Infrastructure is Opportunity
In 1991, Congress designated Interstate 73 as a high priority corridor. The proposed highway will run from the Great Lakes region to the coast of the Carolinas. In South Carolina, I-73 crosses the northeastern part of the state, though Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, and Horry counties. In June of 2017, the United States’ Army Corps of Engineers issued the permit to begin construction of I-73. The project in South Carolina will be 80 miles of new construction and upgrading 25 miles of SR 22, to bring it up to interstate standards. The estimated total cost of the project is $2.4 billion. I-73 will create jobs, attract industry, increase safety, and grow tourism.