Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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1.   Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached.    

2.   The updated Events list is online at

3.   Looking ahead, the 21st annual Myrtle Beach Marathon is Saturday, March 3.  Drivers should plan ahead and allow extra time to get to their destinations.  Hotels should advise their guests to park west of Ocean Boulevard on Friday, March 2.  Due to the marathon, vehicles will not easily be able to cross Ocean Boulevard during the race hours on Saturday morning.  See the course map at   Remember that US 17 (commonly call “the bypass”) is not part of the marathon course.  Use US 17 for north/south travel on Saturday.  The marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, March 3. 

  • Plan ahead for travel on Saturday and allow extra time to get to your destination.
  • Motorists should avoid the intersections of 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway and 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway.
  • Anticipate heavy congestion in the Grand Dunes Boulevard and Kings Highway area.
  • Northbound traffic on Ocean Boulevard is only available for race participants.

4.   Parking meters and pay stations return to areas east of Kings Highway on Thursday, March 1.  The pay-to-park season runs from March 1 through October 31.   For more information, visit

5.   Work continues on the Thunderbolt Park trailhead and outdoor classroom near The Market Common, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the WeekThe city has converted a building left over from the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and equipped it with restrooms and a water fountain. The structure overlooks the lake and will serve as the southern trailhead for the Grand Park multipurpose path.  An outdoor classroom enjoys a view of the lake’s outfall.  Work on the project will be finished by June. 

6.   Did you know…  That the City of Myrtle Beach has invested more than $74.2 million in stormwater management projects in the past 23 years?  From 1995 to present, the city completed nearly 100 drainage, flooding and water quality projects.  The work included four deepwater ocean outfalls at a cost of $37.5 million and dozens of regional and neighborhood stormwater management projects. 

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