TRADIES worked around the clock to get a Gladstone sewer pipeline repaired, but frustrated shoppers on Friday were still waiting for the car park to open.
"It's a pain in the a**e," Paul Walker said of the Toolooa St works. "I had to drive around until someone left."
The Toolooa St car park was fully closed on Wednesday so a section of pipeline could be replaced.
At least one business was flooded with raw sewage when the pipe burst last week.
Gladstone Regional Council engineering services spokesperson Rick Hansen thanked the general public and business owners for showing patience.
"Car park spaces were reduced but considering the circumstances, business operators and their clients have been very understanding with shops open and customers frequenting the complex," he said.
A Harbour City Family Medical Practice manager said he was happy to have the pipe repairs underway.