Transport chiefs have been accused of keeping the North-east in the dark over the completion date of the long awaited Aberdeen bypass.
The first traffic was due to flow down the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) by the end of winter – which Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce had clarified meant February.
But after the collapse of Carillion, one of the partners involved in building the road, the project has been hit with major delays.
And despite repeated requests to come up with an estimated new date for the road’s completion, Transport Scotland has remained silent on the matter.
Russell Borthwick, chief executive of the chamber of commerce, said they had a duty to keep the people of the North-east informed so that businesses could make plans.
In a letter to John Wilson, AWPR managing agent, on January 5, Mr Borthwick said: “Stakeholders understand that sometimes there are delays to major infrastructure projects. What is unacceptable is not being given clarity.”