For years, there's been a dream of a new interstate highway through the West Virginia mountains.
The final destination would be Myrtle Beach.
That leg in South Carolina gets closer to reality.
He said the greatest benefit of I-73, which is estimated to cost about $4 billion, is that it will be a hurricane evacuation route, but it will also lessen traffic on U.S. Highway 501, getting travelers in and out of Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas efficiently.
Wooten said the road will be funded and maintained by tolls, projected at 12 cents a mile, and the cost would depend on where drivers enter and leave the highway.