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City plans new I-20 exit

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City Economic Development Administrator Stuart Clason said the purpose of the new interchange would be two-fold — to facilitate traffic flow and open up more land for commercial businesses, which owners typically prefer to plant in places that are visible from the from the interstate.

“If you have thousands of cars driving by the business on the interstate, then you have thousands of potential customers,” Clason said.

The interchange would also open up access both to the airport and to McDonald Avenue, Clason said, which is zoned for heavy industry.

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