Safety improvements will be made to an Aberdeen street next year after concerns were raised by a city MSP.
Aberdeen Central member Kevin Stewart has welcomed confirmation from the City Council that safety improvements will be made on Urquhart Road during the April school break next year.
He had raised concerns with the city council and the police about the risk faced by drivers and pedestrians at the junction with Park Road due to a new housing development at the location increasing traffic in the area.
He said: “We cannot have unsafe junctions on our roads, and I am glad the city council have listened to the concerns of many residents in the area, and developers are planning to install the traffic lights there in the spring.
“I also contacted Police Scotland about the reports of collisions and near misses at the site and was pleased to receive a response from them confirming that they have increased patrols in that area.
“Dangerous driving has no place in our city centres so it is crucial going forward that robust traffic management plans are in place and residents’ concerns are listened to regarding all road safety issues.”
Council transport spokesman Ross Grant said: “As part of the planning consent granted by Aberdeen City Council relating to three developments in this area of town, there was included a condition to provide full signalisation of this junction, including an all-round pedestrian phase, in order to facilitate the safe movement of the increased number of pedestrians and traffic from the developments.”