New safety measures have been installed at a notorious north-east junction.
Flashing signs urging drivers to reduce their speed have been introduced at the Toll of Birness on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead road, north of Ellon.
It is the latest improvements at the accident spot, with the road resurfaced and more barriers installed.
Councillors have welcomed the new addition, but renewed their calls for the junction to be upgraded.
Transport body Nestrans is looking at options to improve safety on the route.
Councillor Gillian Owen, has been steering the campaign for improvements, said: “I want to thank Transport Scotland for responding to my requests on remedial issues and for the works that have now been undertaken on the A90 Ellon onwards.
“I am delighted to see further safety measures have been included.
“The campaign has been pressing for street lights around that area, but Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said no, therefore it is pleasing to see the addition of flashing warning lights either side of the junction. Any extra safety measure is to be welcomed, while we wait to see the outcome of the full Nestrans report and solutions.”
Councillor Isobel Davidson also welcomed the works, but insisted only a new layout would have an impact on accidents at the notorious stretch of road.
She said: “Anything that reinforces the road safety message at the Toll of Birness is welcome but the junction needs an urgent upgrade to make it much safer than it currently is.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “As a result of our annual assessment of road safety, we undertook a route accident reduction plan for the A90 north of Aberdeen.
“This study recommended the installation of vehicle activated signs (VAS’s) warning drivers on the A90 or turning traffic on the A952 and these signs were commissioned last week.
“This is additional to the resurfacing and road markings which were undertaken last financial year when we also installed roadside barrier and additional signage at bends along the routeto provide consistent information to drivers on the nature and presence of these.
“These works signify a substantial investment towards the Scottish Government’s 2020 casualty reduction targets.”