Updated designs to upgrade Moray’s busiest road will go on display this month.
Transport Scotland is currently drawing up plans to convert the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road to a dual carriageway along its entire length.
A preferred option has already been announced for the section between Hardmuir and Fochabers with new bypasses proposed to the north of Forres and south of Elgin.
Yesterday the agency revealed that updated designs will be unveiled to the public during a series of meetings at the end of the month.
Changes expected to be included include different layouts of junctions and proposals for how to incorporate cyclists.
Transport minister Michael Matheson said: “Having announced the preferred option in December 2018 for the 28-mile section between Hardmuir and Fochabers, we are now providing the public with the opportunity to see key design developments and active travel proposals following public feedback and ongoing design work.
“The scheme will provide better transport connections in Moray and to the wider transport network, bring relief to communities currently affected by through traffic and save over 20 minutes for road users travelling between Hardmuir and Fochabers.”
Transport Scotland expect the completed road to be open by 2030.
The forthcoming events will be held at Forres Town Hall on Tuesday, October 29, Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday, October 30 and in Speymouth Hall in Mosstodloch on Thursday, October 31. All the sessions run from noon to 7pm.