Overnight roadworks on the A96 at Nairn next week could mean more disruption for motorists.
Traffic will be ushered by a convoy system for an 800yard stretch, from the Balmakeith Business Park roundabout eastwards towards Auldearn.
The £210,000 resurfacing job will be carried out between 7.30pm and 6.30am for four nights, from Monday. (Oct 19)
That stretch of road is used by almost 14,000 vehicles daily.
For the safety of roadworkers and motorists, the work will be carried out using an overnight 10mph convoy system of traffic management.
Andy Thompson of roads maintenance firm Bear Scotland, said: “We’ve planned these works to take place overnight to minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible.
“We would however encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date information.”
The latest roadworks follow months of diversions due to essential gas works in Nairn to upgrade ageing equipment beneath streets in the town centre.
A spokeswoman for gas distribution company SGN confirmed yesterday that its Nairn upgrade was “progressing well and on track to finish in early February.”
The Scottish Government announced on Wednesday that design work for a £50million project to dual a 29-mile stretch of the A96 between Auldearn and Fochabers would start “within months.”
It has committed to dualling the entire length of the Inverness-Aberdeen link by 2030.