Myrtle Beach area back gate intersection work slowed after issue with steel girder

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 18, 2013 

— Steel girders that were set to be placed overnight Tuesday for the south bound bridge of the overpass at U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 were not put in place, said Lisa Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman.

The girder was put in place for a couple hours and then removed and the intersection at the back gate was restored.

“The proposed engineer method didn’t work to allow for the final connection of the girder and for safety reasons was taken down,” Bourcier said in an email early Wednesday. “The contractors are meeting this morning to discuss what will happen next.”

The work was set to be done Tuesday and Wednesday nights, but now it is unclear when that might happen.

When the work is rescheduled, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on U.S. 17 Bypass, but no left turns will be allowed from U.S. 17 Bypass. Motorists traveling on S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway 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 U.S. 17 Bypass.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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