A main road through Newtown will be closed for five days next week while work is carried out to install underground low voltage cables.

The road closure on the A4811 New Road will be in place from 9am to 4pm from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14.

Powys County Council said that the work, which will be carried out by utilities company Network Plus, will also include replacing four wooden poles.

The official diversion is more than three miles, taking drivers from the Lidl traffic lights, up to the Newtown bypass and along to the Kerry roundabout before joining Kerry Road to return to the town at the McDonalds traffic lights.

The diversion will also apply in reverse.

Powys County Council said that access for New Road residents will be maintained.