A six-figure project to renew the water network throughout Nairnside, near Inverness, will commence its next phase on Monday.
A major renewal project to the network that supplies the Nairnside community with water will progress next week with further works being carried out.
Whilst a £400,000 project to replace faulty water pipes in Nairnside, which is south-east of Inverness, has been underway since autumn of last year, most of the work has been carried out within areas if private land.
However, as of Monday, the improvement work will begin on the road situated between Nairnside and Culloden Road and for an estimated period of 12 weeks.
To allow for the installation of the new water main, the road will be closed Monday to Friday each week and motorists will be diverted by signposts via the Leanach crossroads.
Scottish Water has assured residents in that area they will have access to their homes over the course of the work taking place.
Martin McKay, Scottish Water project manager, said: “We appreciate that the need to close this section of road will mean a longer journey for some residents travelling in and out of Inverness. Our team on site will do all they can to minimise disruption while we progress along the road, completing the work that is needed as quickly as we can.
“We would like to thank residents and other road users for their patience and understanding while this essential work is underway.”