Steel girder installation at Myrtle Beach’s back gate set for this week, lane closures expected

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 3, 2014 

Steel girders for the northbound bridge of U.S. 17 Bypass at Myrtle Beach’s back gate will be set into place Monday night, said Lisa Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman.

The work is set to begin at 10 p.m. Monday and conclude at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Weather permitting, work will resume at 10 p.m. Tuesday and end at 6 a.m. Wednesday. There will also be limited lane closures on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

During the work, 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 at the intersection of S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway, Bourcier said. 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 U.S. 17 Bypass.

The recommended access for southbound U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the U.S. 17/S.C. 544 Interchange. The recommended access for northbound U.S. 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on S.C. 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/U.S. 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project.

Also there will be limited nighttime lane closures on a portion of the inside northbound lane on U.S. Highway 17 Bypass from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. That work will reduce traffic down to one lane going north bound on a very small section of U.S. 17 Bypass near the construction project.

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