A north-east road has re-opened early as construction continues on a £22million water treatment works.
Keithhall Road in Inverurie was blocked off earlier this month while Scottish Water installed new pipes.
While it was expected to be closed for around three weeks, construction staff have now left the site.
The work is being carried out by ESD, a joint venture between Galliford Try, Stantec Treatment and Black and Veatch.
Keith Robertson, ESD site manager for Inverurie, said: “I’m delighted the contractors working on the new pipeline were able to get this part of work completed ahead of schedule.
“This is a vital stage as we construct the new waste water treatment works in Inverurie.
“This £22million project will use an innovative process called ‘Nereda’, which is a new method of wastewater treatment, pioneered by several wastewater companies in the Netherlands.
“The work has been going well on site and has so far taken place entirely within the boundary of the existing Scottish Water site, without any day to day impact on customers, so we are glad this closure has now been lifted and customers and commuters now won’t be inconvenienced with the roadworks.”