August 28
 Opening Ceremony September 3 in Horry County for Robert Edge Parkway

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Horry County have scheduled a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, for the opening of the Robert Edge Parkway (formerly North Myrtle Beach Connector) in Horry County.


The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. atop the bridge. The project will open to traffic later that day.


Scheduled speakers include South Carolina State Representative Tracy Edge of House District 104; Robert Edge, Jr., Horry County Coroner; SCDOT Commissioner Danny H. Isaac Jr., 1st Congressional District; Liz Gilland, Chairman of Horry County Council; Harold Worley, Horry County Council District 1; Mayor Marilyn Hatley of North Myrtle Beach; Don Leonard, Chairman of the SC State Transportation Infrastructure Bank; John Napier, former Congressman and Federal Judge; Doug Wendel, former North Myrtle Beach City Manager; and Joe Saleeby, former Mayor of North Myrtle Beach.


This project is part of Horry County’s RIDE II program, with funding provided by Horry County and the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank.  SCDOT managed the design and construction of the project.


The project extends from SC 90 west to US 17 at Main Street in North Myrtle Beach and includes a bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and an interchange at Carolina Bays Parkway.