Motorists using the A9 near North Kessock are being warned of roadworks due to start this weekend.
The project includes improvements to a 900-metre section of the dualled northbound A9 from the B9161 Munlochy Junction, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.
The improvements are scheduled to start on Sunday, November 17, and will take up to 10 nights to complete.
The project will take place between 7pm and 7am each night. No works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights.
To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system and a lane closure will be in place.
Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.
Due the location of the improvements, the closure of the Craigrory/Artafalie Junction will be in place overnight on Sunday, Monday and November 27.
For safety, turning restrictions will be in place for right turns between the A9 southbound and Craigrory/Artafallie junction 24-hours a day.
Turning restrictions will also be in place for right turns from the B9161 onto the A9 northbound during working hours.
A diversion route will be in place via the North Kessock Junction for the right turn restrictions. This diversion is 5.2 miles in length and will add around six minutes to motorists’ travel time.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West, said: “These essential surfacing improvements will help address any defects on this section of the A9 and will greatly improve the road surface for motorists.
“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, however we’ve taken steps to reduce disruption to motorists as much as possible by carrying out the surfacing improvements overnight.”