A north-east road is due to close for two weeks for “essential resurfacing”.
Aberdeenshire Council is looking to repair the A920 Huntly to Dufftown road, between the junction with the A96T to the junction with Artloch.
The £125,000 work will see around 900 tonnes of new asphalt laid on the road.
As a result of the work, the A920 will be closed 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday.
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Diversions will be signposted for drivers, via the A941, A95 and A96T. This will see motorists travelling between the two communities having to drive nearly double the distance – around 23 miles. Buses and lorries face a longer detour of 28 miles.
Derek Murray, the roads and landscape manager for the Marr and Banff and Buchan area, said: “This work is essential to ensure the road remains fit for purpose and safe for all road users.
“We appreciate that the signed diversion route will be lengthy and we apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we will do everything possible to ensure that the work is carried out in the shortest possible timescale.”