A FLYOVER has been identified as the preferred option to improve one of the North-east’s most dangerous junctions.
The solution for the upgrade of the A90/A937 south junction at Laurencekirk comes following a detailed appraisal commissioned by regional transport body Nestrans.
The organisation considered the key transport problems, issues and opportunities in the area.
The preferred solution will improve capacity and reduce delays while increasing safety concerns among members of the public.
Nestrans Chairman councillor Ramsay Milne said: “I am pleased this study has been completed and appreciate the work that has gone into it to identify the best possible solutions for Laurencekirk residents, businesses and all other stakeholders.
“I look forward to the discussion on how the outcomes of the report can be progressed.”
Minister for transport and islands, Derek Mackay, said: “The Scottish Government has been committed to improving the A90 at Laurencekirk and the identification of a grade-separated junction for the route will be welcomed by all those who have campaigned for such an upgrade.
“We will now work with our partners to progress this work further including discussions around funding.”