Councillors will hear next month what option is best to improve one of Aberdeen’s worst traffic blackspots.
Aberdeen City Council is looking at ways to ease congestion at the Bridge of Dee, the main approach to the city from the south.
The findings of the three options will be put in front of city councillors next month.
The first option includes a new dual carriageway link road between Garthdee Road and the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee route.
There would also be a cable bridge, with improvements made to the road to allow two lanes in both directions.
The existing Bridge of Dee road would also be widened.
A second option would include all of this, as well as a link between Inchgarth Road and North Deeside Road.
The last proposal outlines plans for an arch bridge, with junction improvements and a single carriageway link road between Leggart Terrace and the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.
The venture is expected to cost between £40 million and £70m.
An update given to regional transport body Nestrans says: “The draft study is to be reported to Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee next month.”
Nestrans chief Derick Murray added each option will have advantages and disadvantages.
He said: “The city council will receive a report on the finalisation of the STAG (Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance).
“The STAG analysis gives you options and analyses these options.
“It gives you the pros and cons of each one. The city council looks at how that analysis has gone on the options which were agreed to be taken forward.
“This will be up to the councillors on how they wish to take this forward.”