Transport chiefs have taken the wraps off plans for new road bridges at two Highland Perthshire beauty spots.
The crossings at River Tummel and Loch Faskally will be created as part of the ambitious £3 billion A9 dualling project.
Locals will get to scrutinise the project when plans go to public consultation in the new year.
Economy secretary Keith Brown announced that draft orders for the four-mile Pitlochry to Killiecrankie stretch had now been published.
Papers show that hundreds of roadside sites will be snapped up using compulsory purchase powers to pave the way for the upgrade. A similar land grab operation is under way for the 13-mile Killiecrankie to Glen Garry stretch.
The consultation on this latest phase of the scheme will run until February.
Mr Brown said: “Having recently published draft orders for the Killiecrankie-Glen Garry project, we are now able to publish the draft orders for the over four mile stretch between the popular tourist towns of Pitlochry and Killiecrankie.”
He added: “I would encourage anyone with an interest in this project to attend the exhibitions in January, or view the orders and environmental statement online.”
Mr Brown said: “When completed, our ambitious programme to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness will bring benefits for road users, communities and businesses who live along or use this important route between central Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.”
The design will keep the existing A9 River Tummel crossing as a southbound carriageway, while creating a new bow string arch structure for traffic travelling north.
Further north, a new crossing will be built at Loch Faskally for southbound vehicles.
The plan for the Pitlochry-Killiecrankie stretch also involves widening the existing single carriageway at three sections.
Side roads will be upgraded, while some existing A9 access points will be closed for safety reasons.
The public will get the chance to pore over the plans at consultation events in Pitlochry Town Hall on January 17 from 1pm to 7pm, and from 10am to 3pm the following day.