Myrtle Beach Spending $3.7M On Boardwalk's Colorful Makeover

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A beachside boardwalk is getting a colorful makeover in a South Carolina vacation spot.

Myrtle Beach recently began a $3.7 million facelift for the boardwalk that’s popular with tourists and local residents, WBTW-TV reported.

Workers are in replacing the original Southern yellow pine decking, which the city said is nearly 12 years old. The new “wood-look decking” comes in nine colors, and the city said the “linear pattern is adding a visual appeal to the boardwalk surface.”

The work is being done in three phases and is expected to be completed by late summer.

The boardwalk will remain open during the project, but portions will be closed while work is being done, the city said.