As more areas begin to re-open, we’re expecting a lot of visitors in the Myrtle Beach area for Memorial Day weekend. The City of Myrtle Beach has implemented some new rules and plans to ensure that everyone keeps moving and has a safe and fun weekend.
City of Myrtle Beach Traffic Management Plan
The City of Myrtle Beach has developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan for the Memorial Day Weekend with the goal of ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians, enhanced emergency response times and prevent gridlock. This plan has three parts:
- Part One: Traffic control devices have been staged at various intersections across the city. In the event that a roadway becomes heavily congested and the traffic demands exceed the roadway capacity, a team of officers have been identified to utilize the staged traffic control devices to divert traffic to a less congested area.
- Part Two: South Carolina Highway Patrol will be monitoring eight intersections at key points throughout the city during peak travel times. Their role will be to direct traffic and control the intersection to ensure traffic is moving, and the intersection does not become congested.
- Part Three: Beginning Friday, May 22nd at 6 a.m., motorists will be allowed to travel southbound only on Ocean Blvd. The northbound lane will be for emergency vehicles only. Pedestrian barricades have been placed along the curb on Ocean Blvd. The barricades will encourage pedestrians to utilize the crosswalks and to prevent pedestrians from walking in the roadway. See mdwtrafficmap.com for additional information.
Golf Cart & Moped Restrictions
Also, Golf carts will be prohibited on Ocean Blvd. south of 29th Ave. N. from 12:01 a.m. Friday until traffic control devices are removed. Mopeds are prohibited from 12:01 Friday morning to 8 a.m. Friday, then from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights until traffic control devices are removed on Monday.
The City of Myrtle Beach has also set up an info line is 843-918-INFO. This line will remain in operation throughout the holiday weekend for those with questions or concerns. For additional information during the weekend, follow the MBPD on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and Visit Myrtle Beach Responsibly.