A councillor has welcomed the opening of the latest section of the Aberdeen bypass – but has warned drivers to take care on the route.
Ellon and district councillor Gillian Owen has been campaigning for years for road improvements on the A90.
Mrs Owen today issued a plea to drivers with the imminent opening of the 12km route of the bypass between Balmedie and Tipperty.
The new dual carriageway now ends at the Ellon roundabout with Ms Owen warning drivers that the inside lane is for turning into the town and not continuing on the A90.
She wants work to be carried out on road markings near the roundabout saying they need “refreshing”.
She said: “I am concerned that once cars arrive at the roundabout and have to slow down to join a single carriageway to Peterhead, at peak times, we could have congestion, with drivers attempting to use both lanes to go straight on.
“Two into one doesn’t go. I have again today asked for urgent action before there is an incident at the junction.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “We welcome Cllr Owen’s comments. Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL), the contractor for the project, has confirmed that the section of road on the approach to Ellon Roundabout is outwith the scope of the AWPR/B-T project.
“As the Balmedie to Tipperty construction works do not affect the roundabout, there will be no change to its configuration.
“We have however asked the trunk road operating company, BEAR Scotland, to inspect the road markings.”