Motorists on the busy A96 Aberdeen-Inverness road could face disruption next week due to major resurfacing work.
The £300,000 improvement works are being carried out to repair surface defects on the stretch of road between Tyrebagger and the Clinterty roundabout.
The work will get start at 7.30pm on Sunday, and continue over five nights, finishing on Friday October 3.
Last night, local councillor Barney Crockett said the best way to keep the traffic moving was to do the work overnight.
The Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone councillor, said: “I think it is critical to do this work at night when you look at how busy the A96 is.
“You need to keep that traffic moving during the rush hour.
“The roads also need constant attention because they are so busy – we need to carry out work to improve the road structure.”
Essential surface repairs will be carried out to both the east and westbound carriageways.
Due to the width of the road, and to ensure the safety of both motorists and the workforce, a convoy system will be in place each night, between 7.30pm to 6.30am, with a 10mph speed limit.
The works, which have been planned following consultation with local authorities in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire, will be carried out by Breedon Aggregates and Euromark, on behalf of trunk road operator BEAR Scotland.
Andy Thompson, operating company representative for the North East Unit, said: “These essential works will help improve this section of the A96 and have been planned to take place overnight in an attempt to minimise disruption to road users as much as possible.
“Some delays are expected and we advise motorists to plan their journeys ahead.
“We would like to thank the local community for their patience while these works are carried out.”