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SC uses $10M in TIGER Grant Money for I-73 preliminary work

Last February, South Carolina received $10 million in TIGER Grant money for Interstate 73.  They had asked for $300 million.  But the grant money will not be wasted, as South Carolina has finalized plans for some preliminary construction work for when the Interstate highway will eventually be built.

The grant money will be used to widen nearly one mile each of US 301 and 501 at where the Interstate will cross both roads south of Latta.  Also, the current intersection of US 301/501 just outside of Latta will be improved.  US 301 and 501 will be widened from two lanes to three.

In addition, the Catfish Church Road bridge over I-95 and frontage roads in the general area will be replaced and moved.  Catfish Church Road crosses Interstate 95 just south of where the I-73/I-95 interchange will be located.

To see the Latta section of Interstate 73, head here.

Construction should start in 2011 and be completed in about a year's time.

Story Links:
Plans for $10M I-73 federal grant approved ---SCNow
Money on way for piece of I-73 ---Myrtle Beach Sun News

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