Motorists using the M90 Perth to Inverkeithing motorway look set for more misery and disruption with roadworks costing £1.4m set to begin on Tuesday.
This is part of phased resurfacing taking place over the next two months.
The first phase of the road maintenance improvements will take place on the northbound carriageway between junction four (Kelty) and junction five (Crook of Devon) and is scheduled to last for two weeks.
The remaining phases are scheduled for May and June. The works will repair a total length of 3.8km of the carriageway which has deteriorated, as well as replacing some of the joints in the surface.
The motorway is used by almost 30,000 vehicles a day at this particular section
This is the latest programme of roadworks and follows eight previous schemes carried out on the M90 in the past two years, at an estimated cost of almost £2m.
The last roadworks took place near Glenfarg in February and led to some motorists taking an alternative route northbound.
During the latest roadworks, a contraflow system will operate. The junction five northbound off-slip road will also be closed during the first phase, with a diversion in place via junction six.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s north-east representative, said: “We’re carrying out the works during the spring when weather conditions are generally more favourable allowing us to complete the resurfacing as quickly and safely as possible ahead of the peak summer period.
“The programme of works will ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard.
“We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and visit the Traffic Scotland website for travel information before setting out.”
The roadworks, which are due to start around 7.30am on Tuesday, will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and have been planned in consultation with Police Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and Transport Scotland.
For more information visit www.trafficscotland.org