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Highway 31 Update  

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RickK
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07/19/2019 2:23 pm  

Not advocating they do this but....

Here in my part of the country, they have been building toll roads/toll road extensions for some time now.  They have one construction company in particular which has it down to a science.  My understanding is they have incentives/penalties built into their contracts for the construction.  They work 24 hours a day.  One one such extension which runs close to where I live, they were pouring concrete between midnight and 4am many nights.

There is a 24 mile section of Interstate 69 that has been under construction for 6 years now and is no where near being completed.  2 years after that construction was started, the company that does toll roads began an 53 mile extension of Grand Parkway.  It has been open and they have been collecting tolls on it for 2 almost 2 years. 

So, when there is an incentive to get something done and be able to collect money on an ongoing basis...highway construction can move at a much greater pace.  Again, I am not advocating they do toll roads there.  Just stating facts about highway construction has gone here.   


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07/19/2019 2:58 pm  

RickK -

 

As a former northerner - things don't move too fast down here!

Golf is just an excuse to drink whiskey and smoke cigars


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S***H
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07/19/2019 4:41 pm  

Patience. Patience. 


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RickK
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07/19/2019 5:04 pm  
Posted by: @undercover-golf-pro

RickK -

 

As a former northerner - things don't move too fast down here!

I grew up in Alabama...I know about things moving slow.  🙂


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leftygar1
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07/28/2019 1:47 pm  

Once open it will make the south end courses look a lot better to drive to.


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07/28/2019 3:26 pm  
Posted by: @leftygar1

Once open it will make the south end courses look a lot better to drive to.

Might make it 7 minutes shorter!!!  We can go south together in November

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leftygar1
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07/28/2019 4:30 pm  

@undercover-golf-pro

Works for me.  We are so close to 22 I am feeling it will be a bit more then a 7 minute savings, Trad. WB and RC are all close to an hour now.  Driving there np it's the drive back home that kills us  😊 


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Metric
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07/28/2019 5:45 pm  

@undercover-golf-pro on a normal day you’re probably right. But on a summer Friday Saturday or Sunday I guarantee it will save a lot more time. There are times on the weekends that it takes up to 25 minutes to get from the NC/SC line to RT 9. Add in the new traffic from Heather Glen and Bay Tree and it’s going to be a royal mess before long.

 


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leftygar1
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07/28/2019 6:58 pm  

@metric

Summer traffic everyone says is brutal, thank god when we are down from Nov. to late April it moves pretty good.


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07/29/2019 5:45 am  

Metric - don't get me wrong, I'll be very happy to have 31 completed to 707.

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1putt1
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11/08/2019 2:11 pm  

HWY 31 extension to 707 has been completed and is now open for use !!

And once you get off of 31 if you continue south on 707 for 3.5 miles, on the left will be Aroma's pizza which is one of my top rated NY style pizza places.

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leftygar1
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11/08/2019 7:03 pm  

The extension on Hwy. 31 is supposed to open this weekend Sun News says.


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1putt1
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11/08/2019 7:25 pm  

It's open right now!!


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11/08/2019 11:40 pm  

This is some exciting sh*t

"King Of The Mid-tiers"


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DenisGilbert
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11/11/2019 12:54 pm  

Addition to the information broadcast by Bob right here : https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article237066704.html

Oh yeah!!!

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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