Memorial Day Weekend

BE SAFE, HAVE FUN AND FOLLOW THE LAW!

Welcome to the Myrtle Beach Police Department website. We want to share information with our community and visitors regarding the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend planning. In the following tabs you will find information related to public safety, traffic diversion and local contact information. Should you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us. We will continue to update this information to include providing maps and additional holiday information as it becomes available. Thank you for visiting!

The City of Myrtle Beach is committed to a safe, friendly environment for our visitors and residents. We want to make sure you are aware of our traffic diversion plan that is changing during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday. Visitors and residents will see a traffic diversion plan on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the holiday weekend. Please see the below points of interest. Should you have any questions, please contact (843) 918-INFO (4636)

    • Pedestrian barricades will be placed along Ocean Blvd from 29th Ave N to 29th Ave S to keep pedestrians safe on the sidewalk.
    • Beginning Friday, May 24th, at 6 am, all traffic on Ocean Boulevard is one way, southbound, from 29th Ave S to 29th Ave N. This traffic plan will conclude on Monday, May 27th at 6 am.
    • Access to Ocean Boulevard begins on Kings Highway at 29th Avenue North, with no access north of that point. Exits from Ocean Boulevard may be permitted at those cross streets with traffic signals on Kings Highway, except from 10pm-2am.
    • Emergency Access lanes are blocked for emergency vehicles only at 16th Ave N, 8th Ave N, 6th Ave S and 17th Ave S.
    • An extended traffic pattern will be implemented from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ONLY if traffic conditions warrant the use of the pattern. Motorist will be permitted to access Ocean Blvd at 29th Ave N and will not be allowed to get off the Blvd.
      • To avoid being in this extended traffic pattern, there are three intersections to remember:
        • 29th ave N and Bypass 17—If you do not wish to travel in the pattern, do not turn east on 29th Ave N.
        • 29th Ave N and Kings Hwy— If you do not wish to travel in the pattern, do not turn east on 29th Ave N.
        • Harrelson and Kings Hwy—All traffic will be diverted west on Kings and motorist will be in this extended pattern. If you do not wish to travel in the pattern, do not travel to Harrelson Blvd and Kings Hwy.

If you are staying along Ocean Blvd, it is recommended that you park on the west side of the Blvd, especially between the hours of 10 pm- 2 am.