Much needed improvements coming to Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Improvements are finally coming to one of the most dangerous intersections in Horry County.



the inside of a building: SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.


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SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.

Between backed up traffic down Highway 501, to last-minute lane changes before a confusing intersection, Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road in Conway can be an everyday headache for Horry County drivers.

But it’s not just a headache. It can be deadly.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in 2017, 2018, and 2019, throughout each year, there were over 100 accidents at the intersection. In 2019, a person was killed.

But the DOT said upgrades are coming.

“So anytime we look at improving intersections we look at a lot of these same type of corrective measures. As far as offsetting left-turn lanes, adding additional turn lanes,”

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