Third Avenue South closed for paving this week

Third avenue south paving project underway

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Third Avenue South, between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard, is closed for paving, starting Monday, for three to four days this week, according to the City of Myrtle Beach. The work will include final paving, as well as lane markings and traffic signal loop installations.

The Department of Transportation says, on average, more than 13,000 cars drive up and down Third Avenue South each day, which means closures impact drivers and local businesses.

Business was slower Monday than usual at Moped Rental of Myrtle Beach, and the store owner says it's because road closures make it difficult for people to access the store, which can put them out anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 a day.

"They didn't notify us about anything, we just showed up this morning and we have detours. This is our main service road that we launch our customers out on, so as far as that goes, it's gonna be a whole week of confusion and chaos," says employee Samantha Pegram.

Detours are set up to 2nd Avenue South during the roadwork.

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