A well-used Aberdeen commuter route will close for 13 weeks this month – seven days earlier than planned.
Before the pandemic, hundreds would use C128C Cults to Kingswells road on a week day.
It will close a week on Monday, between Cults and Kingshill, as a first part of work to replace it – improving access from the 3,000 new homes at Countesswells and the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill road.
Work will also include improvements to the Kingswells roundabout on the A944, making the back road “fit-for-purpose” for road users.
The closure comes a week earlier than previously planned and will mean a diversion for motorists along Skene Road, Queen’s Road, Springfield Road and Countesswells Road.
Countesswells Development Limited project manager, Ryan Swan, said: “The ability to close the road earlier than planned will benefit this element of the development and means the roadworks can be completed sooner than originally expected.
“The temporary closure is to facilitate the construction of a new West Link access road, which will connect the new community at Countesswells with the existing Kingswells Roundabout.
“This is a significant parcel of works and, on completion, will deliver much-needed improvements to safety and traffic flow, not just for Countesswells residents but all road users.”
Mr Swan added: “We will continue to work closely with Aberdeen City Council to ensure that, where possible, disruption is minimised through the use of agreed traffic management.”
The closure is expected to remain in place until Sunday, December 20.