April 20, 2012 Cardiff news By Rhys David Williams
Traders at Cardiff’s indoor market say they have been badly hit by the closure of a busy city centre street, with takings down by as much as 40 per cent.
Resurfacing work and installation of bollards mean Westgate Street was partially closed on Monday, forcing drivers to divert and bus services to re-route.
The roadworks are due to last until April 30 and are being carried out as part of preparations for the 11 Olympic football matches to be played at the Millennium Stadium.
But unhappy market stallholders have said the works had severely hit their profits. Alan Griffiths, chairman of Cardiff Market Traders’ Association, said takings were down by around a third.
He said: “It’s hard to say exactly how badly it’s affected the trade as it’s only been a couple of days, but I would say it’s dropped buy as much as 30 to 40 per cent.
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