Options for improvements at a notorious junction were set to go on show today.
Transport Scotland has three options for a £24 million flyover at Laurencekirk.
The public will have the chance to comment on the options at a public exhibition at St Laurence Hall in Laurencekirk which was to run until 7pm.
Two variations of a flyover replacing the existing junction to the south of Laurencekirk, and the realignment of the A937 with a new flyover north of Laurencekirk are the three options being considered for upgrading the A90/A937 junction.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Since we appointed design consultants in September 2016, we have been working hard to identify and undertake an initial assessment of options for the planned improvements at Laurencekirk.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibition today or view the material online and give us their views by November 27.
“All comments received will be considered as we look to identify a preferred option next year.
“While there is still a lot of essential development work to be carried out, we continue to push forward the design preparation stages to deliver this scheme as soon as possible, which will bring improved road safety and economic benefits.”
Campaigners have been calling for a flyover at the A90/A937 road for more than 10 years.
It was announced in January 2016 the road upgrade would be part of £504m of investments allocated to the North-east to improve infrastructure and attract jobs.
Chairman of the City Region Deal joint committee and leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Councillor Jim Gifford said: “As this region undergoes an exciting period of transformation and investment, improvements to the Laurencekirk junction are a priority and one of a number of infrastructure upgrades.
“Complementing the Aberdeen City Region Deal, the additional £254m funding package we received from the Scottish Government has enabled this project to progress, and we are delighted to demonstrate to the public the progress made so far.”
Option one is a flyover with a full diamond arrangement replacing the existing junction south of Laurencekirk.
The A937 carries over the A90 on a new bridge with a roundabout either side of the bridge.
A link road would provide replacement access to Johnston Lodge and Johnston Mains from the eastern roundabout.
Option two is flyover with a half-cloverleaf arrangement replacing the existing junction south of Laurencekirk.
It would include a new bridge for the A937 over the A90 with a roundabout at both ends. A link road would provide replacement access to Johnston Lodge and Johnston Mains from a junction with the realigned A937 near Mains of Newton.
Option three is a realignment of the A937 on the east side of the A90.
It would run from the existing A937 near the south junction to a new flyover at the north of Laurencekirk.
It would have a new bridge over the A90 with roundabouts either side for turning manoeuvres to access Laurencekirk and A90 northbound via the existing junction.
Travelling southbound on the A90 would be accessed via a slip road near the existing junction to the south of the town.
A link road would provide replacement access to Keilburn Farm and cottages from the east roundabout.