WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rice (R – S.C.) today applauded Governor McMaster’s announcement of new investment in the Interstate 73 (I-73) project. 

“Today’s announcement of new investment in I-73 is a testament to the opportunity and prosperity this road will bring to the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. Since I came to Congress, I’ve worked to clear many hurdles for I-73 and was proud to secure the Army Corp of Engineers permit,” said Congressman Tom Rice.  “I’m proud to see that after today, we are one giant step closer to securing jobs, attracting industry, increasing safety and connectivity, and growing tourism. After all, highways are the backbone of economic development and commerce in the United States. I thank Governor McMaster and Secretary Hall for their support of this transformative project.” 

View the Congressman’s remarks courtesy of WYFF NBC 4 here.

Background:

Governor Henry McMaster today called for an expansion of Interstate 73 (I-73) in South Carolina. The governor’s proposed $300 million investment would be funded through a combination of South Carolina's share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars and non-recurring dollars from the state's projected $1 billion budget surplus for the fiscal year 2022. Read the release here.