Commuters and residents on Arbroath Road, in Dundee, are set for delays as the road is closed for more works.
Repairs to traffic islands will start next Monday, with the stretch between Claypotts junction and the Scott Fyffe roundabout due to close between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day for a week.
The closure will be the fifth time in little over a month that the area has been affected by works, with Dundee City Council, BT and Scottish Water all undertaking improvements.
And drivers using the road were subjected to weeks of congestion in January, as major works took place at Claypotts junction.
Residents said this latest round of works would likely cause problems for folk travelling in and out of the city, as well as those living nearby.
Graeme Smith, 64, said: “I imagine it will cause delays as it is a very busy road, but if it is going to improve the state of the road, that’s fine if that’s what they are doing.
“The last time they closed the road, residents were still given access to their driveways so I’m hoping it will be the same this time.”
Caroline Muir, 52, said: “I think a week is a bit excessive. The traffic around here is bad enough as it is just now.
“Would it not make more sense to do it overnight when it is quieter, and divert the larger trucks which use the road?”
Mark Anderson, 50, said: “I’m registered disabled so I think it could be quite annoying.”
A spokeswoman for Dundee City Council said: “The road will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm for one week in order to repair the traffic islands on the stretch of Arbroath Road between Claypotts junction and the Scott Fyffe roundabout.”
She added that a diversion — incorporating Baldovie Road, Drumgeith Road and Douglas Road — will allow drivers to bypass the affected area in both directions.
Meanwhile, roadworks were also taking place yesterday between the Scott Fyffe roundabout and Eden Street to allow new lines to be painted, with a stop/go system at the roundabout.
In addition, a contraflow system was being put in place in the eastbound lane of the Waterfront thoroughfare to allow upgrades to East Dock Street.