Motorists will face disruption for two months to allow overhead cables to be moved underground in a north-east town.
The junction of Causey Mounth and School Brae In Portlethen will be shut for eight weeks while the work is carried out.
Workers will have to drill down into the road and install the cables before re-modelling the surface.
The work is being undertaken by an external firm to allow the roads surrounding Hillside School to be improved.
Locals will be able to access their homes but anyone else will have to take a five-mile detour.
Portlethen Community Council has said the works are long overdue because of the proximity of the cables to Hillside School and its playing fields.
Chairman Ron Sharp said: “The works are necessary to make the cables safe by moving them underground.
“It’s unfortunate that it’s got to take so long but that’s the way it is.
“At present it’s actually quite dangerous because of kids playing nearby; for example what would happen if someone flew a kite there? I
“t should have been done quite a while ago.
“There is also going to be a crossing introduced to make it easier and safer for children to get from the school to their sports pitches.
“Hopefully not too many people will be affected because a lot of the traffic has now been taken onto the AWPR.”
Last week, Aberdeenshire Council’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee approved plans to extend the school. Four new classrooms will be added by next year.
The cabling works begin on June 10.
North Kincardine councillor Ian Mollison said: “Sometimes roads have to be closed for a lengthy period while essential work is carried out.
“It’s an inconvenience, but in the long term it’s for the benefit of everyone.”