Flowers will bloom on US 501 this spring to commemorate Myrtle Beach’s birthday

mprabhu@thesunnews.comDecember 26, 2013 

This spring, drivers along U.S. 501 in Myrtle Beach will see a reminder of the city’s 75th birthday when more than 8,000 flowers bloom.

Staff members from the city’s parks division planted 7,500 daffodil bulbs and 750 day lilies in four areas of the median on U.S. 501 near Third Avenue South last week.

“As apart of the 75th anniversary, we thought it would be nice to have an annual reminder of the city’s birthday in the spring,” said city spokesman Mark Kruea.

The city celebrated its 75th birthday in March.

“[U.S.] 501 is one of the main entrance points to the city, and hopefully the median will look attractive in the spring,” he said. “And with Third Avenue South itself getting a makeover, that will be a nice focal point.”

The city has been making improvements to Third Avenue South, including widening the road, installing pedestrian crosswalks and putting utility wires underground.

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