This afternoon there was some sort of accident up the hill immediately east of the east entrance. I couldn't see that far for specifics, but there were many flashing lights from emergency vehicles.
Here's a thought - once the apartments on SH71 are built just west of our east entrance, turning left out of the east entrance of S.O. will become more difficult as there will be another source of cars below the "last" light farther up the hill. In other words, NOW we get a pulse as that light goes red. But once the apartments are in, the flow should be more intense and less pulsed.
Also by then, with more stores in the mall, when the flow is stopped by the red light on 71, that will give a green light for traffic from the mall to come east.
Anyway you look at it, more traffic is in our future.