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Slight delay in finalization of SCDOT/SCDNR I-73 deal

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Earlier this month, the final approval of the $750,000 deal between SCDOT and the SC Department of Natural Resources was pushed back to December 11. The reason? The paperwork from the deal was not received by the State Budget and Control Board on time.

It appears the delay in paperwork is from a final appraisal of the land. The appraisal is required by state law.

The land in question is 30 acres of the Little Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve at SC 917. Interstate 73 is planned cross the river at this point. The DNR agreed that this crossing would have the least amount of damage to the environment. The DNR plans to use $750,000, which will come out of I-73 funding, to purchase land with a similar habitat to replace the 30 acres lost by the Interstate.

Story: DNR deal for I-73 delayed --Myrtle Beach Sun News

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