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Construction Is Booming In Pooler

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If you haven't driven down Pooler Parkway recently construction projects dot the land. On Saturday, construction workers were out there hammering away to get projects done.

"There's something going up all the time, at least a sign saying that something is coming soon, so at this very moment there's plenty of things being built," said Pooler resident, Joe Winburn.

The Mayor of Pooler said developers are drawn to the area because the population continues to grow. Some of the buildings in the works include a shopping center known as the Village on Pooler Parkway anchored by Ross and T.J. Maxx. There's also talk of an outlet shopping center.

"I'm starting to feel like 85 percent of the way that its definitely going to be here. When I talk to the developer he's 100 percent sure it's coming but at the same time you want to be a little hesitant because you know the way things can go," said Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb.

There's even a project that might have kids jumping for joy.

"I believe that water park is going to happen in the next one to two years," said Mayor Lamb.

With all these attractions coming soon a Pooler resident said she has mixed emotions.

"We moved here to be sort of out of the busy Abercorn, busy downtown area, but we do like to be able to walk to places at the same time. I just don't want it to get too overcrowded," said Laurie Zalac.

The Mayor said the city is working to make sure traffic doesn't become an issue.

"Trying to improve the on and off ramps at 95. Also we will have to do some things on the Pooler Parkway probably all the way around to Park Ave, the Godley Station area, which will improve the traffic and help it move around," said Mayor Lamb.

One resident said as long as the traffic isn't a problem he'll have a perfect place to entertain the family.

"I have kids and it's great to be able to come a few minutes from home and take them to do whatever we want really," said Winburn.

The Village on Pooler Parkway is expected to be done in 2014.

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