Utility and road projects to impact NMB traffic patterns

North Myrtle Beach, SC - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A number of road and utilities projects are expected to cause lane closures along a number of roads in North Myrtle Beach in upcoming weeks.

City spokeswoman Nicole Aiello says the following construction projects are active or will begin in the near future that will impact traffic patterns along roads:

  • Underground utilities and power conversion
    • Where: Ocean Boulevard North between 17th Avenue North and Shorehaven Drive in Cherry Grove
    • Expect detours through the end of next week

  • Waterline installation
    • Where: Ocean Boulevard South between 7th Avenue South and 14th Avenue South
    • Expect lane closures until Memorial Day Weekend

  • Paving of Main Street (SCDOT project)
    • Where: Main Street from the BI-LO/Kroger plazas to Ocean Boulevard
    • Paving should be completed this week, despite continuing lane closures

  • Street end improvements
    • Where: Main Street Horseshoe
    • Concrete, electrical and landscaping work will be performed
    • Construction is expected to take two weeks

  • Paving of Sea Mountain Highway (SCDOT project)
    • Where: Sea Mountain Highway from Hill Street to Ocean Boulevard
    • Work is expected to begin next week and will wrap-up in two weeks
    • Drivers can expect lane closures

  • Construction of parking lot in Cherry Grove
    • Where: Corner of 53rd Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard
    • Construction will begin in May and will take an additional 60 days
    • New parking lot will feature 22 spaces, restrooms and a shower

  • Sewer line improvements
    • Where: Ocean Boulevard near Shorehaven Drive, 3rd Avenue South, 13th Avenue South and Hillside Drive, 2nd Avenue North
    • Dates for construction have not been determined
    • Lane closures are possible

Motorists are being encouraged by city officials to find alternative routes or exercise extreme caution in construction areas. For more information on the projects, call (843) 280-5555.