GLOSSOPIANS are being reminded by a local councillor that a busy route into the town will close for a fortnight while United Utilities works on the sewers below it.
Victoria Street is currently shut to traffic between Howard Town Mill and Collier Street and is due to remain closed until 20th January.
County Councillor Damien Greenhalgh warns “This road closure is causing traffic congestion during rush hour and significant disruption to bus services.”
“The 69 and 390 bus services are being diverted down the High Street and then via Primrose Lane and those wanting to use the 61 service are having to take a shuttle bus between Henry St and Whitfield where the service is running from for the duration of the works.”
“Passengers I spoke with on the first day of the closure (Monday 6th) are already saying services are already running significantly late.”
Cllr Greenhalgh went on add “Water companies usually provide funding in advance of their works to enable public transport providers to put on additional services on to compensate for the disruption. On this occasion United Utilities has decided not to do this, this is very disappointing”.