The main trunk road to Aberdeen has returned to two lanes as work on the south section of the AWPR nears completion.
Both lanes on the southbound carriageway of the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road at Stonehaven have re-opened after motorists endured months of contra-flows on the route.
There will be some further lane closures, but these will take place during off-peak times, overnight or at weekends.
This will allow the contractor to carry out finishing works to the new bridging structure over the A979 Netherley Road, as well as complete connections to the new Stonehaven Junction and Fastlink.
The current 50 mph speed restriction will remain in place until works in this area are complete.
A Transport Scotland spokesman last night said: “A number of side roads and bridges built as part of the AWPR/B-T project are opening in advance of the new trunk road.
“As with any change to road layout, we strongly encourage road users to drive with more caution than usual. We would also kindly request that drivers observe all of the signage in place to enhance the safety of road users and road workers.
“We thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”