Calls have been made for urgent repairs to a “magic roundabout” due to safety fears.
Inverurie Community Council has raised concerns over the condition of the road surface and markings at the Blackhall roundabout on the A96.
Community council member Eric Simpson said: “The whole road surface is broken up.
“There’s just no road markings at all.
“People are using the wrong lanes, particularly people that don’t know the roundabout, they’re crossing into the wrong lanes.
“There’s been a number of accidents there caused by the road markings.
“I think the community in Inverurie would like to see the road resurfaced and clearly marked in the interests of all road users.”
The roundabout has gained some notoriety as particularly confusing, with former area councillor Richard Cowling even nicknaming it “the magic roundabout” due to its “baffling” lane system.
A spokeswoman for BEAR Scotland said: “We are aware of some deterioration to the A96 Blackhall roundabout and are currently in the process of programming repairs.
“We regularly liaise with local authorities to inform them of our intended works programme, and are in discussion with Aberdeenshire Council after they inquired if our contractor may be able to carry out repairs to the B9170 including the roundabout during the same period to minimise overall disruption and make best use of available resources.
“Discussions are ongoing between BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland, the local authority and our contractor to see if this is something which can take place.
“Once a programme has been determined information will be shared with the community council and all other relevant stakeholders to make them aware of any planned road improvements.”