Motorists are being warned to expect delays ahead of five nights of roadworks on a major north route.
A resurfacing programme worth £280,000 will begin on a stretch of the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road on Monday night.
As a result, a 10mph convoy system will be put in place west of the Smithton roundabout between 7.30pm and 6.30am every night in order to keep construction crews safe.
The work is expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday, October 26.
Bear Scotland, the firm responsible for maintaining the roads network, says the project will lead to a “smoother and safer” journey for motorists.
North-east representative Andy Thompson said: “This £280,000 project has been designed to improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A96 for motorists.
“The traffic management is essential for keeping our road workers as well as road users safe during working hours.
“We’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption as much as possible by programming the improvements to be carried out overnight and by avoiding working at the weekends.”
He added: “Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while we complete these works and encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance.”