MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Officials are holding a meeting Tuesday to discuss relocating South Carolina's historic main highway into Myrtle Beach.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to move the final few blocks of U.S. 501 into Myrtle Beach where it curves into U.S. 17 Business near the old Pavilion.
The new alignment will move the highway to a straighter alignment along 7th Avenue North.
The work is part of Horry County's Ride 3 program to improve roads in the area with an extra 1 percent sales tax passed by voters in 2016.
The county also plans to widen U.S. 501 from Coastal Carolina University toward Myrtle Beach.
The information session on relocating the highway is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot at 851 Broadway St.
Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:
- Carolina Place Mall reopens after fatal shooting involving DTLR employee
- Severely burned man struck, killed by car after escaping house fire in Chesterfield Co.
- WATCH: Dozens of firefighters battle massive flames at historic Lenoir plant
- WATCH: Severe Weather Center 9's Monday forecast outlook
- Police: Girl knocked to ground after being pushed, punched by man at Asheville mall
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.