Lack of deceleration lanes for the Victory Lane road beside Horry-Georgetown Technical College have been causing congestion on Highway 501. As result, S.C. DOT is eliminating the option to turn left on to Victory Lane on March 5, 2012.
This also means the option to turn left from Victory Lane on to 501 will no longer be an option as well. The change will happen on March 5 and drivers will be diverted to University Boulevard or Singleton Ridge Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol will issue tickets to drivers still using the median.