People travelling on the A82 in Inverness and the A9 are being warned to expect some delays over the coming days and weeks.
Essential carriageway maintenance works are set to commence at the A82 Tomnahurich Canal Swing Bridge, Inverness, from tonight.
The A82 will be closed to traffic overnight as works get underway to repair the carriageway surface on the bridge.
A short diversion route will be in place for A82 road users, with northbound traffic diverted at the General Booth Road junction and southbound traffic at Telford Roundabout.
Works will begin on Monday 22 October at 10pm and are programmed to take up to five working nights to complete.
The resurfacing will be carried out between 10pm and 6am each night. The special road surface material used on the swing bridge must be laid by hand, and will be completed in short lengths to ensure the A82 reopens in time for morning peak-time traffic.
Pedestrian access will be maintained through the night and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West Unit, said: “These vital works will improve the carriageway surface on the Tomnahurich Canal Swing Bridge.
“We’ve taken steps to reduce disruption as much as possible by carrying out these works through the night.”
Meanwhile, the latest in a series of ground investigations for the A9 Dualling programme are to start today on the stretch between Crubenmore and Kincraig and is expected to last around twelve weeks. The works will stop for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year.
Some traffic management measures will be required when necessary to allow work beside the carriageway to be carried out safely. This will include alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.