IT’S ‘business as usual’ for most Lyme Regis traders, despite disruption on town centre roads this week.
Bridge Street is currently closed to traffic to allow building work to be carried out on the Guildhall and buildings opposite. The work includes repairing overhanging windows which have been damaged by large vehicles navigating the narrow bend in recent months.
Pedestrian access is still open and, although some traders have opted to take their usual January break, many businesses are saying they are still open as usual.
The work is expected to be completed by January 17.
There has also been some disruption in Broad Street this week, with areas of the main high street being dug up for electrical work. However, this road remains open to both vehicles and pedestrians, with temporary traffic lights assisting with flow of traffic.
The closure in Bridge Street is affecting local bus services, with First Bus diverting the X51/X53 services in and out of Lyme Regis via Uplyme and Yawl until February 14. This later date is said to be due to a number of future closures in the Bridge Street/Church Street area.
Buses in both directions will call at the temporary bus stop outside Langmoor Gardens for the duration of the closures.
Buses will be unable to serve the following bus stops for the duration of the closure: Lyme Regis Post Office, Lyme Square, Anning Road, Football Club, Timberhill/Frosts Corner, Lyme Golf Club and Fernhill Hotel.
The 71 town bus service has also been affected, with a temporary timetable available by clicking here.