A section of a North-east road is to close for five nights while resurfacing work takes place – forcing drivers to take a 20-mile diversion.
The B9031 Fraserburgh to Macduff road will close from its junction at High Street at New Aberdour on Monday.
Aberdeenshire Council has said the closure will allow important pre-surface dressing work to be carried out.
Pedestrian access to the road and vehicle access to properties affected by the closures is to be maintained wherever possible.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “To allow us to carry out necessary pre-surface dressing work, we will be closing the B9031 Fraserburgh to Macduff road, from the junction to High Street, New Aberdour, next Monday for five days. A diversion will be in place throughout.”
A lengthy diversion of about 20 miles has been put in place and alternative routes including the B9031 from Auchmedden Bridge to the unclassified road at Dubford, to the A98 at Fishrie Green, then via the A98 to Low Street and High Street and New Aberdour to Elphin Street.
This is to accommodate the requirement for the diverted roads being of the same class as the closed B9031 in case of heavy goods vehicles taking the diversion.
A council spokesman added: “The diversion is lengthy due to the requirement that a diversion must divert to roads that are the same class as the one that is closed.
“HGVs must be taken account of in any diversion and that is the case with this closure too.
“There may be shorter alternatives routes which are more convenient depending on your journey.”
Another road in Aberdeenshire is also due to close for two days.
The B9170 Blackhall Road in Inverurie will be shut from February 20 to 22.
One lane will be shut off from its junction with the A96 to Blackhall Roundabout.
This is due to utility works being undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council.