A key reality of traffic situation is worth noting, that traffic problems near the existing Walmart do not result from the Abingdon Walmart alone. Constant Friendship Boulevard was predicted to be a traffic nightmare back in the late 1980s before it even had a name, but when a major shopping complex was proposed off Tollgate Road in the area. The project was first envisioned as an "outlet mall," a vision that would eventually fade, even as the territory gave rise to half a dozen major retailers, as well as smaller businesses, restaurants, a Cineplex and a miniature golf and arcade operation. For these businesses to be successful, thousands of cars must get into and out of the area, and the only way to do that is through the intersection of Tollgate Road and Constant Friendship Boulevard. Regardless of what happens to the Abingdon Walmart (and there's every reason to believe it will close when the new one opens) that area will remain congested, even as existing traffic problems in the Plumtree area where the new Walmart is going will get worse. All the traffic at Constant Friendship and Tollgate, however, will not end up snarling the roadways around the new Walmart.