A councillor has called for safety barriers in a north-east village to stop the risk of a “serious incident” occuring.
Richard Thomson, who represents Ellon and District, was responding to concerns of local residents who brought to light the lack of a safety barrier near Foveran.
The AWPR stretch is only separated from the old A90, which serves as a link to the village, by a steep embankment and wire fence.
Residents raised concerns that a car could come off the new road into oncoming traffic on the old A90.
Mr Thomson said: “We need to act now to prevent a catastrophic accident in the future and I hope that by highlighting this with the AWPR construction team some minds can be concentrated and we can get this matter resolved quickly.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “All of the appropriate design standards and guidance have been followed in developing the project and additional barriers are not considered necessary.
“As with all trunk roads, prior to opening the road to traffic, a fully independent road safety audit will be undertaken and any necessary recommendations will be implemented.”