Surfside Beach has new plans for old parking meters - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Surfside Beach has new plans for old parking meters

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -Surfside Beach town leaders are working to ease parking in the area by getting access to some property that could make room for new parking lots.  Town officials confirm at least one of the lots will be located at 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

Not only will these lots help solve the tough task of parking near the beach, they will also give the town a place to add meters it ripped from the boulevard.

To understand why this year kicks off a new era for parking on the south strand, remember it was just two years ago when the town went in and installed parking meters on both sides of Ocean Boulevard.

That project, estimated at more than $300,000 according to one town official, lasted just two summers following safety concerns brought to town council.

“It's a thousand wonders that no one got hurt during the past two summers because of where the cars were parked on the street,” said Surfside Beach resident Ron Marrs.

Most of the concerns centered on crowded spaces between the boulevard, parked cars, and sidewalks.  The town decided to pull most of the meters down, then banned parking on the beach side of the boulevard while allowing limited parking on the inland side.

For now, the old meters are in storage but the town said they can be used again in new parking lots.  Surfside Beach got a hold of an empty lot at 4th Avenue North which is a spot to add new parking spaces that can be metered.

“That's not in any way interfering with residents even though there is an easement and right of way there that the city is using to park cars,” added Marrs.  “The lots will make it a lot nicer a lot easier a lot safer for the people coming to the beach.”

It is not clear when the town will release details on where the additional two new lots will go but the lot at 4th Avenue North could be up and running soon.  Public works crews said they are ironing out the final details with engineers to get the lot ready to go as early as one month from now.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • BREAKING: Crews responding to report of multiple possible drownings at the Sea Mist Resort

    BREAKING: Crews responding to report of multiple possible drownings at the Sea Mist Resort

    Sunday, August 20 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-08-20 19:22:32 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

     Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue is responding to multiple possible drowning victims at the Sea Mist Hotel. According to Lt. John Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, one person has been transported to a nearby hospital, and others are being evaluated. There is no additional information on the number of victims, or the status of the person transported. 

    More >>

     Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue is responding to multiple possible drowning victims at the Sea Mist Hotel. According to Lt. John Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, one person has been transported to a nearby hospital, and others are being evaluated. There is no additional information on the number of victims, or the status of the person transported. 

    More >>
  • Horry County Police searching for suspect who stole rims from Little River car dealership

    Horry County Police searching for suspect who stole rims from Little River car dealership

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:34:26 GMT
    Suspect's vehicle (Source: Horry County Police Department FB Page)Suspect's vehicle (Source: Horry County Police Department FB Page)

    The Horry County Police Department needs your help finding the person who stole rims from a car dealership in Little River. According to a post on HCPD Facebook Page, the suspect drove a black Cadillac Escalade to Jud Kuhn Chevrolet in Little River on August 13. The suspect stole 22 inch rims for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 843-915-8477.

    More >>

    The Horry County Police Department needs your help finding the person who stole rims from a car dealership in Little River. According to a post on HCPD Facebook Page, the suspect drove a black Cadillac Escalade to Jud Kuhn Chevrolet in Little River on August 13. The suspect stole 22 inch rims for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 843-915-8477.

    More >>
  • Hartsville man arrested after fighting over money; firing gun several times

    Hartsville man arrested after fighting over money; firing gun several times

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:10:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Hartsville man was arrested early Sunday morning after he reportedly shot at another man several times. Lt. Robert Kilgo said deputies responded to a house on New Market Road in the Hartsville area of Darlington after midnight in reference to shots being fired. Wright was allegedly fighting with another man over money when he pulled out a firearm and shot it several times. 

    More >>

    A Hartsville man was arrested early Sunday morning after he reportedly shot at another man several times. Lt. Robert Kilgo said deputies responded to a house on New Market Road in the Hartsville area of Darlington after midnight in reference to shots being fired. Wright was allegedly fighting with another man over money when he pulled out a firearm and shot it several times. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly