Work is due to start next week on installing traffic lights at the junction of Morriston Road and North Street in the Bishopmill area of Elgin.
According to Moray Council, they will help reduce the impact of any extra traffic generated by the Hamilton Gardens housing development off Duffus Road.
The council has said that delays to traffic will be caused as a result of the work.
The traffic lights will have pedestrian signals on all legs of the junction, to help improve pedestrian safety, particularly pupils travelling to and from the nearby Elgin Academy and Bishopmill Primary School.
The work, which it is anticipated will be completed by October 19, will be undertaken on behalf of the developer by a local contractor and the council says it will be necessary on safety grounds to control traffic on the site by means of temporary traffic signals.
"It is likely that the work will create additional delays to traffic on Morriston Road and North Street and drivers are requested to use alternative routes or allow extra time for their journey for the duration," a council spokesman said.