Resurfacing work on a notorious patch of Moray’s busiest road has been praised.
Concerns have grown in recent years about the crumbling state of the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road, east of Alves.
Earlier this month, Transport Scotland funded repairs to the ruts that had developed in the crawler lane.
Yesterday, Moray MP Douglas Ross praised the maintenance work that had been done.
He said: “This is a busy stretch of road and the condition should never have been allowed to get as bad as it did, but now the surface has been replaced, it should be a lot safer for everyone travelling on this route.
“While there has been some inconvenience in recent weeks while the works were undertaken, motorists were patient throughout as they could see the benefit that all road users would get after the works were completed.”