SOME Mitchell Street traders believe most work on the bus stop and streetscape redevelopment should be done in off-peak times like weekends and nights.
City of Greater Bendigo announced yesterday work on the $3.8 million redevelopment in Bendigo’s CBD will begin on September 29.
Work will mainly be done on Monday through to Saturday, with occasional Sunday work.
Quin's Bluebird owner Norm Quin said he couldn't understand why the council did not choose to undertake construction at night.
“They do major works in Melbourne on Sundays and at night time,” he said.
“Wouldn’t it make sense to do that here as well?”
He said traders were concerned about how disruptive the works would be to their businesses.
“Retailers in the CBD are so frustrated about it,” he said.
“The council officers chat to us but it seems they are still on the wrong track.”
Council presentation and assets director Darren Fuzzard said the council had created several strategies to try and minimise the impact of the construction work.
Construction will cease from December 1 to January 27 and around Easter on the request of traders.
"The reality is that projects of this scale cannot happen without having an impact," Mr Fuzzard said.
"Multiple crews will be used to ensure that a continuous flow of work occurs and disruptions to individual shops are minimised during normal working hours."
They do major works in Melbourne on Sundays and at night time.