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Old 08-14-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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The meeting will be tonight at pooler city hall. They will discuss the I-95/Airways Ave/Pooler Pkwy Interchange study and the alternatives being discussed for improving it.

https://www.wtoc.com/2019/08/14/open...estion-pooler/
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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Man. If only Pooler officials had the brains to think about planning ahead for growth and traffic congestion when they were just letting everything get torn down to build modern american corporate suburbia there. I mean it's not like Pooler is situated next to a growing airport or anything, or next to a huge manufacturing plant with thousands of employees or anything like that.

Now they want to have an open house for a problem they should have anticipated years and years ago during the actual boom period.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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It needs to be a giant flyover going every which a way
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:45 PM
 
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Of the four proposals presented, the only I like most was the plan for the flyover ramp from I-95 to Pooler Pkwy. It may be the costliest, but it will have a long-term benefit and will actually improve traffic flow. As for it making access for pedestrian difficult, I rarely see people walking in the area and if they are, its usually from the hotels to the outlet mall.


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While not yet complete, Mark Wilkes, Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization project manager, said the study has narrowed down the potential options to four.
A flyover interchange for cars exiting Interstate 95 onto Pooler Parkway, the most costly option at a projected cost of $44 million, would provide a long term solution to growing traffic demands in the area, would not require widening the bridge, and eliminate left turns in the area, freeing up movement into and out of the airport.
However, this option’s costly and complicated construction could lead to traffic delays and would make it more difficult for pedestrian movement in the area, according to the presentation.
Another option presented on Wednesday was a single-point urban interchange that would have similar disadvantages to the flyover interchange.
At a projected cost of $35.7 million, the interchange would bring fewer traffic conflict points than a diamond interchange and would provide more distance between the I-95 southbound ramp and Mill Creek Circle to the west, an issue highlighted in the study.
At $9.6 million, the least expensive option, Pooler Parkway would be turned into a diverging diamond interchange, similar to Ga. 21′s interchange with I-95.
https://www.savannahnow.com/news/201...cement-options
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Of the four proposals presented, the only I like most was the plan for the flyover ramp from I-95 to Pooler Pkwy. It may be the costliest, but it will have a long-term benefit and will actually improve traffic flow. As for it making access for pedestrian difficult, I rarely see people walking in the area and if they are, its usually from the hotels to the outlet mall.



https://www.savannahnow.com/news/201...cement-options
I have personally walked from one side to the other and it was risky. I’ve seen others do it whilst walking as well as in my car. The number may not be high, but it’s there. There are hotels on the eastern side and therefore there will be pedestrians.
I am all for a flyover, but let’s be considerate of the few pedestrians in the area as well. The car shouldn’t be the only option to get around. Anywhere.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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I have personally walked from one side to the other and it was risky. I’ve seen others do it whilst walking as well as in my car. The number may not be high, but it’s there. There are hotels on the eastern side and therefore there will be pedestrians.
I am all for a flyover, but let’s be considerate of the few pedestrians in the area as well. The car shouldn’t be the only option to get around. Anywhere.
I agree, perhaps a pedestrian bridge can be built over Pooler Pkwy to help people get from the hotels to the outlet mall. Also the existing bridge could be widened to accommodate not only traffic, but pedestrians as well.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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None of the proposals address the issue of the traffic light at Mill Creek. If they went to a right in/right out there it would allow additional traffic to stack and with a light that functions properly at Benton, the overpass would be an excellent solution. That and find a way to connect Tanger out to Highway 80 since there will never be an exit of its own.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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Very good point Wandering. Pooler is not pedestrian friendly and doesn't even have a bus system. They don't create green space or plan. They created a park you literally can't get to, the train car on Pooler. A part of me is thinking cynically why not go with the cheapest option. But I know that's probably not the right answer that would be unfortunate for Pooler. I wish they would start thinking about planning while there is still space left, create trails, walkable options, parks, sensible traffic patterns, etc. I only go to Pooler to the airport but the traffic to get to the airport always seems just fine, never had problems even around Christmas or Thanksgiving even rush hour. It actually seems fine, I am not sure what congestion they are talking about. That interchange... seems fine at rush hour? Then again many here have way more experience there so it will be interesting to hear others' perspectives.
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