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Pay attention to a detour on Ocean Boulevard as the iconic Skywheel is dismantled in preparation for its upgrade

A crane arrives today to begin dismantling the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel for its upcoming makeover!  The SkyWheel is preparing to celebrate its 10th birthday with an upgrade.  Removing the gondolas and disassembling the wheel is expected to take about three weeks, with the crane positioned in the northbound lane of Ocean Boulevard.  Traffic on the boulevard will be detoured to 14th Avenue North, Withers Alley and Mr. Joe White Avenue during daytime hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  At night, two-way traffic will be allowed on Ocean Boulevard, using only the western and center lanes.  See the attached diagram for more information about the daytime closure and detours.