Traffic on a section of the A90 near Aberdeen is facing up to 10 nights of disruption – and a 13-mile diversion – as major resurfacing works begin this weekend.
It is hoped the work, on a section of the northbound carriageway at Newtonhill, will create a smoother and safer route for motorists.
Beginning on Sunday at 7.30pm, the resurfacing works are due to take place over 10 nights, and are expected to be completed by 6.30am on September 1.
No works will take place on August 25 and 26 to avoid disruption to motorists over the weekend.
A convoy system will be in place to ensure the safety of the workforce and drivers, and the Newtonhill northbound on and off sliproads will be closed on August 28 and 29 to allow teams to have safe access to the road.
Diversions will be in place while the slips are closed, with all motorists looking to exit the A90 Newtonhill northbound off-slip diverted north to Portlethen, where they can return south on the A90 towards Newtonhill – adding around 5.2 miles to the journey.
Motorists wishing to join the A90 northbound at Newtonhill will be diverted south on the A90 to Stonehaven, onto the B979 and back north onto the A90 – adding around 13 miles to the journey.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative said: “These works will repair a number of potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists at this location.
“We’ve planned the works to take place overnight and avoid working on Friday or Saturday nights to limit the impact of this scheme, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.