtle Beach, instead. Avoiding all traffic.
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If you've ever visited Myrtle Beach or live in the Myrtle Beach area, you'd understand why this would be necessary.

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I used to live in MB and I definately understand the need for inter-state access to the area. 17, 17 by-pass, and 501 were always headaches. The area is becoming more of a year round destination so traffic stays pretty thick continuously.

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I bet all of the tourist traffic in the summer made you insane, especially on the weekends....It always felt like Myrtle Beach was this really long north/south road though....not really very east/west...

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Sorry about that - listen, I'll contact some folks I know in Washington & I promise you they will build an interstate highway from - how about Greensboro & I'll call the freeway.... how does 73 sound? Also I'll throw in another freeway for the area called.... 74!

But it might be a while until you see anything, ;)

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I have no doubt Myrtle Beach needs an interstate. Some interstate-grade highway between there and Florence will do wonders.

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You should have seen it when 501 tuned into a 2 lane highway just west of Conway. :lol:

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I used to live in Peoria, IL, where Interstate 74 runs right through it. I'm pushing more for Interstate 74 than 73, but both are greatly needed in the Myrtle Beach area.

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Yes, I-20 needs to be expanded east of I-95, 60 miles to Myrtle Beach.

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MB needs a limited access east-west connection between I-95 and the US 17 bypass. Utilizing some existening portions of US 501 with some relocations, bypasses and frontage roads would be a great thing. Once US 501 comes towards SC 22 (Conway Bypass), there should be a southeastern route paralleling SC 544 to connect US 17 bypass. US 501 between Conway to SC 31 should be a jersey freeway.

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I would like to see I20 go east and spilt into two interstate I20 to MB and I120 to Wilmington, NC

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As I have said here before, you will never ever never ever see SC build an interstate from Florence to Wilmington.

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I've read about how the NC governor and others in the past wanted I-20 to extend fron Florence to Wilmington for a truck route to Atlanta among other reasons before SCDOT told them they weren't paying for that. I didn't think that extension would be necessary with the planned constructions of 73, 74 and I-140 in the area.

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