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      Carolina Forest road construction begins

      Work is underway on one of the busier roads in Horry County. A section of Carolina Forest Boulevard is in the process of having turn lanes added to some areas.

      Southgate and Walkers Woods subdivisions are going to the be first areas to feel the effects of the four month long construction project.

      Some Southgate residents say they are looking forward to the expansion project.

      "It's a disaster out here in the mornings, especially at rush hour. So just seeing the extra lanes and the progress, even just by putting cones down, we know it's going to be a whole lot better. We know it's worth it in the end, and we can deal with the headaches for now," said one Southgate resident.

      Some people we talked with didn't know the construction was happening or even how long it is going to last.

      The construction project will eventually move down to the Avalon subdivision and wrap up at the Summerlyn subdvision and Horry County Recreation Center.

      Officials say any work that require lane closures will be done at night.

      Speed limits will be reduced in construction areas.

      The project has a budget of around $1 million.