Speaking here in April 2015 is then, private business owner Donald Trump advocating for Interstate 73 just before he announced his run for U.S. President. In June 2017, President Trump’s administration authorized the federal permit for construction of I-73 in South Carolina.
On Oct. 4, 2021, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Christy Hall, members of the General Assembly, and local Horry County elected officials gathered at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to call for the expansion of Interstate 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.
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