Commuters have been cautioned to expect delays as repairs to a railway crossing over a major Moray trunk route resume next week.
Ground investigation works will begin on Tuesday as part of a £38,000 project to improve the Keith-Dufftown rail bridge, on the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road at Keith.
The work, which will take place between 8am and 6pm every day, is scheduled to last for a week.
Temporary four-way traffic lights will be in place 24 hours a day, reducing traffic to a single lane flow.
Bear Scotland has been commissioned to carry out the work on behalf of Transport Scotland.
The firm’s north-east spokesman Andy Thompson said: “The bridge repair and refurbishment is an important investment in ensuring this historic structure remains fit for purpose for years to come.
“We have planned and coordinated the ground investigation works with the specialist contractor to minimise disruption, however some delays are possible.
“We would encourage motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.”
From Tuesday, specialist geotechnical contractors will perform ground investigations using laser survey techniques in order to plan a design for the bridge’s repair and refurbishment.
The oldest part of the crossing dates back to 1862. It has been extended over the years to include the current A96 road over the railway line.