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July 22, 2014

Overnight work planned for S.C. 707 Wednesday

Construction crews plan asphalt work beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday on S.C. 707 near Big Block Road from the post office to Foster Avenue.

Construction crews plan asphalt work beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday on S.C. 707 near Big Block Road from the post office to Foster Avenue.

Flagging operations will take place until 5 a.m. Thursday and through traffic will be maintained.

The $100 million project originally was to have been completed by now, but a change in the route of S.C. 31 to end it at 707 rather than U.S. 17 forced the S.C. Department of Transportation to combine the two projects into a single entity and to get new permits for the construction.

Now DOT estimates that both will be completed in the spring of 2017 at a combined cost of up to $342 million. The State Infrastructure Bank is providing the majority of the funding for S.C. 31 while Horry County’s Riding on a Penny program will foot the bill for the S.C. 707 work.

When complete, S.C. 707 will be five-laned with curbing, gutters and sidewalks for the entire 9.2-mile stretch from Enterprise Road to U.S. 17.

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