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Building Boom in Horry County

Horry County is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The population is expected to surpass 500,000 by the year 2040. The influx of new residents is stressing roads, public safety, schools and infrastructure.
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Horry County is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The population is expected to surpass 500,000 by the year 2040. The influx of new residents is stressing roads, public safety, schools and infrastructure.

As the S.C. Highway 707 widening project continues, Horry County has announced sporadic closings on the entire length of the project for more than one month.

The road, which runs through the Burgess and Socastee areas, will have intermittent lane closures starting Tuesday, and will last 45 days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The construction on S.C. 707, which began October 2014, was paid for with Ride II tax money, but has seen continuous delays over a handful of years.

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The Sun News Reporter Hannah Strong is passionate about making the world better through what she reports and writes. Strong, who is a Pawleys Island native, is quick to jump on breaking news, profiles stories about people in the community and obituaries. Strong has won four S.C. Press Association first-place awards, including one for enterprise reporting after riding along with police during a homicide. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Winthrop University.
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