Drivers warned of traffic concerns at Back gate, U.S. 501 and S.C. 707 Tuesday

jrodriguez@thesunnews.comDecember 17, 2013 

Glen McLaughlin took this photo of a crane in the rain at the ba

Glen McLaughlin took this photo of a crane in the rain at the back gate construction project.


Traffic near U.S. 501 and South Third Avenue, at Highway 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 as well as the S.C. 707 and Moss Creek Road intersection will all be impacted by some kind of construction Tuesday.

There will be minor flagging around 8 p.m. Tuesday on S.C. 707 near Moss Creek Road to remove some of the vegetation debris from the side of the road, according to a press release from the county. This should only last a couple of hours and through traffic will be maintained, the release states.

Steel girders for the south bound bridge will be set over the Highway 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 intersection starting Tuesday 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and continuing the same hours Wednesday evening, according to the county.

During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on Highway 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from Highway 17 Bypass at the intersection of S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkways, according to the county. Motorists traveling on S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway onto Highway 17 Bypass, the county has said.

Also in the county, pipe installation will continue Tuesday night as part of the S.C. Department of Transportation’s project on Third Avenue South, according to a release from the city of Myrtle Beach. Traffic will be allowed to exit from Third Avenue South onto U.S. 501 during the road closure hours, which are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., but traffic will not be allowed from U.S. 501 onto Third South during these periods, according to the city’s release..

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