A popular commuter route will close for more than a fortnight due to work on the £350 million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour.
A section of the Coast Road will be shut off between Hareness Road and Doonies Farm for road widening works.
The temporary closure will be in place from Friday, February 10, until Monday, February 27.
In a statement to residents, Jane McRobbie, community engagement manager of the Nigg Harbour Project, said: “The Coast Road widening is a vital aspect of the overall project to develop new harbour facilities and associated infrastructure at Bay of Nigg.
“We are committed to ensuring that the works are completed within the scheduled timescales.
“However, please note that if we are unable to complete the works due to conditions outside of our control, such as poor weather, we will close the road for further weekends in March.”
Plans for the expansion at the Bay of Nigg were officially sanctioned by Aberdeen Harbour Board at the end of last year.
Land-based construction and road strengthening work will begin later this month.
A total of £25m of government funding, £12.5m from the Scottish Government and £12.5m from the UK Government, will be spent on roads.
An independent study, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, estimates that the development will generate an additional £1 billion per annum to the economy by 2035.
But residents’ group Bay of Nigg, Torry: Our Concerns has started a petition to protest against the plans to build on land at the bay due to environmental issues.
In March last year, residents spoke at a public hearing about the plans when concerns were raised that there will be hundreds of HGV movements every day.
The construction of the breakwater is set to begin in May with a target set for completion of the whole project in June 2020.