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Weinbach, Lincoln Ave. closures driving traffic away from business

If you looked inside Honey and Moon Coffee Shop around lunch on Monday you'd see something that owner Jessica Parsons says is unusual. (WFIE) If you looked inside Honey and Moon Coffee Shop around lunch on Monday you'd see something that owner Jessica Parsons says is unusual. (WFIE)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

On Monday, crews closed off the intersection of Weinbach Avenue and Lincoln Avenue to do some work on water mains in the area.

The crews have blocked off the entire intersection and have placed road closed signs about a block down in every direction. The closure isn't just an inconvenience for drivers along Weinbach, it is impacting businesses too.

If you looked inside Honey and Moon Coffee Shop around lunch on Monday you'd see something that owner Jessica Parsons says is unusual.

"If you look around right now we are completely empty in here and it's around lunch time so that's not normal for us," Parsons explained.

Take a look outside and you will see why there may be so many empty seats.

"It looks like we're not open," stated Parsons.

Cones and road closed signs lining South Weinbach Avenue so crews can update water mains along the road.

"We've had a lot of actually sewer issues where we've had to close down for a whole day at a time, sometimes a half a day because of water main breaks and then you know we were on a boil advisory after that, so we've been dealing with some of these issues," Parsons said.

Parsons says she's looking forward to not having to do deal with the boil advisory and the water main breaks that have popped up in the past year, but in the moment the construction is posing a problem for business.

"We would normally have at least five-six people in here, usually with a laptop working, or having a meeting," explained Parsons. "So we're definitely noticing a change."

Parsons says that this closure will be a good test for next year when the city will break ground on a project to shorten South Weinbach Avenue down to three lanes from just south of the Lloyd Expressway to Pollack Avenue. This closure for water main work is expected to continue through next Monday.

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