The first milestone has been reached in a £1.1million culvert replacement project on a busy Highland road.
A temporary bridge has been constructed on the A835 Dingwall to Ullapool road, at Leckmelm Farm, as the culvert is built underneath to address historic flooding issues on this part of the route.
But motorists will face months of delays as temporary traffic lights are put in place to regulate traffic flow across the bridge.
A reduced speed of 30mph will be in place for the safety of road workers and motorists.
The culvert replacement, three-and-a-half miles south-east of Ullapool, started in November.
The new culvert will be a larger, box culvert design providing much more capacity for water flows and is designed to last for more than 120 years.
A Bear Scotland spokeswoman said the bridge will remain in place until the works have been completed later this year.
Eddie Ross, Bear Scotland’s North West representative, said: “We are pleased that the scheme at Leckmelm Farm culvert is progressing well, and the installation of the temporary bridge will help ensure that any disruption to motorists is kept to a minimum while we carry out the project.
“We encourage all road users to follow any signs or traffic management that is in place for their own safety as well as that of our teams, and remind them to plan ahead and leave some extra time before they travel.”