Motorists will have to endure month-long roadworks around one of Tayside’s busiest junctions.
The work, which is being financed by the Scottish Government at a total cost of £900,000, will begin on Thursday on the M90 motorway between Broxden and Craigend and run in six phases until July 2.
Bear Scotland, which will carry out the work, has conceded disruption is “inevitable” but says the work is required due to the impact of the “extreme winter” on roads.
Most of the roadworks will take place overnight but it will include three, 24-hour weekend projects.
The trunk road authority has also said the roadworks are necessary to create a “smoother and safer” journey for road users and will involve resurfacing areas of the carriageway and improving road markings.
It claims it will limit disruption to motorists by deploying a six-phase scheme but drivers have already seen delays in recent months on the Broxden to Inveralmond stretch due to major changes to the infrastructure required for the Cross Tay Link Road.
Andy Thompson, Bear Scotland’s representative for the north-east of Scotland, said: “This programme of improvements will not only address deterioration in the road surface but will also specifically enhance the skid resistance and therefore safety.”