Part of the Haudagain roundabout in Aberdeen is to close for the next two weekends to allow for construction work.
Scottish Water will be installing new water mains beneath Great Northern Road as part of a £3.2 million upgrade scheme.
In order for this to take place safely, the body says the closure of the roundabout’s westbound carriageway is necessary, beginning at 6am tomorrow.
It will reopen at 6am on Monday, July 20, with diversions in place via the A92, Mugiemoss Road and the A947 at Bucksburn.
A similar closure will take place next weekend as well – from 6am on Saturday, July 25, until 6am on Monday, July 27.
A Scottish Water spokesman said: “The work taking place over this weekend and next weekend has been carefully planned in consultation with Aberdeen City Council, Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland to minimise impact on the road network at busier times.
“The new water mains we are installing will ensure that both existing and future customers in the area receive a reliable supply of clear, fresh and great-tasting drinking water for years to come.
“We appreciate there has been significant construction work taking place in this part of the city and will do all we can to keep disruption for residents and road-users to a minimum while we complete this essential work.
“We would encourage road users to allow some extra time for their journeys and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Staff on site will follow social distancing and enhanced hygiene arrangements, and wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
Other works have been taking place near the roundabout in recent months to create a bypass, aimed at easing the regular traffic jams which have plagued the bottleneck.
The 1,600ft road will link North Anderson Drive with Auchmill Drive, allowing some motorists to avoid the roundabout itself altogether.