Georgetown County and the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) have joined together to work with local residents in planning for the future of the Highway 17 corridor on the Waccamaw Neck.

As a kickoff to this effort, a public workshop will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Murrells Inlet Community Center from 5-7 p.m. Residents and business owners are invited to bring family and friends to a drop-in style workshop, which will feature interactive stations that will allow planners to gather public input regarding the corridor.

Planned stations will include:

· A Land Use Plan Update Station with information about the process and initial findings related future land use in the County,

· A Transportation Station with initial data related to the corridor and an opportunity to meet with the Transportation Corridor Study consultants,

· Multiple stations with creative ways to provide input on your vision for the future development of the Highway 17 corridor.

Residents are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop and take advantage of the opportunity to provide input regarding this important aspect of planning for Georgetown County’s future.