The owner of a caravan park says his business will be destroyed if a bypass is built on the route that's currently proposed. Trevor Bebb says the road around Newtown in mid-Wales would cut straight through his site.
The Welsh Government says the new route would improve safety and journey times, as Kevin Ashford reports.
Local businesses and visitors to Newtown will benefit from new opportunities the creation of a bypass will bring to the area, according to the Montgomeryshire AM.
Russell George was speaking ahead of a public meeting later, where the plans for the bypass will be displayed.
It's hoped the creation of the bypass will relieve congestion problems on the A483 and A489:
Residents and businesses in and around Newtown are being urged to attend a public exhibition later on plans for a bypass in the town.
It's hoped the developments will relieve congestion on the A483 and A489, but the public will be given the opportunity to voice any concerns.
Some of those opposed to the bypass are the owners of a caravan park that risks being cut in two by it. Trevor and Patricia Bebb believe the current plans will lead to the closure of their business:
Police are appealing for information to help locate a 23 year old man missing from Newtown.
Richard Dwayne Hawkins was last seen at 10.15pm on Sunday evening. His family say they have had no contact with him since.
He is described as approximately 5ft 11in tall, with a large round burn scar on the top of his right hand. He is clean shaven, with fair short hair.
Police urge anyone with information to contact them in Newtown on 101.
A man believed to be a 21-year-old male from the Welshpool area has died in a two-vehicle collision on the A483 between Newtown and Berriew.
His family have been informed.
The accident happened at around 10pm last night.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a green Peugeot 206 and a blue Kia travelling on the road at the time of the crash to contact them.
Elkay Electrical in Newtown is to close by the end of the year with up to 40 jobs being lost.
The Welsh Government says senior managers of the company declined an offer to discuss further potential avenues of support, in a bid to try and save the facility.
Montgomeryshire AM, Russell George said, "I am extremely saddened to hear the confirmation of the closure of Elkay Electrical; this is devastating news for everyone affected. This will be a particular blow to the community and on the run-in to Christmas, really doesn’t come at a worse time."
Staff are understood to have been issued with redundancy notices .
The contractor to build the Newtown bypass has been announced. Alun Griffith Contractors Ltd will build the 5.6km road around the mid Wales town.
The Welsh Government say the new road will help to "improve safety, reduce congestion and improve journey times around the town."
Newtown has suffered with congestion for many years, especially during summer months with holidaymakers travelling through the area.
Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, said that the web is vital for businesses in rural towns such as Newtown.
Website success has meant that Darren Jones and his wife have expanded their villa rental business. They started it as a sideline, when they both had full-time jobs, in 2005. Since then they've been able to buy two more villas and it continues to grow.
Research looking at the levels of business usage of the internet has named Newtown in Powys as one of the most successful town in the UK. Google has created the eTowns Awards to recognise towns whose businesses are most actively embracing the web.
Last year saw the roll out next generation broadband to the area, and since then tech-savy small businesses have taken advantage of the growth opportunities that the web can provide.