Remedial work to restore the Fettercairn Arch and realign the road has been completed.
Work will start in October to redesign a Mearns landmark following a public consultation.
Road chiefs are going back to the drawing board over the troubled Royal Arch at Fettercairn after its latest weather-related closure.
A revised road layout design has been drawn up following complaints about traffic calming measures in Fettercairn.
“Failed traffic management measures” have been blamed for having a “catastrophic” effect on local businesses in a Mearns village.