New app to let drivers monitor traffic during Bikefest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A new app will let drivers monitor traffic conditions during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest on the South Carolina coast this Memorial Day weekend.

Officials tell local media outlets that the app will allow motorists to check on traffic, especially from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. during the weekend when a one-way, 23-mile traffic loop will be in effect.

The loop is part of a safety plan that law enforcement is putting into place after violence during the weekend left three dead last year.

Both Myrtle Beach and Horry County have launched special Bikefest pages on their government websites.

Horry County Bike Weeks page: http://horrycounty.org/BikeWeeks.aspx

Myrtle Beach Bikefest page: http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/bikefest.html