Businesses along St. Mary's Strip are seeking financial help from the city as a result of roadwork that's keeping customers away. The ongoing construction on St. Mary's started in May of last year. After some delays, it's now expected to be finished by the end of next summer. Members of the St. Mary's Business Owners Association say some of them have suffered up to a 30-percent loss of revenue. The City Manager has reportedly approved 400-thousand-dollars for a Construction Mitigation Program to be considered by City Council in January.