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Underground power conversion, utilities project begins in North Myrtle Beach

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Ocean Boulevard Underground Power Conversion & Utilities Project in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach between 15th Avenue South and 28th Avenue South will begin the week of November 28, according to PIO Patrick Dowling.

The long-term project includes placing overhead power and communications utilities underground, and installing water and sewer system upgrades.

The first phase on Ocean Boulevard, will start this week at 21st Avenue South and progress south, according to Dowling.

As the work proceeds, Ocean Boulevard will be closed in two block increments, with Perrin Drive being used to detour traffic around the work zone.

The total project cost of $4,500,000 is funded by SCDOT through GSATS, with design and right-of-way cost about $1 million. The construction cost is currently estimated at $3.5 million, he added.

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