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Robert Edge Parkway repairs to cause road closures, detours in North Myrtle Beach

Source: City of North Myrtle Beach Source: City of North Myrtle Beach

The following is a news release from the City of North Myrtle Beach:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled repairs to the Robert Edge Parkway in North Myrtle Beach Sept. 8 through Sept. 25.

Work will include repairing the approach slabs, replacing the damaged roadway concrete, replacing and upgrading the expansion joint seals, and replacing the damaged slope protection.

The repairs are at the bridge approach slab on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is the transition between the roadway and the J. Bryan Floyd Bridge that spans the Waterway.

Detours will be posted using SC Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway), SC Highway 9 and US Highway 17.

Key dates (weather permitting) in the repair project:

  • Sept. 8 around midnight: The eastbound (inbound) lanes on Robert Edge Parkway from US Highway 17 to beyond the bridge will close for approximately two weeks. During this time, motorists will not be able to enter North Myrtle Beach using Robert Edge Parkway but will have to do so via alternate routes.
  • Sept. 14: After evening rush hour, westbound lanes and sidewalk will be closed.
  • Sept. 21: After evening rush hour, westbound lanes opened up to traffic, sidewalk to stay closed
  • Sept. 25: Eastbound lanes and all sidewalks to reopen.
  • Sept. 25-30: Some periodic lane closures eastbound and/or westbound as needed for any remaining work.

For more information, the public may contact Jason Thompson, SCDOT District Bridge Engineer, at the Florence District Office (843) 661-4710.

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