Part of a popular coastal route is about to be closed off for three years.
The section of Greyhope Road in Torry is being shut next week to allow for construction of the £350 million harbour expansion at the Bay of Nigg.
The road will be closed to drivers from the bottom of Greyhope Road, where it meets St Fitticks Road and the Coast Road, up to Girdleness Lighthouse.
The closure will be in place from Monday, April 17 until the completion of the construction works in June 2020.
Dragados, the principal contractor for the harbour expansion project, has said the closure is “critical” to ensuring the health and safety of the public during the construction works.
The route is popular with tourists, cyclists and walkers, including many who visit the Torry Battery and Dolphinwatch which takes place there.
Access to Dolphinwatch and the Torry Battery will be maintained by approaching St Fitticks Road and Greyhope Road from the north.
The RSPB launched this year’s Dolphinwatch last week. It will run until August 20 with staff on hand from Thursday to Sunday every week at Torry Battery car park, equipped with telescopes and binoculars.
Plans for the expansion at the Bay of Nigg were officially sanctioned by Aberdeen Harbour Board at the end of last year.
The widening of the Coast Road is seen as a vital aspect of the project.
Campaigners opposed to the expansion have raised concerns about the environmental impact of the harbour development, including potential light and smell pollution, the threat to local wildlife, and the impact on roads and open space.
The road-strengthening and land-based construction is being funded with £25m of government funding – £12.5m from the Scottish Government and £12.5m from the UK Government.
The construction of the breakwater is set to begin next month, with a target set for completing the entire project of June 2020.
There will be signage displaying diversion routes for road users during the closure.
Betty Lyon, chairwoman of Torry Community Council said: “Once the road is open again there isn’t going to be anything to go and see but tankers.”