Roadworks are set to cause disruption on one of Tayside’s busiest roads next week.
The A90 north of Dundee will be reduced to single lane traffic for up to a week, starting on Monday November 23.
The roadworks at North Powrie are to allow for upgrades to safety barriers on the trunk road’s central reservation.
Road maintenance firm BEAR Scotland said one lane on both the north and southbound carriageways will be closed at North Powrie, between Dundee and Tealing, a stretch used by around 26,000 vehicles every day.
Work will be carried out at quieter times but the lane closures will be in place for the duration of the project, which BEAR said will take up to one week.
Delays on the stretch are common during peak times, with even minor accidents causing significant disruption in recent years, and this is expected to be exacerbated by the lane reduction.
When upgrades on the route have been carried out previously, a temporary speed limit has been imposed and most of the work was carried out overnight but BEAR said the closures are necessary to ensure staff safety.
Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s north east unit representative, warned drivers to allow extra time for their journeys.
He said: “Safety is a top priority for both BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland and the delivery of this scheme on the A90 is part of our commitment to ensuring the network remains safe.
“The traffic management is essential to keep the workforce and road users safe during this project as our teams will be working in the central reservation, however we will do all we can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.
“We would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination.”
BEAR has also pledged to follow strict social distancing measures during the work to keep staff safe.