Myrtle Beach to install new decorative handrails along Ocean Boulevard

Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 10:41 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 7:18 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Crews in Myrtle Beach will begin work on Monday to install new handrails on Ocean Boulevard.

City officials shared a photo of the handrails on social media on Sunday, stating that installation will begin along the sidewalk from 7th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North.

The handrails are custom-made and feature a wave shape to add some flare to Ocean Boulevard.

Tomorrow... Installation of decorative pedestrian handrails on Ocean Boulevard will begin in Myrtle Beach. The rails...

Posted by Myrtle Beach City Government on Sunday, July 24, 2022

No road closures are expected and work is scheduled to take place from 3-10 a.m. to avoid interfering with traffic.

The city also said the project is expected to take around eight weeks, with an estimated $1.1 million cost that includes a $250,000 grant from the state.

While the project costs a pretty penny, the city’s public information officer, Mark Kruea, said the new addition is not only to make the area attractive but to help keep you safe.

“Ocean Boulevard is very tight and congested environment. There are cars, there are pedestrians, there are people going back and forth. It’s just a busy place and this will help separate the people from the vehicles making hopefully for a safer environment, but they also give it some frame, some shape. The handrails are very attractive,” said Kruea.

The handrail project comes as the crews near completion of a separate project to renovate the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

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