Unconfirmed reports suggest that Broughton Street may be scheduled to reopen at the end of this month.
If proposals are adopted, one lane will reopen on 22 February allowing left turns into Broughton Street from York Place. Complete reopening in both directions will take place on 29 February. A clear decision is expected following the next Traffic Management Meeting on Monday 15 February.
In the meantime, local traders' reactions have ranged from stunned gratitutde to slack-jawed disbelief.
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