DRIVERS are being warned journeys along the A95 could take longer than usual.
Maintenance will begin today on the Congash Bridge near Grantown.
The work will cost £25,000 and is expected to take two weeks.
Construction involves replacing the parapets on the span so they comply with current standards, improving safety for road users.
The A95 will remain open throughout, however temporary traffic lights will be in operation for the duration of the works.
Andy Thompson, north east representative for Bear Scotland who are carrying out the works, said: "These essential maintenance works will help ensure the Congash Bridge remains in a safe working standard for years to come.
"While our teams will do all they can to minimise disruption during the improvements, we’d encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and leave extra time to reach their destination."
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