MYRTLE BEACH — North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street Horseshoe will be closed for approximately seven months beginning Sept. 23 for construction of a $9.5 million ocean outfall.
North Myrtle Beach began installing ocean outfalls to carry storm water runoff beyond its beach swim zones since 2002, with the previous installations costing a combined $15 million, according to information from the city.
Besides significantly reducing bacteria in the swim zone, the outfalls also reduce flooding inland and damage to beach renourishment.
Preliminary digging for utility locations within the Horseshoe will begin in the next few weeks, with the work scheduled around events already on the calendar.
The outfall construction will begin Oct. 1 at the end of Main Street. Ocean Boulevard will be closed at the Main Street intersection during January and February.
When the Horseshoe reopens, it will be a coquina lot. Complete reconstruction of the Horseshoe will take place during the winter of 2015.
Contact STEVE JONES at 444-1765.