A busy Aberdeenshire road will be closed twice next month to allow surfacing work to be carried out.
The A947 route from Aberdeen to Banff will be shut at two different sections.
The works are part of a wider programme which the council is carrying out across the region.
On August 5 and 6 there will be closures in place at Hattoncrook in Formartine, about three miles from Oldmeldrum.
Roads teams will shut off the stretch of the road at Mill of Kingoodie for two days.
Diversions will be in place northbound via the B979 Newmachar to Kinmundie road, along the B999 Aberdeen to Tarves road, before joining Oldmeldrum Road.
Meanwhile, motorists travelling southbound should go via the B9170 Inverurie to Turriff road, onto the B993 Whiterashes to Inverurie road.
Last night, a Mid-Formartine councillor said he hoped the disruption would be minimal.
Andrew Hassan said: “While I welcome this much-needed resurfacing work for a vital commuter road through Mid-Formartine, I understand the frustration this will cause drivers facing an 11-mile detour – potentially through the congestion-riven Inverurie.
“I hope circumstances will permit this work by the roads department to be carried out swiftly with as little disruption as possible.”
The following weekend the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road will be closed between Birkenhills and Lower Woodburn for two days.
Local diversions will be in place southbound via the B9170 to New Deer and Oldmeldrum.
Drivers travelling northbound should take the A947, onto the B992 Whitehouse to Mains of Towie road, the Rothienorman road, and onto the Glen Dronach to Turriff road.
The authority has apologised for any inconvenience the closures will cause to drivers using the routes.
Similar work is being carried out across the region, with busy routes like the Cairn O’Mount also benefiting from the dressing.