GSATS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning process for the Grand Strand area.

As the MPO, GSATS provides the forum for cooperative decision making in developing regional transportation plans and programs to meet changing needs. It is composed of elected and appointed officials representing local, state and federal governments or agencies having interest or responsibility in comprehensive transportation planning.

NCDOT and SCDOT invite you to provide input on this project via NCDOT’s online public engagement platform “”. You can access the site by visiting and scrolling down to Carolina Bays Parkway Extension, or directly via this link:

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Public Notice- February 15, 2019

GSATS FY 2018- 2022 TIP Amendments

At the February 15, 2019 GSATS Policy Committee Meeting, two TIP amendments requiring a 30 day public comment period were presented. A list of the project amendments are included below.

  • Increase of $10,500,000 for the US 501 S. Widening from Gardner Lacy to SC 31 for a total revised cost of $17,500,000.
  • Increase of $6,710,000 for the US 17 Widening from Shetland to Backgate for a total revised cost of $12,710,000.

If you would like to submit comments regarding any of these projects please do so by March 18, 2019. Address comments to Mark Hoeweler, Assistant Executive Director via email to or via postal mail at GSATS, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments- 1230 Highmarket St. Georgetown, SC 29440.

To view the updated TIP click here

GSATS SPOT 5.0 Preliminary Local Input Points

GSATS – October 2018 Public Meeting Notice

DRAFT Proposed 5.0 Local Input Points Assignments – Division Needs

Georgetown County US 17 Corridor Study Update

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