A multi-million pounds scheme to upgrade part of the A75 where a baby died has begun.
The road improvements are along a two and a quarter mile stretch between the Hardgrove crossroads and Carrutherstown.
The road is the main route to the port at Stranraer and is used by thousands of cars and lorries every day.
Matthew Taylor reports:
Staff have begun preparatory work beside the A75 at Carrutherstown, in Dumfries and Galloway, which will see a section of the road upgraded.
Work has begun on upgrading a dangerous stretch of road on the A75 between Dumfries and Annan.
Campaigners have been calling for road improvements for years, following a number of fatal accidents.
In one of those accidents a three-week-old baby boy was killed.