Motorists in the West Highlands and Skye face disruption for the next three weeks as resurfacing work starts on the island’s main arterial route.
Transport Scotland is spending £650,000 in making improvements on the A87 Kyle-Portree road at two locations.
The works, which are part of a £1.7million investment in the route, will take place at Scalpaidh Bay and south of Sligachan.
The Scalpaidh Bay scheme start today and will last one week, with the Sligachan project starting on July 16 for two weeks.
Both will take place from 7am-7pm, with no works planned at weekends.
Due to the nature of the works, a convoy system of traffic management will be in place at both locations for the protection of the work force and motorists.
Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however a temporary speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.
The improvements on the A87 began in April at Tilhill and at the Skye/Lochalsh boundary, with resurfacing at Cluanie Inn completed in June and at Glen Shiel last week.
Resurfacing improvements at the Portree Cattle Pens began this week, with further resurfacing taking place at a section of the A87 north of Kyleakin to Oblusa at the start of August.
Eddie Ross, Bear Scotland’s North West representative, said: “The resurfacing at Scalpaidh Bay and south of Slighachan will help improve the condition of the road, making it more resilient and improving road user safety.
“While no major delays are expected, we would ask all motorists to plan their journeys in advance where possible by checking Traffic Scotland for the most up to date traffic information.”