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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of July 4, 2022

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, are closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. 

 

All Horry County Recycling & Convenience Centers will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All facilities will return to their normal operating schedule on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

RIDE III Project Update: U.S. Highway 701 Widening North of Loris

This week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation SCDOT provided an update on the status of this RIDE III Program project. Property owners along the U.S. Hwy. 701 corridor above Loris may receive a postcard (pictured below) in their mailboxes this week. At this point, the design and permitting phases are complete. All individuals with property impacts have been contacted by a Right of Way Agent. The project is on schedule and construction is expected to begin this summer. 

The scope of this project includes widening U.S. Hwy. 701 North of Loris, from the end of the existing 3-lane section (Dogwood Street) to the SC Hwy. 9 interchange. The improved road will feature 5-lanes, including a center turn-lane and installation of bike/pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks and wider travel lanes. These improvements are expected to improve capacity while decreasing traffic congestion along the corridor. 

For more information about the project, visit the project website at https://arcg.is/14W05X



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of June 27, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

 

Monday, June 27, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Thursday, June 30, 2022, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Community Meeting in Bucksport

Join Horry County Councilmember Orton Bellamy and Horry County Planning and Zoning staff members for a community meeting in Bucksport on Monday, June 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center.

Local officials will provide updates about ongoing community planning and flood mitigation efforts. Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. 

Upcoming Public Workshops: Garden City Streetscapes Project

Join us on Tuesday, June 28 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to discuss the innovative Garden City Streetscape Project during our workshop meeting at the Inlet Square Mall.

We want to hear from the people who live, work, and relax in the area to help create your vision for improvements to Waccamaw Drive and Atlantic Avenue in Garden City. 

During this meeting, we'll explore how to make these roads into "Complete Streets" by incorporating bike and pedestrian amenities, and streetscaping elements, address traffic operations and safety and improve beach access.

The scope of the current project includes the following improvements: 

  • Improvements planned for two primary thoroughfares:
  • Waccamaw Drive from Melody Lane to County line: 1.9 miles
  • Atlantic Avenue east of the marsh to Waccamaw Drive: 0.15 miles

The current project budget (all phases) is $46 million with funding provided through local hospitality fee revenue.

Click here to start getting involved: https://www.gardencitystreetscape.com/

If you can't attend the in-person workshop, we will host the same workshop as a Virtual Workshop on Thursday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit the website for information to join the virtual meeting. 

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of June 20, 2022

All County offices, except Public Safety Operations, are closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth. 

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Thursday, June 23, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Community Presentations

Looking for hurricane preparedness information?

Join Horry County Emergency Management as they talk you through what you need to know for this hurricane season. From evacuations and sheltering, to what should go in emergency kit - if you have questions about your household's hurricane plan, this event is for you.

Two presentations will be held this week:

  • Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Strand Recreation Center
  • Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. 

Both events are free and open to the public. 

Early Voting for Runoff Election Begins June 22

Early Voting for June Runoff Election begins Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

  • Early-voting for June Runoffs:
  • Wednesday, June 22 – Friday, June 24.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Locations in Horry County:
  • Voters Registration and Elections Office
  • North Strand Recreation Center
  • South Strand Recreation Center
  • Carolina Forest Library

Bring your Photo ID (or voter registration card if you do not have a Photo ID).

For more information, visit scVOTES.gov or contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 30, 2022

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, are closed for a holiday observance on Monday, May 30, 2022. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 6 p.m.

Vereen Memorial Gardens Committee

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Project Update: Augusta Plantation Interchange

Join Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard and other local officials on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. on-site at the end of Revolutionary War Way to receive an initial project update on the Augusta Plantation Interchange.

´╗┐The event will be held at the end of the unpaved portion of Revolutionary War Way, outlined below on the map in the yellow square. There is no access to this area from Highway 31. Parking will be available near the paved portion of Revolutionary War Way, with golf cart shuttle service available. The parking area is indicated on the map as a blue circle. Please note, there are no restroom facilities available on-site, but attendees are welcome to use the facilities at Carolina Forest Recreation Center.      

Media note: Members of the press will be able to drive their vehicles to the end of the drive for the event. Alternatively, the shuttle service will be available. 

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Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Project Update: Postal Way Extension

Drivers should be alert that on May 31, 2022 the intersection of Postal Way and Oakheart Road will no longer be a four-way stop. Postal Way will have the right of way and Oakheart Road will become a complete stop at the intersection. Please drive cautiously in this area and pay attention to road signs. 

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are possible at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 16, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, May 16, 2022, 11 a.m.

Horry County Delegation Meeting

Click here for the agenda.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission Awards Ceremony

There is no agenda, but program details can be found here.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 4 p.m.

County Council Budget Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council 

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).


Eddie Dyer Road Dedication Ceremony

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Join Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard and other local officials on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. to dedicate Frontage Road B-2 in honor of Edgar L. "Eddie" Dyer, retired Vice President of Coastal Carolina University and RIDE III Commission Chairman. 

Mr. Dyer, working together with Councilman Howard, was instrumental in getting this roadway repaved. 

The ceremony will take place at the Hulk Bike and Run Park located at 150 Frontage Road B-2.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



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