Construction on University Drive is becoming a problem that's affecting many drivers -- and now -- some business owners.
If you've ever wondered what $3.7-million of hard work looks like, take a look around Northgate. The positive signs of growth have infiltrated University Drive; and they come in all shapes, all sizes, and bring a painfully ear-piercing sound that started out as a headache for some, but have since developed into a migraine that will last for the next two months.
"It started Monday morning, and business is pretty slow right now, a lot slower than last year,” said Robert Rose.
While some roads and routes are closed -- the businesses stuck in the thick of things -- are not. Cycles Etc. happens to be just one business nestled in the epicenter of the Northgate Improvement project.
“The construction gives off the impression that we as a business are also under construction,” Rose added. “It's not good for us, especially when business is slowing down to begin with. We just have to try and direct our customers to other areas of parking and encourage them to come inside.”
“I did see a long line of traffic on University and I saw the orange cones so I didn't even try to park in his lot,” said Cycles Etc. customer Cathy Loving. I just drove around a couple times and ended up parking in the Fed Ex parking lot.”
In the meantime, Rose is adjusting with a positive outlook and a little humor in hopes his customer’s will do the same.
“I’m all for anything that will make the roads a much safer place,” said Loving.
“The adverse effect is temporary and I know it will result in something much better once it’s finished,” said Rose.
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