Speak Out Editorial - 01/29/15 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Speak Out Editorial - 01/29/15

This April the new Tanger Outlet Mall will open off of I-95. The huge development, an incredible blessing to business in our area, joins The Airport and Gulfstream and Sam's Club and explosive growth on the west side of Chatham County. All of the traffic associated with these enterprises comes together at exit 104. Our question: can that intersection handle it?

Already there are days when the traffic backs up into I-95 and that is an extremely dangerous scenario. Both the state department of transportation and the airport have addressed the problem, with the airport improvements already in place. The department of transportation plan will begin its process this spring. How long will that take?

Somehow we have to do a better job aligning business development and the highways that carry our progress.

In the meantime expect a mess at exit 104 on I-95.

What do you think?

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