Highway 501 will come to halt near Carolina Forest as round abouts installed

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On Wednesday, the speed limit will be lowered on Myrtle Ridge Drive and Burning Ridge Road for construction work placing Highway 501 round abouts in the area.

According to Horry County spokesperson Mikayla Moskov, construction will begin on roundabouts, which will require a change in traffic patterns on busy roads off U.S. 501.

During the construction, access around the back of CVS will be temporarily closed for utility and road work. Motorists will be directed to the newly-constructed Middle Ridge Avenue for access to both Walmart and CVS.

According to a Facebook post from Horry County officials, the traffic change may cause delays as others adapt to it. They are asking drivers to “exercise caution and patience” during the transition period.

Signs and pavement markings will be updated, officials said.

Carolina Forest currently has a population approaching 50,000 residents.

Highway 501 is a major route for tourists visiting the City of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. As a principal road, it provides access to the city for travelers coming from various directions.

Highway 501 connects with several other major roads, including Highway 17, which is another popular route for visitors heading to Myrtle Beach.

There currently is no time table set on when the round abouts on Highway 501 will be completed.

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