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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.



Hurricane Matthew Update As of October 9, 2016 @ 8 a.m.

Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 8 a.m.
 

  • Horry County damage assessment teams began at 8 a.m. this morning.
  • The Horry County Emergency Operations Center Phone Bank lines are temporarily down and should be operational shortly.
  • The Governor is the only one who can rescind evacuation orders and has not yet done so.
  • 131+ roads closed and/or impassable.
  • Travelers should check with their airlines for current flight status.
  • There continues to be widespread power outages throughout Horry County.  Utility crews are working to restore power as quickly as is safely possible.  It is estimated that it will take several days to fully restore electrical services throughout the county.
  • There are still widespread reports of downed powerlines and trees.  Horry County officials are strongly encouraging people to stay off the roads.
  • Due to widespread flooding, citizens are reminded to NEVER drive around barricades/barrels/road closed signs, and to NEVER drive through standing water.  
  • Citizens are encouraged to only call 911 for life safety emergencies.

 Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



HORRY COUNTY ROAD AND DRAINAGE HOTLINE ACTIVATES ON SATURDAY

Conway, South Carolina – Due to localized impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine, Horry County will activate its Road & Drainage Hotline (843-381-8000) tonight until 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. This number is available to citizens in the unincorporated areas of the county to report any drainage issues or road damage.

The Road & Drainage Hotline is normally activated Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Horry County Stormwater and Public Works crews will be in the field as necessary, making sure drainage systems are open and flowing. If citizens need assistance after the hotline closes, they can call the non-emergency number at the Horry County Dispatch Center at (843) 248-1520.



Enterprise Road to Open

 

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors for the SC-31 Extension Project will open the portion of Enterprise Road that has been closed for approximately nine months on Friday, June 10, at 5 a.m.

The road has been closed since September 2015 to construct the new Enterprise Road Bridge over SC-31.

The SC-31 Extension Project extends the current terminus at SC-544 to SC-707, a distance of approximately 3.8 miles. The project began construction in March 2014 and will be a multi-lane freeway facility with a grassed median that will include a bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, a partial interchange at SC-544 and a full interchange at SC-707. The approximate $190M total project is expected to be completed in summer 2017.



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