Traffic on a major North-east road is to face a diversion for 16 months – to help deliver the Aberdeen bypass.
Drivers using the A93 North Deeside Road will have to use a temporary road from tomorrow.
The route is north of the existing Aberdeen-Peterculter road, adjacent to the B979/Milltimber Brae. A temporary roundabout will also be located at the new diversion.
Vehicles are being diverted so the contractor can build a new bridge that will eventually allow traffic to pass over the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) when it is ready in 2017.
A Transport Scotland spokeswoman said: “The new temporary diversion, which is around 300 metres in length, and roundabout will ensure that traffic can continue to use this route while works continue on this significant infrastructure project.
“The speed limit will remain at 40mph. However, we would like to ask road users to drive with more caution than usual, so that they can become accustomed to the new temporary road layout.”
Traffic lights will be in use during peak times between 6am and 9.30am and then between 3.30pm and 6pm, Monday to Friday, to help manage the flow of traffic.
When the AWPR is finished towards the end of 2017, traffic will be able to enter and exit the bypass from the A93 via a junction to the north.
The bypass will connect with the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston to the south of Aberdeen, and at Blackdog to the north.