A busy Aberdeen road is to be closed permanently from next week.
The city council announced earlier today that Bedford Road will be shut to car traffic from Monday morning.
A bus gate will be installed, with works expected to last seven days, meaning only buses, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the route.
The authority has said the decision is part of wider traffic management plans relating to the Third Don Crossing and Berryden Corridor developments.
A spokesman said: “The work essentially means that cars will no longer be able to use Bedford Road as a through route. It is part of a wider plan to improve traffic flow in and around the city following the opening of the Third Don bridge.
“Residents will be able to access Hermitage Avenue from St Machar Drive, and Bedford Avenue and Sunnyside Road can be accessed from Powis Terrace. Bedford Road Retail Park will be accessible from Powis Terrace, only.
“We apologise for the initial inconvenience that this will inevitably cause, however the bigger picture is about easing congestion and speeding up journey times and ultimately we will achieve that.”
Local diversions will be in place during the works.
Motorists are asked to use an alternative route if at all possible.