Businesses along a busy stretch of road in Mishawaka say the new sewer construction project is costing them thousands of dollars a day.
Lincolnway West has been closed since Monday between Ironwood and Logan.
During the 3-week-long project, several business owners say they were promised at least one lane of traffic would be open each way.
That is not the case.
The road is completely closed to traffic from Meridian to Carlton.
It's unusually quiet inside the Auto Clinic located along Lincolnway West in Mishawaka. Owner Eric Sanders finds himself twiddling his thumbs instead of answering his phone, which normally rings 15 to 30 times an hour.
But there is plenty of noise right outside, coming from construction crews working to rehab the sewer system.
"I lose between $3,000 to $5,000 a week by this closure," says Sanders. He says 16,000 cars normally travel Lincolnway West each day, and he says over 80 percent of his business is walk-in customers.