New Woodstock outlet mall causes I-575 traffic backup

7:48 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- It was more of a shop 'till you stop than shop 'till you drop in Cherokee County this week. The new outlet mall, the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, held a ribbon cutting Thursday. 

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A soft opening Wednesday drew huge crowds and backed up traffic onto nearby Interstate 575. Several emails and messages on social media came through to 11Alive News questioning the traffic layout of the busy area.

The city confirmed they were ordering more traffic lights for the area, but said on an extra busy days they would have turned them off to direct traffic manually. 11Alive's Marc McAfee has been covering the new opening and the city's response. You can follow him on Twitter. 

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