Outfall work closes intersection of Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach

02/03/2014 6:04 PM

02/03/2014 6:04 PM

Crews closed the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach on Monday to allow work to be done on the ocean outfall project.

The intersection is expected to be closed the entire month of February.

Drivers who hope to turn onto Main Street from Ocean Boulevard will not be able to and detours are set up to alleviate confusion.

Detours will be at First Avenue North and First Avenue South

People still will be able to access businesses located on Ocean Boulevard.

The 84-inch pipe will connect to an ocean outfall structure being constructed underground within the horseshoe at Main Street and travel about 1,200 feet offshore where stormwater collected from the storm water basin will be released.

The Main Street outfall will be the city’s fifth project to replace outfall pipes that were put in decades ago. The old pipes rest on top of the sand for the most part and potentially drain bacteria into the swim zone.

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