Perhaps I have been living under a rock these past few months or maybe it's because I haven't traveled to Fall River lately, but I'm just now noticing the new improvement made to the SouthCoast Marketplace.

Since the day the plaza opened up, it's been an absolute zoo (in the best possible way), and trying to navigate in and out of the area was a stressful mess. Traffic was backed up severely at both the entrance and the exit, sometimes even spilling over onto Route 24 as you're approaching the exit 18 offramp to head onto William S. Canning Boulevard.

The lights were quick, but it wasn't enough to relieve the traffic that was constantly backed up at the intersection of Amity Street and the Boulevard. If you were in the right lane and weren't turning right, you were holding the line up for those who were trying to enter the plaza – first world problems, I know – even though it's perfectly normal to go straight when the light turns green.

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Thankfully, the problem has been solved and whoever the engineer is who created the new entrance into the SouthCoast Marketplace is an absolute genius (shown below):

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Now, obviously, you'll have to wait if the people in front of you are all going straight, but it allows a bit more breathing room for anyone just trying to get to Market Basket or Kappy's Liquors.

Listen, when it comes to the simple things in life, something as small as a new entrance into a busy area is a pretty big deal to me, and I'm sure I'm not alone on this.

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