New aerial images show the latest progress with the £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
These exclusive pictures demonstrate how work is shaping up in the southern part of the major project and its sheer scale.
In the images, a number of bridges and flyovers can be seen that are currently under construction along the 36-mile (58km) route, which is set to open to traffic this winter.
Pictures show clearly how the long-awaited bypass winds through rural areas south of Aberdeen, from Stonehaven to Charleston and up to the Milltimber junction and Kingswells.
Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, said: “The latest aerial photography from the longest roads infrastructure project currently under construction in the UK, the AWPR/B-T project, shows the significant progress made along the 58km route over the past few months.
“Readers can see for themselves that the road is being laid and many bridges are nearing completion, if not complete.
“Indeed, the news that both North Deeside Road Bridge is expected to open over the next week and, in the coming weeks, the Contlaw Road bridge as well, I’m sure will be welcomed.”