Plans have been lodged to build a major roundabout as part of proposals to create 600 homes in the North-east.
The new roundabout would be for the junction of the B987, the road from the Broomhill Roundabout into Kintore, and the B994 to Kemnay.
The plans are part of new proposals to develop 600 homes and a neighbourhood centre.
Scotia Homes is leading the Kintore East development.
The roundabout would be just north of the existing one at Tumulus Way, serving Midmill Business Park.
And it would be built on land to the north-west of the existing T-junction.
Roger Laird, of Scotia Homes, believes people living in the area will be positive about what is being proposed.
But he said the company has no timescale in mind for the development.
He said: “The plans introduce the possibility of a roundabout, a short distance from the current one.
“I think it will be welcomed by the local community.
“It will be advertised. We haven’t programmed a timescale on the plans yet.”
East Garioch councillor Martin Ford said he will make a decision when local authority planners have provided councillors with feedback.Cllr Ford said: “Decisions have to be made in relation to the local development plan.
“Until we know the planners’ assessment, we can’t comment more.
“The policies of the local development plan determine an application.”