Aberdeen bypass works have been delayed due to a forecast of heavy rain.
Substantial works were planned for the A944 at South Kingswells this weekend as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project.
Now Transport Scotland has put back the works after Grampian was issued with a yellow weather warning for rain by the Met Office.
A forecaster said: “Rain will turn persistent and occasionally heavy across parts of eastern Scotland, bringing the risk of localised flooding.”
Meanwhile, an amber flood alert has also been issued for the North-east.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) warned of heavy and persistent rain throughout today from late morning.
SEPA warned this may cause “minor” flooding on surface water runoffs and from small watercourses, especially in known trouble spots.
Wet road surfaces and difficult driving conditions are expected.
A contraflow system was due to be in place this weekend and next weekend.
It was to enable drivers on the A944 to use part of the new roundabout and allow the contractor to continue with the construction of the South Kingswells Junction.
The first was set to be in operation from 8pm yesterday until 6am on Monday.
These measures would have allowed the contractor to complete the westbound – Aberdeen to Westhill – tie-ins to the new road.
This means drivers travelling westbound would have been diverted on to the new road and under the new structure at South Kingswells from Monday. Drivers travelling eastbound – Westhill to Aberdeen – would continue to use the existing A944.
Transport Scotland confirmed the delay on social media.
It said: “A944 South Kingswells planned weekend contraflow postponed for safety reasons as heavy rain forecast.”
Further lane closures and contraflows will be required around the area over the coming months.
This is so the contractor can complete the roundabout and fill in the area between the two structures to bring the road surface between the new structures up to the level of the AWPR.
A contraflow is also planned to be in place on the A90 at Charleston from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday. Overnight lane closures are to be in operation from today until Friday for works on the Charleston Junction bridge and a new culvert.