It is clear from the many emails I have received the two routes are deeply unpopular but there is a solution.
A category 7A dual road will not fit on the existing route through Inverurie without demolition of 33 houses. The original outline was for a road that fitted the local surroundings not necessarily a category 7A road.
A category 5 or 6 road with a mix of grade separated junctions and roundabouts would fit apparently, interfering in only 3 gardens. This must be the quicker solution, least destructive and cheapest outcome.
It would necessitate a link road with a grade separated junction from the Rothienorman road to the A96 between the Drimmies and Conglass farms.
Inverurie needs a rapid solution and 2030 will see many hundreds of new houses adding to congestion.