I know things are never simple, but surely this work on Micklegate must have been planned in some way? Firstly - the Road is NOT Closed contrary to the signs at Micklegate Bar which state that it is. There are through turn-offs down Priory Street and Trinity Lane. Secondly - there has been no activity on these 'Road Works' all week!!
The significant loss of custom for businesses on this street looks set to continue for quite some time without any planning or foresight and without due care for the businesses on the street.. That can only be put down to sheer incompetence or pure maliciousness.