Horry County, environmentalists to meet Thursday about compromise on International Drive

Horry County officials and members of the SC Environmental Law Project are meeting Thursday to try and come to a compromise on bear tunnels along the planned International Drive project now that the Department of Health and Environmental Control decided not to conduct a new review of the need for the tunnels.

The Environmental Law Project has until Aug. 29 to challenge DHEC’s decision not to conduct a final review conference on their request for the tunnels on the planned International Drive road project. The road cuts through the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve, which prompted original plans to call for tunnels and fencing along the road.

An official with the law project said she is not sure what the organization will do, but would like to solve the issue “amicably.”