To the Tent:
Take the 17 Bypass north to Mr. Joe White Ave (10th) and over to 9th Ave. Park at First United Methodist Church – 901 N. Kings Hwy
The traffic loop is set to be in operation nightly from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the holiday weekend. For four hours each night, traffic is directed from Ocean Boulevard as it yawns out of the city limits and returns back to the city at the end of the loop.
“There is no getting on or off Ocean Boulevard. The only way to get on Ocean Boulevard is 29th Avenue North,” Crosby said running his finger on the map along the loop route. “And, if you get on here at 29th Avenue North, the first opportunity you have to get out is here at Dick Scobee at Forestbrook.”
With the beginning of the loop tagged at 29th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, there’s about 13 miles until the first chance to exit the loop at Dick Scobee Drive. Other exit points include about six miles later on S.C. 31 and again at U.S. 17 North Bypass.
The loop route is 29th Avenue North at Ocean Boulevard, south to Kings Highway after the Springmaid Beach area, west on Harrelson Boulevard, over the Intracoastal Waterway, north on Waccamaw Boulevard at Bob Evans Family Restaurant, Dick Scobee Drive near Forestbrook Road, north on S.C. 31 to Robert Grissom Parkway and back in the city of Myrtle Beach at U.S. 17 Bypass. The loop continues with traffic shooting to 29th Avenue North from the bypass.
Crosby said there will be city ambassadors roaming the boulevard to answer questions and give directions during the weekend.
The police department has also made information cards and pamphlets to be handed out on the streets, the airport and in hotels. Crosby said the city will be manning a hotline for anyone with a question or concern. The hotline number is 843-918 INFO (4636).
Crosby said www.beachbikeweek.info contains information about the city’s ordinances and plans for the weekend.