Myrtle’s Beach, South Carolina: Fewer lanes and slower speeds being proposed for Kings Highway (War on Cars Watch)

From six lanes to four lanes, that’s what the Myrtle Beach Planning Commission is proposing with a new resolution in order to make Kings Highway (US 17 Business) safer.

On one side, you have those who say the changes will make it easier for pedestrians, but on the other side, some pedestrians say it’s not the amount of traffic or the speeding they’re worried about.

“There are places here where people can get across, but still it’s not a comfortable crossing,” said Planning Director Carol Coleman.

Coleman stated Wednesday that Kings Highway is one of the busiest highways in Horry County and it runs right through the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach.