A PART of a notorious North-east road will be closed for two weeks to allow for major resurfacing works.
The improvements to the A947 Aberdeen-Banff road between Hatton Lodge and Lower Woodown will cost Aberdeenshire Council £125,000.
Motorists will face a 10-mile detour to get from Oldmeldrum to Turriff while the section, measuring a third of a mile, is being upgraded.
Philip McKay, the local authority’s roads and landscape services boss, apologised for any inconvenience.
He added: “The A947 resurfacing works have been planned for some time and scheduled to take place during off-peak hours, when traffic volumes are lower, to minimise disruption.”
The closure will come into effect on August 28 and will be in force between 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
Aberdeenshire Council will be consulting farmers and communities along the A947 as part of a 20-year improvement strategy for the route which has been labelled one of the most dangerous in Scotland.