by Patrick Dowling, NMB Public Information Manager
The East Coast Greenway bicycle path between Par Avenue and Links Drive on Water Tower Road is nearing completion. The path follows the spine circle in Barefoot.
This greenway near Barefoot will evenutally connect to an Horry County Trail section in Carolina Forest to the South and to Little River and beyond to the North. This is part of a regional trail. See map (right) of the South Carolina section.
The North Myrtle Beach City contractor will begin installing the concrete drainage channels next week. It should take about two weeks to complete. It will take another week to go through restoration and punch list items, which should mean full completion of this segment in the second or third week of June.
In South Carolina, the East Coast Greenway stays near the coast throught the state's low country, bringing travelers through Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort to the Georgia border. Completed trails furthest north include the Barefoot Resort section of the North Myrtle Beach Trail, the Harrelson Boulevard trail, and Grissom Parkways Trails in Myrtle Beach.
Continuing south, three segments of the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway are coming together to offer safe travel through Georgetown County. The route continues on road to Mount Pleasant, where a separated bike/ped path on the Ravenel Bridge leads travelers to Charleston's West Ashley Greenway.
The East Coast Greenway Alliance works closely with agencies, municipalities, and organizations throughout the state to get trail on the ground and find solutions to help progress accelerate.
How to get involved:
Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance. As a member, you'll receive monthly news and features about the Greenway and its development.