North Augusta ready for exit 5 traffic

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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C (WRDW) -- City leaders in North Augusta say they know traffic near exit 5 and the new Walmart is going to be an issue but they say they have a plan.

“It's a corridor and an interchange that has dramatically changed in the last couple of years,” said interim Planning Director Scott Sterling. “It will continue to do so.”

When the development was first planned a SCDOT study found that it was likely that three intersections in the area would have to be redone. One, at Edgefield Road and Walnut Lane, another on Edgefield Road near the Sonic and the third on Edgefield Road near the SRP Bank.

“There will still be continued monitoring of traffic situations as developments occur,” said Sterling. “Opportunities will continue to present themselves.”

Walmart is expected to open sometime in October. The second intersection would have work done to it after the Walmart is open.

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