Buildings have been demolished to make way for Aberdeen’s multi-million pound Berryden Corridor.
The plans have moved forward after an application was made to identify if an environmental impact assessment for a section of the £26.4 million route around Back Hilton Road, Ashgrove Road and Great Northern Road, and St Machar Drive needs to be carried out.
The new dual carriageway for the section will be less than 10 kilometres in length.
Some gardens will be bulldozed, while the council has already lodged plans to demolish a group of eyesore buildings it owns on Powis Terrace, including the former Central Garage.
Homeowners affected by the plans have already been contacted by the council.
Councillor Ross Grant said: “The council will be in constant dialogue with property owners in the area about the Berryden corridor.”