Part of a busy commuter route is to shut for AWPR works.
Over the weekend a lane closure will be in place on the A944 eastbound carriageway, between Westhill and Kingswells.
The measure will be in force between 6am and 8pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Despite the likely traffic disruption, the move has been widely welcomed as good news for the area.
Councillor for the area Amanda Allan said: “I am very happy for the works to progress and this was inevitably going to cause some disruption on this road which has been minimal up until now.
“The benefits of this progress will be great for the whole of the North-east.
“Hopefully drivers will accept this and accept their journeys will take a little longer.
“If this is only for the weekend it should cause less disruption than during the week.”
The AWPR – due to open at the end of 2017 – will link with the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston south of Aberdeen and Blackdog to the north.
In total, almost 400 diversions are planned during work on the £745 million project.
Cllr Iris Walker urged those living nearby to plan journeys ahead.
She said: “I’m pleased that work is progressing and as with any road improvements, we have to expect some disruption.
“Residents should allow a little more time for their journeys and remain aware of speed restrictions around roadworks which are in place to keep workers safe.”
Meanwhile another road closure will be in place on the nearby Clinterty to Kingsford road. Local diversions will be in place starting tonight so that AWPR works can be carried out safely.
Lanes will be also be shut overnight for more than week on the A96 main northbound and southbound carriageways in the Craibstone area. The measure will be in force between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday until Thursday, October 13.