Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An intersection considered dangerous and frustrating by many drivers passing through Myrtle Beach has improved, following the installation of a new traffic light.
Engineers with the City of Myrtle Beach flipped the switch on the new traffic light at the intersection of Seaboard Street and Oak Forest Lane on Thursday, according to city officials. Turning lanes were installed earlier in the summer, but engineers were waiting on traffic controllers to be shipped to Myrtle Beach.
While city officials note the traffic light is a safety improvement at the busy intersection, it will also cut down on traffic congestion during heavily traveled times of the day.
Mark Kruea, spokesman for the City of Myrtle Beach, said the project cost nearly $500,000. Kruea noted the state helped to cover a portion of the cost.