Transport bosses expect to confirm this year if the current timescales for dualling the A9 and A96 "remain deliverable".
The A96 is partially closed this morning following a multi-vehicle collision.
An Italian man will go on trial later this year accused of killing five people - including his own four-year-old son - after falling asleep behind the wheel.
A lorry has overturned on a major north-east road.
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ – Crews nearing end of phenomenal effort to clear north-east roads of snow
Crews clearing Moray roads from drifts up to 14ft deep in some rural spots say they are beginning to see the “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Snow ploughs will return to the railway line between Keith and Inverurie today after trains were stopped in their tracks by 6ft-high drifts.
Members of the Peaky Blinders production crew - along with a shivering canary - were among those needing emergency accommodation after being caught up in the travel chaos.
‘Astounding’ kindness: Hero hotel owners praised for putting up 28 people stranded by A96 snow closure for free
The owners of an Aberdeenshire hotel have been hailed as heroes for putting up dozens of people free of charge after they were stranded by snow.
Main roads have been closed in the north and north east of Scotland following heavy snowfalls.
Two ambulance crew members spent two hours digging snow, pushing cars and directing traffic this morning in an effort to get the A96 moving through the snow - at the end of a 12-hour nightshift.
Snow drifts and wind conditions on roads across the north and north-east are causing chaos for drivers, with a number of closures in place and public transport cancelled.
Transport bosses have extended the consultation period of a major north-east road improvement project - a move that has been welcomed by locals.
Police have advised motorists to use caution on A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road to the north of Dyce due to adverse weather conditions.
Timescales to deliver the A9 and A96 dualling projects will need to be considered in light of the coronavirus pandemic, says the first minister.
Residents living close to the route of a major north-east road development have warned the project will have a "significant" impact on their lives.
Residents living on the route of a planned major north-east road upgrade say the project will wreak havoc with wildlife in the area.
Transport chiefs have been urged to extend a consultation over a major north-east road improvement project over fears some residents could be left out.
A male cyclist was taken to hospital following a crash with a car at an Aberdeen roundabout.
A major Aberdeen roundabout will be partially closed overnight this week while a three-month contraflow system is set up.
A man has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the A96 near Huntly.
Residents in the north-east woke up to wintry conditions this morning.
The route proposed by transport officials for the dualling of a major north-east road has been branded "not fit for purpose".
A project which could transform one of the north-east's key routes has taken a major step forward after the preferred route was announced.
The surface of a major north-east road is to be improved in two separate sections, in two projects costing a total of £335,000.
A section of a major north-east road was blocked tonight following a two-car crash.
The A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road is currently closed at Pitcaple following a one-vehicle crash.
A major road in Moray has been fully reopened after a four-car crash.
Police have confirmed a huge fire which destroyed a former Aberdeen school was set deliberately.
New images show the devastating result following a blaze at a former primary school in Aberdeen.
Firefighters have worked through the night to tackle a massive blaze at a former Aberdeen school.