Councillors have been urged to provide a firm date for the opening of a new road after another deadline was missed.
The call has come more than a year after the route was originally built. The link, which connects the B9170 Oldmeldrum Road to the B9001 at Rothienorman was constructed by Malcolm Allan Housebuilders to meet a planning condition attached to housing developments at Uryside and Portstown.
But the road remains closed because of a design fault at the Rothienorman end.
Aberdeenshire Council began remedial action to rectify the problem this summer and estimated the work would be completed by November.
But that deadline has come and gone and Peter Chapman, North-east Tory MSP, has contacted the local authority for an update.
“With only two working weeks to Christmas, any extra work required by the safety audit could mean that we won’t get to use the road until after the holiday.”