The first signs of construction of a new deepwater ocean outfall project will start Monday in North Myrtle Beach.
The $9.5 million ocean outfall is designed to reduce bacteria in the swim and surf zone as well as inland flooding and beach erosion. It’s the fifth outfall in North Myrtle Beach.
Starting Monday the Horseshoe on Main Street will be closed. When construction is not occurring on the beach, the two sidewalks bordering the Horseshoe will remain open for pedestrians. Golf carts are not allowed.
On Oct. 1, the contractor will begin work on the beach and portions of the beach in front of the Horseshoe will be closed to the public. Walkers should still be able to pass the construction zone on the beach.
In January and February, Ocean Boulevard at Main Street will be closed.
In late April to early may workers will temporarily pave Ocean Boulevard. The road could open in early April, but temperatures likely will not allow paving and the roadway is expected to be gravel.
The Mainstreet Horseshoe will reopen as a gravel lot in late April.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.