Cover Story: I-73/74 - Freeway to the Beach

By Jeff Atkinson - bio l email

FLORENCE, SC (WBTV) - An Indian Summer brings to mind thoughts of a quick weekend getaway to the beach.  But then you remember where you are.

And you think: "Oh yeah, there is no quick path to the beach from here."

For years, we've heard talk of an interstate to Wilmington.  And for years, we've heard talk of an interstate to Myrtle Beach.  So, where is this interstate to Wilmington? Where is this interstate to Myrtle Beach?

A whole lot of talk, not a lot of action.

Myrtle Beach is the busiest vacation destination in the U.S. without interstate access.

And we traveled to Florence, SC where neighbors got to bend the ear of the top transportation official in the country.  He says he's listening.

PrimeTime's Jeff Atkinson reports in our Cover Story.