Pine Island Road project almost complete

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A road project in Myrtle Beach is almost complete with a makeover.

Perry Scott is a foreman at Southern Asphalt, which is doing work on the project, and said his crew is making the streets smoother for drivers and safer for pedestrians.

"It feels a little better now because we have the traffic a little situated. I think everyone will like it once it's finished," Scott said.

Richard Salters also works for the company and said paving the road and adding turning lanes will help ease congestion as well.

"We'll have a much smoother surface for this particular highway," Salters said.  "Everybody can get in and out.  Plus they'll have a turning lane and traffic won't be backed up as much."

Workers have already installed storm water drainage curbs, gutters and put in a seven foot wide sidewalk along the road.

While Southern Asphalt is in the final step of the project, some lanes will be shut down on Pine Island Road between Highway 15 and Robert Grissom Parkway.

Drivers should expect delays and be prepared to follow detours through the Ramsey Acres neighborhood.

Scott said the entire project should be completed in the next few weeks.

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