Part of a busy commuter route is to shut for work on Aberdeen’s new bypass.
Over the weekend the B979 Netherley road will close between New Mains of Ury and Glenury Road in Stonehaven for three nights.
The measures on the route, which runs from Stonehaven to Maryculter, will be in force each night on Friday through to Sunday from 8pm, with the road reopening at 6am.
Installation of telecommunication ducting across the B979 and surfacing works has led to the closure.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “This coming weekend will see the temporary closure of the B979 between the AWPR/B-T project offices and Glenury Road at Stonehaven.
“This road is a well-used commuter route and the contractor has timed this closure to minimise the impact it may have on road users.”
Diversions are set to be in place while the work is carried out. Road users heading north from Stonehaven are being advised they should travel via the B979 David Street, Allardice Street, A957 Bridgefield, Dunnottar Avenue up to Glasslaw Junction. They should then turn right on to the A92 Coast Road, which leads to the A90.
Road users heading south on the B979 into Stonehaven are being advised they should travel via the B979 to New Mains of Ury before turning left to join the A90 heading north towards Aberdeen.
They should then leave the A90 at the Newtonhill flyover junction and re-join the A90 heading south, which will allow them to exit at Glasslaw junction back into Stonehaven, where the A90 meets the A92 (the Coast Road). There will be no access to the new southbound slip road to the A90 from the B979 at Mains of Ury.
A contraflow, which has been in place on the A90 since March 2017, will stay in place while these works are underway.
Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists, who will be asked to dismount.