A section of a road is set to close for five days – with the council putting a 26-mile diversion in place.
The B979 between Netherley and Stonehaven is to close from Monday, September 18, for five days to allow for resurfacing work.
It will be closed from the junction with the B9077 on South Deeside Road to the unclassified road at the Mains of Ury, with diversions in place, directing vehicles on to the A90.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “Part of the B979 Netherley Road will be closed for five days for essential resurfacing work to be completed.
“The road will be closed from Monday, September 18.
“There will be a signed diversion in place. There are numerous smaller diversions nearby, however, please note that not all of these are suitable for long and heavy vehicles.”
Councillor Ian Mollison, who represents the area, said he understood why a long diversion was necessary while the work takes place.
He said: “There have been a number of road closures in the area since the start of work on the AWPR and this is just another one in a long line.
“The long diversion is needed to allow for long vehicles to use the A90, as the smaller country roads are not adequate for long vehicles.
“I totally understand why the diversion is in place but I know it is a pain for drivers in the area.
“I drove on the road the other day and it is not a problem with the potholes, it is more to do with the surface being distorted.”
It comes after the same stretch of road was closed last weekend to allow for the northbound carriageway bridge on the A90 at Stonehaven to be demolished.
There will also be a 22-mile diversion after a small section of the A957 Slug Road from Crathes to Stonehaven will shut from Monday to allow for resurfacing works to take place.
It will be closed at Spyhill Farm at the Durris Mast Access Road.
A diversion through Peterculter and over the B979 between Netherley and Stonehaven will be put in place.