Lyons said he’s already dealing with enough challenges during the pandemic and he wants to find a solution. — Olivia Russell (@ORussellNews) April 7, 2021 “For nine weeks, we were shut down over the pandemic. And now, I have major construction going on right in front of my shop,” Lyons said. “And I just don’t understand why we can’t do this in the evenings, on the weekends. We’re closed on the weekends. The parking lot is completely empty and they’re welcome to use it.”
We reached out to the city to learn more about the situation. They said unrelated utility work created even more delays and they plan to follow up with contractors and Lyons to minimize the impact in the future. He said sometimes the delays can be 10 to 15 minutes, just to park, and he worries people won’t want to come back.
Construction for the Town Branch Trail is creating traffic backups on Manchester St. The owner of Detail Lex said the traffic is now affecting access and safety in his parking lot @WKYT pic.twitter.com/Ylg1N3TCOi “It’s a very popular intersection,” Lyons said.
Copyright 2021 WKYT. All rights reserved. The city has a full list of construction updates for the project on its website.
So, for anyone driving through the area, he’s asking that you be careful. Lyons also said there are also safety issues for people and cars in the parking lot and they’ve had some close calls.
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