Glenns Bay Road construction to shift lanes this weekend

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Horry County leaders met with SCDOT Wednesday to get an update on the Glenns Bay Road interchange project, which includes widening the road and a new overpass on the U.S. Highway 17 Bypass. The project is underway at the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and Glenn’s Bay Rd./Holmestown Rd.

Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, crews will switch the southbound lanes on the bypass to new temporary ramps. That switch in itself will last about a year. Although most of the major work will take place at night, you may come across delays at other times.

“During construction activities, if you can avoid the area, we encourage you to take alternate routes just to avoid congestion during these work zone areas,” said Leah Quattlebaum, SCDOT Regional Production Engineer

SCDOT says work on the project will end in the summer of 2018 – a few months later than originally planned. Horry County Council member Gary Loftus said it’s worth the wait.

“To put it in perspective, I started working at Coastal when 544 was started, brilliant timing right, and I don’t remember any long delays I’m sure we had maybe 15-20 minutes at the most, and now that it’s done, nobody remembers the construction because it’s so nice,” Loftus explained.

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