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      Harrelson Boulevard extension opens to Myrtle Beach traffic

      Dignitaries gather for the opening of the Harrelson Boulevard Extension Thursday morning.

      A ceremony was held for the grand opening of the Harrelson Boulevard extension project Thursday in Myrtle Beach.

      It connects Highway 17 Bypass to Kings Highway, adjacent to the Myrtle Beach International Airport .

      Horry County, Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority and the County Transportation Committee partnered to complete the $8.9 million project.

      Construction to expand Harrelson Boulevard started in May 2011. It is just one of many projects planned as part of the Myrtle Beach International Airport expansion .

      Twenty-two local contractors and sub-contractors worked on the project.