A busy north-east road is to close – despite a neighbouring council’s request.
A stretch of the B979, which runs between Westhill and Peterculter, is due to shut for repairs between June 25 and July 6.
The work is due to be carried out by Aberdeenshire Council, however Aberdeen City Council asked that the work be put on hold until after the AWPR was completed.
Councillor Marie Boulton, who represents the Lower Deeside ward, said: “The section of road being closed will cause disruption, ACC roads officers did ask to see if the work could be postponed until the AWPR was open, however they have been advised the work is required to be done now. We hope with advance notice road users will be able to plan alternative routes while the work is carried out.”
Councillor Phillip Bell, also Lower Deeside, said: “Aberdeenshire Council insisted that the work was urgent.
“I don’t know how urgent it is because I haven’t been on that stretch of road recently, but it does seem like further disruption, for something that could be put off until after the AWPR opens.”
A city council spokeswoman said: “The road closure will go ahead following discussions between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council.”
A spokeswoman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The B979 will be closed from the junction with B9119 Carnie Roundabout to the city boundary at Wester Ord between June 25 and July 6.
“This will be for carriageway repairs to be carried out.”
The council has suggested a 22-mile diversion for vehicles during the works via Banchory.
Councillor Taqueer Malik, also of Lower Deeside, said: “This is a road that people use a lot coming in and out of Culter, and it must be urgent if Aberdeenshire Council feel that they have to do it now.”