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How to avoid traffic during MB Marathon weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Starting Friday evening, Myrtle Beach drivers are going to run into road closures and congestion to make way for runners taking part in the Myrtle Beach Marathon.

The first runners lace up their shoes for the 5K Friday afternoon. Police say from 5 p.m. around 8 p.m., there will be runners around Broadway at the Beach and 21st Avenue North.

The marathon starts Saturday at 6:30 a.m., but expect congestion starting as early as 4 a.m. This map shows the marathon race route.

It begins just north of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Avenue North, and ends at Pelicans Ballpark.

For police, the top priority is safety. “We do have extra officers working, and the operational plan does take into consideration both the start and finish line and other areas, as well as where there'll be a large concentration of people and how we will respond should something happen and to ensure everybody's safe while they're here,” says Lieutenant Joey Crosby with the MBPD.

Part of that responsibility falls on you, too. 

Police ask drivers to avoid the areas where the runners will be, to limit congestion. 

According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department's Facebook page here are the anticipated marathon road closures and times. 

21st Avenue North from Greens Boulevard to Grissom Parkway (4:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Grissom Parkway from 29th Avenue North to Mr. Joe White Avenue (4:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Mr. Joe White Avenue (from Grissom Parkway to Kings Highway (6:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Kings Highway (southbound lanes) from Mr. Joe White Avenue to Farrow Parkway (6:30 to 8:00 a.m.)

Farrow Parkway from Kings Highway to Johnson Street (local traffic to and from The Market Common will access the area from US 17 – the “bypass” – only) (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Pampas Drive from Mallard Lake Drive to Farrow Parkway (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Johnson Avenue from Farrow Parkway to Nevers Street (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Hackler Street from Johnson Street to Farrow Parkway (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Nevers Street from DeVille Street to Farrow Parkway (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Howard Street from Farrow Parkway to Reed Avenue (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Emmens Avenue from Gabreski Lane to Farrow Parkway (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.)

Kings Highway from Center South to South Ocean Boulevard (7:30 to 9:00 a.m.)

Ocean Boulevard (northbound lane only) to 82nd Parkway (7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

For the half marathon… Mr. Joe White Avenue from Ocean Boulevard to Grissom Parkway (6:30 to 10:30 a.m.)

Grand Dunes Boulevard from North Ocean Boulevard to US 17 (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Kings Highway (southbound curb lane only) from Grand Dunes Boulevard to 65th Avenue North (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

65th Avenue North (westbound lanes) to Frontage Road and East Coast Greenway (8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)

Frontage Road-East Coast Greenway from 65th Avenue North to Granddaddy Boulevard (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Granddaddy Boulevard (all lanes), then u-turn after three-tenths of a mile (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Grissom Parkway (southbound curb lane only) from Granddaddy Boulevard to 21st Avenue North (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

48th Avenue North from Grissom Parkway to Oleander Street (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

The Myrtle Beach police are doing something a little different this year that's really going to help drivers out. There are going to be officers dedicated to live tweeting and Facebook posting where the traffic is worst, where to avoid and when it's clear of runners and open again to drivers.

To follow MBPD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBPDSC.

To follow MBPD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myrtlebeachpolice.

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