A stretch of a notorious north-east road will be closed for two weeks to allow for major resurfacing works.
The improvements to the A947 Aberdeen-Banff road between Hatton Lodge and Lower Woodown will cost Aberdeenshire Council £125,000.
Motorists will face a 10-mile detour to get from Oldmeldrum to Turriff while the section, measuring a third of a mile, is being upgraded.
Philip McKay, the local authority’s roads and landscape services boss, apologised for any inconvenience.
“The A947 resurfacing works have been planned for some time and scheduled to take place during off-peak hours, when traffic volumes are lower, to minimise disruption,” he added.
“Aberdeenshire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the works, but hopes that the public will appreciate that these repairs and improvements are essential and that the benefits will outweigh any disruption that occurs.”
The closure will come into effect on August 28 and will be in force between 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
Aberdeenshire Council will be consulting farmers and communities along the A947 as part of a 20-year improvement strategy for the route which has been labelled one of the most dangerous in Scotland.
The head of the National Farmers Union has backed calls for more passing places.
Lorna Paterson, the NFU’s regional manager in Scotland, said: “It’s a main road with a lot of traffic, and because it’s rural there are a lot of lorries and tractors and trailers that use it. That causes frustration and people take risks – they pull out and accidents happen.”