Newport Borough Councillor Eric Carter has spoken out about the proposed 12 week closure of Station Road in Newport.
Councillor Carter plans to set up meetings with officers at Telford and Wrekin Council to try to mitigate the closure.
Station Road in Newport is one of the main routes heading out of the town towards Telford and Wolverhampton. The road will be closed for 3 months for sewer works.
Councillor Carter said "This has been dropped on us and that's not good enough. We didn't know this was going to be an issue until a few days ago. There was a lot of ill feeling from the public - quite rightly so. The closure will be a disaster for businesses in the area, and for people who have to go to Telford to work".