Congested traffic in the Corridor G area has long been a problem, especially during the holiday season.
South Charleston city officials said a way to alleviate the traffic is still very much needed.
Bob Anderson, business recruiter for the city, said he hopes the state will move forward with the plan for the access road.
THF Realty, which owns the Shoppes at Trace Fork, hire police officers to direct traffic when it gets congested, but it's still backed up much of the time, Anderson said. He hopes that something can be done to fix the traffic problems so it does not become a deterrent to people frequenting the businesses at Corridor G.
"We're hoping that DOT will move ahead steadily in the year starting that road," Anderson said.
Mayor Frank Mullens said the holiday season is the most congested time for traffic near Corridor G. During other times like spring break vacations, traffic also becomes a problem, he said.
"There's always a lot of traffic in that area, which is a good thing, but we need to have a better transportation system to get them in and out," Mullens said.
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