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Carolina Bays Parkway Extension

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the S.C. Department of Transportation are planning to extend Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) from S.C. 9 in Horry County, South Carolina, across the North Carolina state line to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.

The project is expected to involve the construction of a multi-lane expressway and might involve existing roadways and areas on new locations.

The primary purpose of the project is to improve the transportation network in the study area by enhancing traffic flow and connectivity for traffic moving in and through the area.

The extension would provide a more direct and efficient movement of traffic seeking to bypass congestion within the areas of Calabash in North Carolina as well as Little River and the Grand Strand areas in South Carolina. As a result, local and tourist traffic on area roadways would experience less congestion and delays.

Public Engagement

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public input about the proposed project. Submit your feedback using NCDOT's online engagement platform.​​​​

​Project Funding

This project is listed as Project R-5876 in NCDOT's State Transportation Improvement Program​ and as P029554 in SCDOT's State Transportation Improvement Program. 

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​Estimated Cost*
​North Carolina
​$367,000,000
​South Carolina
​$185,000,000
​Total Cost
​​$552,000,000
* Estimated costs are subject to change.​

9/9/2020 9:07 AM