Construction at Lake Arrowhead Road in Myrtle Beach planned this weekend

03/04/2014 5:00 PM

03/04/2014 5:01 PM

Drivers in the Restaurant Row area of Myrtle Beach are encouraged to look for other routes near the intersection with Lake Arrowhead Road beginning Friday.

The contractor installing a 36-inch sewer force main on U.S. 17 through Restaurant Row will dig across the Lake Arrowhead Road intersection beginning Friday evening, with work expected to last until Sunday night.

Drivers heading south on U.S. 17 will not be able to turn left on to Lake Arrowhead Road and drivers will not be able to turn left from Lake Arrowhead road onto U.S. 17, city spokesman Mark Kruea said.

“But if you’re heading northbound, you will be able to turn right on to Lake Arrowhead, and from Lake Arrowhead, you’ll be able to turn right heading northbound [on U.S. 17],” he said.

For about a month, the two inside lanes of U.S. 17 southbound, as well as the median, have been closed at night from Chestnut Road to the U.S. 17 split with Kings Highway.

The entire project, which costs about $2.9 million, is replacing a 30-inch line that is 30 years old.

Construction originally was scheduled to begin Tuesday night, but the S.C. Department of Transportation halted construction due to rainy weather.

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