Myrtle Beach notebook | South end of city to see months of road construction

mprabhu@thesunnews.comOctober 15, 2012 

— Bill Oliver, Myrtle Beach Public Works director, told City Council members last week that many of the roads in the southern part of the city and around Third Avenue South are expected to undergo major construction for more than a year.

“It’s scattered about, but a lot of it is happening at the south end of the city,” said city spokesman Mark Kruea.

The city and the S.C. Department of Transportation have construction projects throughout Myrtle Beach ranging from completely repaving roads to replacing ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Projects under way include:

• widening 1.2 miles of Third Avenue South from Kings Highway to U.S. 501;

• water and sewer line replacement, overhead utility conversion, sidewalk, curb and cutter replacement, installation of pedestrian crosswalks and lighting on Third Avenue South from Kings Highway to Ocean Boulevard;

• milling and paving of Kings Highway from Third Avenue South to Farrow Parkway;

• replacing ADA ramps on Ocean Boulevard;

• adding a traffic signal at Pine Island Road and Oak Forest Lane

Department of Public Works crews also will begin to repave Ocean Boulevard between 31st and 53rd avenues North in the next 30 days, Kruea said.

“It’s last year’s project and they held it for a year,” he said.

Next year, city residents will see improvements to Kings Highway from Third Avenue South to Eighth Avenue North and Seaboard Street from Mr. Joe White Avenue to U.S. 501 among other construction projects.

Super Block business owners hold festival

Business owners will hold a Super Fest Super Block on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. as a way to boost awareness of the shops available and bring in some revenue during the offseason.

“We’re having the festival to survive the winter so we can be here until the summer,” said Bill Jones, owner of Cherry Elm Your Store, during an Oct. 9 City Council workshop.

The event would take place on the Super Block’s parking lot, which is bounded by Eighth and Ninth avenues North and Oak Street. The festival will include vendors, food, a kids’ zone, petting zoo and live music.

Businesses participating include Club Pulse, Gems Pizza, the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Time Out and Sun City among others.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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