Traffic flow surrounding the new Walmart location in Florence is raising concerns for some residents.
Tuesday, the city council approved changes to the proposed traffic design near the store, but not everyone is happy about it.
The city will add a new traffic light and modify an existing one to allow for better traffic flow for customers getting to and from the store.
The new lights will go at the intersection of Cloverdale Road and Wright Drive, where the main entrance to the store is expected to be.
Officials will also adjust the signal at Cox Creek Parkway to allow more traffic onto Cloverdale.
The state has approved the changes, and the project will be paid for by Walmart at no cost to the city.
Coy Bramlett lives just one street down from where the new Walmart will be built. He said the traffic design is hazardous to drivers.
"There's no way that there should be a traffic light. How they got it planned right now so with the future growth of the area it is going to be a traffic nightmare," said Bramlett.
City council members said the traffic problems on Cloverdale Road where the Walmart is expected be are there now.
They feel the changes will help drivers in the long run.
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