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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.

 

 

 



Traffic Shift on the New US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Interchange Bridges to Begin One Day Later Than Previously Scheduled

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Monday, October 20 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass this week.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. on the northbound bridge.

The traffic shift for the northbound bridge will begin on Sunday, October 26, at 8 p.m. and will have a similar schedule as the southbound bridge. The complete traffic shift for the northbound bridge will take approximately three day to complete and is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorist can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures northbound on US17 Bypass on October 26 & 27.

The entire project will be substantially completed in November 2014 and landscaping will continue into 2015. 



US 17 Bypss/SC 707 Intersection To Be Closed Overnight October 8 and 9

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will paint the underneath of the bridge structure requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Wednesday, October 8, and Thursday, October 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting.

During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on US 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from US 17 Bypass at the intersection of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway. Motorists traveling on SC 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway onto US 17 Bypass.

The recommended access for south bound US 17 Bypass and SC 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the US 17/SC 544 Interchange. The recommended access for north bound US 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on SC 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/US 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project. 



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