timberland portsmouth De Pere roundabout project to close Main Avenue
A few dozen businesses line that portion of the street some whose employees told Action 2 News the construction may affect their customer flow.
“Two months in the summer, is huge. We are very busy in the summer,” says Hayley Ingrum, a stylist at Cost Cutters on Main Avenue. Then she lets out a long sigh and says, “It stinks. It’s just going to be frustration.”
“We will have access open to the businesses. We will put up message boards,” Rakers says. “Obviously there’s going to be an inconvenience to the businesses, but we’re going to do our best to minimize that.”
But Ingrum says such a change in traffic pattern will affect more than just her business.
“Having the road closed, it’s going to affect all of the businesses,” she says. “From the grocery store, from Dunkin’ Donuts, to our salon. And if nobody’s coming into our salon, then our salon’s not making any money, and that makes for a very slow day.”