More roadworks disruption in Milnsbridge and Lindley
A WORRIED shop owner says roadworks are ruining her business.
Mother-of-three Joanna Graham is exasperated as yet more roadworks are blighting Lindley.
Emergency gas works began on Lidget Street on Monday where Joanna owns children’s shoe shop Milkshake.
She told the Examiner her profits had plunged by 60%.
She said: “We were quite concerned when they decided to do some work on Halifax Road and East Street.
“But now they’ve started digging up Lidget Street and it’s taken away all the parking.
“It’s just horrendous. It’s bad enough with the current climate. We’re struggling to survive at the moment.”
United Utilities’ Gwen Evans said the company were investigating a gas leak on the street.
She said: “Our engineers confirmed an escape and carried out repairs which are now complete. The excavation has been filled in and we will remove the traffic lights.
“As this was an emergency job, there was unfortunately no time to inform people about the work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused but we do not take chances with safety.”
Further up Lidget Street, close to the junction with Thomas Street there is another gas leak where work will start soon.
Work is still on-going on Halifax Road and East Street where trenches have been dug in the road. And the inbound lane from Ainley Top roundabout to East Street is still shut.
Meanwhile a £109,000 project will replace gas works in Milnsbridge this month.