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Fred Nash Boulevard in Myrtle Beach is open; other improvements may cause delays

A portion of Fred Nash Boulevard, between Farrow Parkway and Emory Road, that was closed for construction reopened to traffic Monday.
A portion of Fred Nash Boulevard, between Farrow Parkway and Emory Road, that was closed for construction reopened to traffic Monday. jlee@thesunnews.com

Fred Nash Boulevard at Farrow Parkway has reopened to traffic.

The road was closed Dec. 3 from Farrow Parkway to Emory Road to allow road crews to install underground utilities and construct a traffic circle for a new shopping center anchored by a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The street was scheduled to be closed for three months. It reopened Monday.

“The roadway itself is finished,” said Assistant City Manager Ron Andrews. “Due to the tight schedule to get the road reopened, some other items in the right-of-way such as landscaping, irrigation, street lighting and sidewalks will have to be installed with traffic on the roadway.

“Drivers using this new section may experience some minor delays as a result of getting these improvements installed,” he said.

Fred Nash Boulevard is also scheduled to be repaved in a few weeks, which may create other delays.

Crews continue to dismantle a median cut along U.S. 17 Bypass at the Shetland Lane interchange to permanently close a crossing that has been the site of many wrecks. The Shetland Lane interchange is now a right-in, right-out only turn.

Construction continues on the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, which is being built near the backgate intersection at U.S. 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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