A stretch of busy Dundee road is set to close early January as Scottish Water carries out mains upgrades.
Strathmartine Road northbound, between Strathmore Avenue and Hill Street, will shut for between five and six weeks from Monday, January 9.
A diversion route will be in place along Main Street, Dens Road and Moncur Crescent.
The work is part of the utilities firm’s ongoing £5 million refurbishment of water pipes in the city.
Work will also start on Kinghorne Road next Wednesday — but there will be no closure in place.
Meanwhile, Scottish Water will also be carrying out works on a series of other roads in the area on a rolling programme in the new year.
The roads affected are Lorimer Street, West Street, Milton Street, Paterson Street, Mortimer Street, Fraser Street, Burgess Street, Bruce Street, Reid Street, Derby Street, Law Road, Hill Street, Wishart Street, Kinloch Terrace, Stirling Terrace, Macaulay Street, Carmichael Street, Carmichael Court, McKinnon Street, Somerville Place East, Stirling Street, Rose Lane, Dons Road and Constitution Terrace.
The firm says that the start dates and duration of works in these streets will be released nearer the time — along with details of any traffic management measures.
Clive Duncan, Scottish Water’s regional communities manager for Dundee, said: “Throughout the £5m mains upgrade in Dundee, Scottish Water and Caledonia Water Alliance are committed to making sure the project has as little impact and disruption on customers as possible.
“Road closures are a last resort and in this stretch of Strathmartine Road the project will be carried out with a lane closure northbound.
“This is carried out in consultation with Dundee City Council and ensures traffic can continue to flow as much as possible through the works.
“Scottish Water wants to thank the people of Dundee for their patience and understanding during this essential project as we look to ensure customers in the city can continue to enjoy fresh, clean drinking water long into the future.”
The Tele previously revealed how the water company was due to have a presence in Dundee until the end of next year as it works on mains in several areas of the city.
Bosses have insisted that only a small number of the works will result in road closures or major disruption to residents.
Scottish Water chiefs also revealed that some pipes in the area have not been upgraded for close to 100 years.