A busy commuter route in Aberdeen will close for two weekends to allow for essential work to be carried out.
Malcolm Road in Peterculter will shut for drainage work to be carried out by Aberdeen City Council.
The work is set to start on Saturday, April 22, and again on April 29.
Works will run from 5.30am on April 22 until 7pm the next day and from 5.30am on April 29 to 7pm on April 30.
The temporary closure will see driving prohibited on the B979 Malcolm Road between its junctions with Johnston Gardens West and Contlaw Road.
The measure is necessary to protect public safety during drainage repair works.
Councillor Neil Cooney convener of the council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee, said: “The work which will be carried out is essential but I understand the pain of the residents in the area.
“Peterculter has had its fair share of roadworks over the last six months or so with the AWPR, the Culter bridge and now Malcolm Road.
“People have to be patient regarding the closures, therefore it is definitely short-term pain for long-term gain in the area.
“It is the season for work to be carried out so now is the best time.” Councillor Aileen Malone, who represents the area, said: “It is very unfortunate that the road will be closed over two weekends.
“It has been difficult for residents in Culter for a while now with several routes in and out of the village being closed.
“I just hope that the essential work which will be carried out will be on time and without any delays – that is the last thing the people of Culter want to happen.”