Upgrades due for 3rd Avenue South

September 20, 2012 by  

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) recently announced that the project to widen 3rd Avenue South in the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is scheduled to begin this fall. The Department is bound to be using poster printing and flyer printing to let business owners along the busy street know about this, so that they can prepare for the construction.

At a cost of $10 million shared between the SCDOT and the City of Myrtle Beach, the project will involve widening 3rd Avenue South between Highway 501 and Kings Highway and adding a new lane for making left turns at six of the intersections along the route. There will also be improvements to traffic signals, storm drainage, and road pavement, as well as the additions of bike lanes and new sidewalks.

According to SCDOT spokesperson Travis Patrick, because the road is part of hurricane evacuation route for the area, the rebuilding of 3rd Avenue South has been a priority for the Department for many years and the road will undergo a complete makeover. There will also be a great deal of underground utility work that will be carefully planned so as to disrupt local businesses and the city’s utility lines as little as possible.

Rick Walls, owner of a print shop on 3rd Avenue South, speaking for the other businesses along the road, said that everyone was notified about the project some time ago and is looking forward to the results. Not only is it much needed, he added, but new streetscapes and sidewalks will improve the overall look of the area and hopefully attract more customers.