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Glenn's Bay Widening & Interchange Project Update

The US-17 Bypass southbound lanes, at the intersection of Glenn’s Bay Road, will be switching onto the new temporary ramps Sunday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m.  Contractors will start the switch at 6 p.m. that evening with the goal of having the shift completed by 6 a.m. on Monday, August 1. During this work, The Lakes subdivision's current entrance on US-17 Bypass will close temporarily until the traffic shift is complete. However, The Lakes subdivision's new second entrance located off of Holmestown Road is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 28, around noon. 

Both of the two new access roads at The Lakes subdivision will open at the end of this week. Lake Access #2, which will access Holmestown Road, is scheduled to open Thursday, July 28, around noon. After this road is open, the current access into The Lakes subdivision (Waccamaw River Road) will close the afternoon on Thursday, July 28, so that the pavement can be tied into the new location for Lake Access #1, which is located further south on US-17 Bypass. This road (Lake Access #1) is planned to reopen later in the afternoon of Friday, July 29.

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 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection To Be Closed Overnight July 22-23, 2014

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work.

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.