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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Hi! We haven't been to Myrtle in a few years. We are coming from Logan, Ohio to North Myrtle. Anyone have any good directions? It looks like mapquest takes us the normal way to 77S to 52 to 220 to Asheboro then we seem to go on little 15-40mi jogs on different roads after that(ie. Highway 9 to Edward B Cottingham Blvd to Broad St, etc). We like to take the shortest, easiest route. :lol:

Thanks for the info!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Your directions are on target to Winston Salem.
New wrinkle this year.
As summer goes on and more people use it we'll have more info.

Stay on Rt 52 / I 74. Past I 40 exits. Another mile or so should be exit for RT 311. Runs diagonal over to Rt 220/ I 74 below Ashboro. By passes Greensboro cutting off several miles.

RT 220 / I 74 runs you into Rockingham. Merge with RT 1 for maybe a mile to RT 74.

East on RT 74 to Chadbourne. Rts 410 and 701 to RT 9.

RT 9 runs into Cherry Grove.
(Cottingham and Broad St doesn't ring a bell).
There is a Robert Edge and a Main Street.

Before Cherry Grove in Little River. RT 31 south for a couple miles. Robert Edge is access Road over to RT17.
Straight through light at 17 is Main Street in Ocean Drive section of NMB.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:36 am 
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someone posted directions last year that worked well for us.. this is the way we come, if you use the w.va turnpike.

Directions to Myrtle Beach
1. Rt 35 to I 64 E/I 77S

2. take WV turnpike & follow I 77 to NC state line (about 1 hr.48 min.

3. slight left onto I 74 E- Mt. Airy/Winston Salem will turn into US 52 S.
About 13 min.
Continue onto S Andy Griffith pkwy
Continue onto U.S. 52 S.
About 35 min.
4. take Exit 107A to merge onto I 40 E/US 311 toward Greensboro/Highpoint
About 2 min.
5. Slight right onto US 311 S. ( Signs for Highpoint)
About 22 min.
6.Take the exit towards Cedar Square Rd.
Turn right onto cedar square rd
About 1 min.

Turn left onto US 311 S.
About 9 min.
7. Turn right to merge onto I 73 S/I 74 E/ US 220 S toward Ashboro
about 52 min.
continue onto US-220 S
about 10 min.
8. 220 S turns into US I
Stay on it for 11 miles..(2 lane hywy)
9.Turn left onto Rt. 9 W. towards Bennetsville.

10.Take Rt. 38 S. to Bennetsville.

11. Stay on Rt 38 S. til it turns into US 501 S.
Continue on US 501 S
Exit onto RT.22 veterans hywy.
Go the following way to exit at walmart, (or follow veterans hyway to the end, at kings hywy.)

13. Exit onto Rt 31

14. EXit onto Grissom pkwy.

15. Exit onto Rt 17- Sams & Walmart.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:49 am 
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I agree with POP2748 regarding it being the likely quickest and easiest way to NMB. I little quicker in my opinion would be jumping off 74 outside of Laurenburg (before Chadbourne) and taking 501 to 130 to 904 to Tabor City and jumping on 701 to get to 9. Its a fairly straight shot, but be sure to consult a map on this first, as there are a few turns along the way. This is the fastest I've found, just not necessarily the easiest.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:09 am 
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Thanks for the directions! They worked wonderfully.

Tammie


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:25 am 
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Are these directions still the best? I know how things can change from year to year! We will be coming from Xenia, OH (Dayton area) going to Cherry Grove next weekend.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:44 am 
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Should be cleaned up by next week but you never know. I 77 near Bluefield. Major rock slide this week. Not sure how the detours are working or which direction is being made to do what. The first day I heard traffic was being routed off the interstate and over to RT 460 for a few miles. If I see an update I'll get back to ya.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Please keep us posted.. Were leaving for Florida on Wednesday morning and would love to know what were in store for.. Thanks.. John

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:15 pm 
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If you search for interstate 77 rockslide, you can see the progress of the cleanup. I've been watching it and its all northbound and there is a detour. Hoping by the 6th when we are NB on 77 it will be clear.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Here's the latest:

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:56 pm | Updated: 5:21 pm, Mon Mar 25, 2013.

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Transportation says the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 near the West Virginia-Virginia border might not reopen until Wednesday.

The department said Monday that wet and wintry weather is hampering efforts to clean up a rock slide and stabilize the hillside.

The department says it's not safe for crews to work at night. The work is being done only during daylight hours.

The slide occurred March 20 at mile marker 3 in the Bluefield area.

To prevent more slides, crews are pushing any loose hanging rock down the hillside with heavy equipment. Rock and debris are being hauled to a dump site along the interstate.

Traffic is being rerouted onto U.S. 460 in Princeton, where the highway reconnects with the interstate.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:55 am 
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Yep, when we drove past it on wenesday the 27th it was still closed... I think it reopened later in the day.. Oh.. and slow it down in Virginia, troopers like to pull over 2 cars at a time.. The guy behind me was on my :bootyshake: , so i moved over to let him by... I was doing 81 in a 70 and it was my 40th birthday, so i thought he might let me go with a warning :lol: :lol: :lol: .. Instead, 30 min later he comes back to the car and says, " sir, you know in virginia anything over 80 is reckless operation :shock: , but i will drop it to 80 and cut you a break :roll: ... Thanks buddy.....

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