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International Drive Road Closure for Controlled Burns Next Week

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intends to perform controlled burns in the vicinity of International Drive on Monday, March 8, 2021 through Friday, March 12, 2021. Prescribed burns are set intentionally for purposes of forest management and to prevent uncontrolled forest fires. The controlled burn will reduce the accumulation of flammable fuels on the forest floor in accordance with SCDNR’s planned land management objectives. 

This controlled burn will require a temporary road closure of International Drive, from SC Highway 90 to Ocean Bay Elementary School, for all traffic. Road closures are expected to begin Monday, March 8th at 10:00 am. There is a possibility that the road will remain closed beginning Monday morning and reopen Friday night. Law Enforcement will be enforcing the road closure. Access to the Horry County Solid Waste Recycling Facility will remain open but only from SC Highway 90.

This schedule is subject to change and is based upon the most current weather forecast. Please plan your travel accordingly. Alternate routes include: US Highway 501 and SC Highway 22.

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 July 29-August 2,2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed, July 29-August 2, 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 for the latest updates on the project.

Myrtle Ridge Drive to Temporarily Close for Maintenance

This notice is to inform the public of a full road closure in Horry County by the Department of Public Works.

Access through the work zone will be not be permitted during the road closure times. We apologize for any inconvenience caused while work is in progress. The schedule listed below may be affected by inclement weather and will be adjusted accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at (843) 915-5410.‚Äč 

Road Name:  Myrtle Ridge Drive

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Reopening Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 6:00 AM

Purpose of Closing: Crossline Repair and Improvements

Access: Detour route only

Details: The work zone is located between Hwy 544 and Rolling Hills Drive. Due to the type of work being performed, no access through the work zone will be allowed during the road closure times listed (weather permitting). Alternate routes are shown below.

Detour Route: All Hwy 544 and Hwy 501 bound traffic must use the Castlewood Drive detour route.


Please see the map below for details.


Horry County Map of Current Road Closures

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government reminds citizens and visitors to visit our website at to view a map of the most current road closures in the county.  The map includes closures for Horry County (unincorporated), city and state roads.  This map is being updated as new information becomes available.