Is this the true cost of the Heworth roundabout work? Traders 'struggling to make ends meet'

Traders fear they could be out of business by the time work at Heworth roundabout finishes.
The project on the Felling Bypass in Gateshead started two weeks ago and since then the A185 Shields Road through Pelaw and the B1426 turn-off into Heworth have been closed.
Gateshead Council says the maintenance work is essential but could take six months to complete.
However businesses in the area, including those off Shields Road, say their takings have plunged significantly because of the road closures and drop in passing trade.
One independent store says it has reported a 90% decrease in sales... read more

 
12 February 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 38
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