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June 19, 2013 

Representatives from the Citizens Coalition for Ocean Highway are holding a public information meeting to discuss the group’s issues concerning the Highway 17 Median Project.

The project seeks to “improve access management and traffic congestion along this section of US 17 in a manner that preserves safety, efficiency, and the aesthetic character of the corridor.,” according to materials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

It will establish a median with a curb that will probably be about six inches in height to prevent people from driving through the median, according to Jackie Broach, Georgetown County’s public information officer.

Though landscaping isn’t part of the plan, the median should allow room for shrubs and smaller plants, Broach said. The project will also provide two additional pedestrian crossings at new traffic signals, making the road a safer place for tourists and locals.

“This project is intended to increase safety for everyone who uses the road – motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” Broach said.

The project stretches from Waverly Rd. to just north of Baskervill Dr. in Pawleys Island.

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Waccamaw High School auditorium. The school is located at 2412 Kings River Rd, Pawleys Island.

Homebuyer training cancelled

The June 22 training seminar for first-time homebuyers has been cancelled. Jackie Broach, Georgetown County public information officer, said the county plans to reschedule the session in late summer or early fall.

Contact CLAIRE BYUN at 626-0377 or follow her on Twitter @NeckNews.

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