Emergency repair work is to take place on a busy Aberdeen city centre street.
Scottish Water has warned businesses and residents could face disruption as it carries out the work on a sewer on Union Street.
Starting on Monday at its junction with Bon Accord Street, the water authority will work on a partially blocked drain which has caused flooding to nearby premises.
Kier, a contractor for Scottish Water has been tasked to complete the work, which is scheduled to take a week.
A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: “We would like to apologise to customers and local businesses for any inconvenience caused while this essential work takes place in a very busy part of the city centre.
“Our team on site will be working to complete a challenging excavation, carry out the work that is needed and minimise disruption as far as possible.
“We are grateful for customers’ patience and understanding while we take care of their sewer network.”
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As the contractor needs to dig five metres below street level, traffic management measures will be put in place so the repairs can be carried out safely.
Starting on Monday, temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Union Street with a single lane of traffic in both directions.
There will be no right turn allowed from Union Row and no left turn from Bon Accord Street.
Bus stops on the north side of Union Street will be temporarily suspended, while those on the south side will remain open during the work next week.
Meanwhile, surfacing work to reinstate the road is expected to take place April 17-19. Traffic management being put in place with bus lanes suspended.