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Bay Road Update

The Bay Road drainage and safety improvements are moving steadily towards completion.  The county’s contractor will be on the road over the next couple of weeks to complete the grass shoulder widening, asphalt milling, and final road resurfacing work.  Expect intermittent single lane closures during this time.

This project is improving safety along the road by widening the shoulder and by creating much flatter side slopes along the roadside ditch.  In addition, approximately 1,200 linear feet of guard rail will be installed at the edge of the new shoulder as shown on the attached map.

We anticipate that all paving work will wrap-up by the end of March, and the guard rail will be completely installed approximately one to two weeks after paving is complete, weather permitting.

As we finish the remainder of the project, we ask drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to traffic control devices, and look out for crews working along the roadway. Stay tuned to our website at horrycounty.org and our social media feeds for updates!



Carolina Forest Boulevard Lane Closures Week of February 3, 2020

Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project: Lane Closures this Week

Weather permitting, there will be lane closures along Carolina Forest Boulevard from Stoney Falls Boulevard to Surgeons Drive Monday, February 3, 2020 through Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for drainage work.

Drivers in the area are encouraged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices. Motorists should plan for potential delays and drive slowly in the area for their safety and the safety of the crews working.



Bay Road Closure August 12-August 16, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed, August 12-August 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting. Bay Road will be closed between Grand Oak Boulevard and Copper Leaf Drive. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, near this section of the road, should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays.

We encourage everyone to be mindful of the work zones affecting the roadways. The traffic control devices are there for the safety of the residents, visitors, and road crews.

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Bay Road Closure on June 19, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Freewoods Road and Blue Heron Boulevard (the entrance to Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club). Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays. 

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Horry County Begins Work on International Drive

Conway, South Carolina – After lengthy discussions with county staff and legal counsel, Horry County began construction on International Drive. County construction crews began clearing trees and vegetation along the right-of-way corridor of International Drive in order to get the road passable for construction vehicles in the interim. This work is estimated to take approximately 40 days. Horry County will contract the construction and paving operations of International Drive by a request for proposal that is estimated to be publicized around the first of October. Once a contract is awarded the paving operations are estimated to take 8-12 months, but a final date will not be known until a contract is awarded.

“There are always risks, but this is certainly an acceptable risk we are willing take,” stated Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. “Now that the judge ruled in favor of SC DHEC Sec 401 (water quality) permit, this allowed the US Army Corps to issue their Sec 404 (wetland fill) permit to us on July 22, 2016. We now have all the permits in our possession that allows us to begin construction on this road. There is the potential that a federal court action could be filed to stop us from paving the road, but again we are willing to take that risk. We have the money in the bank and all the required permits for this project, and we are going to get this road built.”

“We can’t thank our citizens enough for their continued support of this project and standing by us to fight the good fight,” commented Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught. “We have an obligation to our citizens to fulfill the RIDE 2 referendum that was voted on in 2006, and we are prepared to continue our efforts until cars are driving on International Drive. That will be one glorious day!”

International Drive was the last project to break ground under the RIDE 2 1% sales tax initiative for roads that was passed by a referendum vote in 2006.  Two other large road projects under that initiative will be completed late 2017 early 2018, which includes the widening of SC 707 from Enterprise Road to the Georgetown County line and the widening of Glenn’s Bay Road and a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Glenn’s Bay Road and US Highway 17-Bypass.

 

 

 



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