Ride IIIRide III

Ride Improvement & Development Effort - On November 8, 2016, Horry County voters, by a 69.1 to 30.9 percent margin, supported a One-Cent Capital Projects Sales Tax for roads. This tax went into effect on May 1, 2017, and will expire on April 30, 2025. It will increase the level of sales tax in Horry County an additional penny on all retail sales, accommodations and prepared food/ beverage. Groceries (unprepared food) will be exempt from the sales tax. Again, Horry County is slated to receive $592 million over the eight-year life of the one-cent Capital Projects Sales Tax. All of the road projects to be funded from the One-Cent Capital Projects Sales Tax are specifically listed below:

Projects Status Dashboard Capital Projects Sales Tax Law

About Ride III

Horry County residents will have the opportunity to vote in the November 2016 General Election for a sales tax to improve and build roads in our local community.  A RIDE 3 Sales Tax Commission was comprised of six members, three appointed by Horry County Council and three appointed by the cities as defined by state law below:

       (1) The governing body of the county must appoint three members of the commission.

       (2) The municipalities in the county must appoint three members, who must be residents of incorporated municipalities within the county.

This commission was tasked by Horry County Council to prepare a final list of road projects that will be funded by a 1% Sales Tax, which they completed in May 2016. The road project list was approved by Horry County Council and will appear as a referendum to be voted  on by the citizens of Horry County on the November 2016 General Election ballot. If passed by the voters, the sales tax will go into effect May 1, 2017 and will be a 1% Sales Tax on all retail sales, prepared food/beverage and accommodations. Groceries (unprepared food) would be exempt from the sales tax. The sales tax would remain in effect for eight years or April 30, 2025. The eight year projection revenues from the 1% Sales Tax is $592 million. 


Ride III County Map

Click below on the project name for the map of the project.

Project List

Estimated Cost Project
1) $50,000,000 U.S. Hwy. 501 Corridor improvements – SC Hwy. 31 to SC 544
2) $15,000,000 Pave 25 miles County dirt roads*
3) $54,700,000 Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening
4) $7,500,000 Palmetto Pointe Blvd. Ext. to SC Hwy. 544
5) $21,700,000 SC Hwy. 9 East Widening (Loris)
6) $5,000,000 Resurface 33.13 miles of City roads
7) $65,100,000 US Hwy. 701 N Widening (North Conway)
8) $19,300,000 Fred Nash Blvd. connection to Harrelson Blvd. – Myrtle Beach
9) $19,800,000 US Hwy. 17 Business Intersection Improvements - Garden City
10) $89,100,000 Forestbrook Road Widening
11) $15,000,000 Pave 25 miles County dirt roads*
12) $5,000,000 Resurface 33.87 miles County roads
13) $13,900,000 US Hwy. 501 Realignment from Broadway Street to 7th Avenue North
14) $ 7,500,000 US Hwy. 701 Widening – North to Loris
15) $18,400,000 Conway Perimeter Road Phase II
16) $15,000,000 Pave 25 miles County dirt roads*
17) $ 5,000,000 Resurface 33.87 miles County roads
18) $25,000,000 Southern Evacuation Lifeline (SELL) – Environmental Studies and Right-of-Way
19) $125,000,000 SC Hwy. 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) Extension To SC/NC State line
20) $15,000,000 Pave 25 miles County dirt roads*

Contact Information

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Contact Information

State Road Projects 
Leah Quattlebaum
Horry County Project Manager
South Carolina Dept. of Transportation
(803) 737-1751 

Resurfacing Projects
Steve Gosnell
Assistant County Administrator
Infrastructure and Regulation Division
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5160

General Information
Kelly Moore
Public Information Director
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5390

RIDE 3 Projects
Jason Thompson
RIDE 3 Program Manager
Horry County Government
(843) 915-5160