US 17 lane closures to begin on north end of Myrtle Beach this week

mprabhu@thesunnews.comJanuary 21, 2014 

Work is expected to begin by the end of the week on the final phase of a 36-inch sewer force main replacement beneath U.S. Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach.

The work will close the two inside lanes of U.S. 17 southbound, as well as the median, around Restaurant Row from Chestnut Road to the U.S. 17 split with Kings Highway, according to a press release. Northbound lanes will not be affected.

The speed limit through the entire construction zone, northbound and southbound, will be decreased to 35 miles per hour.

The southbound lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day for about three months, though much of the work will occur at night, Monday through Friday.

The project will cost about $2.9 million and will replace a 30-inch line that is 30 years old, according to the release.

Traffic control devices are being installed Tuesday and Wednesday and work will begin later this week.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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