Plans to use compulsory purchase orders to clear the way for a long-awaited Aberdeen roads upgrade will be reviewed this month.
Around 500 letters were sent to residents who may be affected by the £22 million Berryden Corridor Improvement scheme in February.
The plan, first mooted in 2003, will involve widening the road to a dual carriageway, with associated junction improvements from Skene Square to Ashgrove Road and a new dual carriageway built from Ashgrove Road to the St Machar Drive roundabout.
Officials will review their CPO plans later this month – but opposition members have called for the administration to “get on with it”.
Councillor Bill Cormie hit out at the ruling administration, claiming they were “at least four years behind” in the process. He said: “To leave it until this late stage is just unreal.”
Council finance chief Willie Young said officers were pushing ahead with the plans, adding that the authority wanted to avoid “another Don Crossing” situation.