Shoppers excited about Horn Lake Walmart, concerned about traffic

Shoppers excited about Horn Lake Walmart, concerned about traffic

HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) - A new Walmart Supercenter is almost ready to open in Horn Lake, Mississippi.

"All my baby's needs are at Walmart. Everything I like to get him is at Walmart," Jamisia Terrell said.

Terrell is a new mother, and she is ready for the new business to open up in her neighborhood.

"Just excited that it is closer and I don't have to travel too far to get everything I need. It's all going to be convenient and right here by my house," she said.

Walmart is putting the finishing touches on its Horn Lake store which will be located in the 4100 block of Goodman Road. The store will be almost 180,000 square feet and employ nearly 500 workers.

"This building is very unique. It's longer instead of wider," manager Barry Hill said. "Our shelves are longer."

The longer shelves are supposed to make it easier to maneuver around the store, but maneuvering around the area to get inside the store may be more of a challenge.

"It's already a nightmare. It's going to get worse," Elizabeth Petsch said.

Petsch said she plans to shop at the store, but she is worried about how bad traffic is going to get.

Walmart managers are hoping the store will be open by February.

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