Construction has closed U.S. 33 over Interstate 270 as that interchange gets a multimillion dollar makeover.
Pink Door Associate Cindy Werhan says, “With the closings, I am going to have to take a totally different route to work.”
The barrels are out and the big orange signs are posted. Many motorists must take detours when coming and going from this area.
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Werhan will find a new way home, but some of her customers at the Pink Door Consignment Store will also have to navigate around this construction.
Werhan explains, “So far today, we are slower than we have been in the past. I just checked out daily log and it’s about a quarter of what we typically do at this time.”
It is too soon to say if this will be the new normal for small businesses during the US 33 and I-270 interchange construction. Werhan says, “We have to give it a couple weeks so we’ll see.”
A few doors down at the Framing Center, Winter Ward has already noticed the impact of the detours.
Ward says, “We do a lot of work for the Marysville crowd out that way and already today we have had clients come in asking how they are going to get home.”
The Framing Center is passing out brochures, helping customers navigate this mess. Construction could mean a long four months for these small businesses. They hope construction doesn’t detour people away from their businesses.