GSATS 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Grand Strand area. GSATS is responsible for an overall transportation plan that identifies the most desirable and efficient means of meeting transportation needs through 2040.


As part of the continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, GSATS is hosting a series of public meetings on July 19 and 20 to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the DRAFT GSATS 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update. Each meeting will be conducted in a drop-in, open house format, allowing participants to come and go at their leisure and convenience. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area. Please choose a meeting day and time that meets your schedule.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Shallotte Town Hall
110 Cheers Street
Shallotte, NC 28470

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
North Myrtle Beach City Hall
1018 2nd Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Murrells Inlet Community Center
4462 Murrells Inlet Road
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Thursday, July 20, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Myrtle Beach Train Depot
851 Broadway Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The DRAFT GSATS 2040 MTP will be available for public review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 online at, in person at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments office, and in person at local libraries listed below. The 30-day public comment period begins Wednesday, July 12, 2017. All comments must be in writing and received by 5:00 PM, Friday, August 11, 2017. If you are unable to attend a meeting, please visit during the public comment period to review the document. Please submit all comments on the DRAFT GSATS 2040 MTP to Mark Hoeweler at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440 or


The public can also participate online by accessing the project WikiMap, an internet-based interactive mapping platform specifically tailored to the GSATS study area. The map “crowd-sources” data created by users and provides the project team with further insight on local concerns and desires with regard to transportation needs, issues, and preferences. Users can review and comment on the recommendations of the DRAFT GSATS 2040 MTP during the 30-day public comment period. The WikiMap can be accessed from home, work, or anywhere internet access is available via:


For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Mark Hoeweler at (843) 436-6130 or email:


The DRAFT GSATS 2040 MTP will be available at the following local libraries:


Georgetown County Library

405 Cleland Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Georgetown County Library

Waccamaw Neck Branch

41 St. Paul Place

Pawleys Island, SC 29585


Horry County Libraries

Surfside Beach Library Branch

410 Surfside Drive

Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Chapin Memorial Library

400 14th Avenue N.

Myrtle Beach, SC 209577



Horry County Libraries

Little River Library Branch

107 State Hwy 57N

Little River, SC 29566

Horry County Libraries

North Myrtle Beach Branch

901 1st Avenue S

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582



Horry County Libraries

Socastee Library Branch

141, 707 Connector Road

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Horry County Libraries

Conway Library Branch

801 Main Street

Conway, SC 29526



Horry County Libraries

Carolina Forest Library Branch

2250 Carolina Forest Blvd

Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Horry County Libraries

Bucksport Branch

7657 US 701

Conway, SC 29527



Rourk Library

5068 Main Street

Shallotte, NC 28470

Hickman Crossroads Library

1040 Calabash Road NW

Calabash, NC 28467