MORE angry traders have complained about the roadworks in Milnsbridge.
And this time, they are not even in the village.
Traders in Paddock are the latest to complain about a diversion set up to avoid the bridge on Market Street, Milnsbridge – which is undergoing strengthening.
Shops just over a mile away on Market Street, Paddock, claim that the heavy traffic is killing their daily trade.
Hundreds of vehicles are being diverted from Milnsbridge through Paddock and Longroyd Bridge.
Michele Oliver and Paula Reilly, of Tastebuds sandwich shop, both said that the morning traffic is lasting over an hour, which is drastically hurting their breakfast trade.
Michele said: “Honestly it is just awful, there is absolutely nowhere for anyone to park.
“The traffic is horrendous and people are starting to get annoyed with one another while waiting in the queues, especially on that first Monday.
“Our busiest time is probably early morning but with huge queues, nobody wants to risk getting out of their car and having to get back in the tailbacks.
“Business has been really affected.”
Paula drives to the sandwich shop each day. She added: “Now people know about the diversion and the traffic, they will start avoiding the spot all together.
“That is equally as damaging to business.It is painful sitting in that traffic, I do it every day and it really is dreadful.”
Charlotte Lucks is a junior stylist at Halo, a hair and beauty salon based on Market Street.
She said: “This traffic diversion is causing huge problems as a business.
“Customers are getting stuck in the long queues and arriving late. It is really not their fault but those who are not late are getting messed around as we try and fit other people in, and often leave.