Repairs works on a north-east bridge will be carried out this month – leading to the partial closure of one of the region’s busiest roads.
One lane of the southbound carriageway of the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road will be shut while repairs are carried out at Cowie Bridge, near Stonehaven.
The closure will only be in place at off-peak times, from 9.30am to 3.30pm, but the work is expected to take four weeks.
As well as the lane closure, traffic will be restricted to a 30mph speed limit.
Cowie Bridge crossed the Cowie river, which flows through the north of Stonehaven.
The work to replace the protection to the bridge piers supporting the Cowie Bridge, and the bridge’s foundations in the riverbank.
The bridge piers and their foundations are currently protected by metal baskets full of rocks, which now need replaced.
Bear Scotland said the works are not expected to create “significant delays” and that efforts will be made to minimise the duration of the restrictions.
Andy Thompson, the firm’s operating company representative for the north-east, said: “These off-peak works are part of our commitment to maintain the trunk road network in the north-east to the highest standard and we have worked closely with Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland to ensure works will be carried out with minimum inconvenience to motorists.
“We encourage those travelling on this route to plan their journey in advance and to check the Traffic Scotland website for real-time information before setting out.”