Residents are to be given a say on how major road and rail improvements should be carried out across the North-east.
In November, two reports were tabled assessing how up to £420 million should be spent on boosting transport links north of the Granite City.
Officials from Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council have since been considering the details and the options are set to be discussed at a series of community meetings throughout this year before a formal public consultation.
According to Ellon and District Councillor Gillian Owen, the issue will be discussed at Formartine area committee on January 16, giving residents the chance to air their views for the first time.
Improvements could include new roundabouts at Toll of Birness and Cortes junctions, upgrades at other junctions and reopening a rail line between Aberdeen, Dyce and Ellon.
Cllr Owen said: “The Toll of Birness must be upgraded as a matter of urgency.”