A Tauranga CBD businessman struggling to operate alongside invasive construction is calling for more support after being fenced off from accessing his own shop.

And he has the mayor's support.

Dan Wallace from Electrify NZ said Durham St retailers like him were being "punished" by the Durham St upgrade and a lack of communication from contractors.

Tall fencing blocks access to businesses in Durham St. Photo / Kiri Gillespie
Tall fencing blocks access to businesses in Durham St. Photo / Kiri Gillespie

Wallace arrived at his e-bike store yesterday but found the tall wire fencing used to cordon off the dug-up road had also been used to cordon off the footpath to his shop.

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A sign at Elizabeth St said there was no through access to

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