Residents of an Aberdeen street have called for council chiefs to improve local roads – claiming lives could be lost as the area expands.
The people of Shielhill Drive in Bridge of Don have said they feel “under siege” by the heavy vehicles that regularly use the roads near their home and the lack of pavement or signage.
Scotia Homes is building houses nearby and has handed the council £500,000 in developer contributions to improve the roads.
But the authority has yet to undertake the work despite the money being given a number of years ago.
Local resident Alistair Laird estimates that about 880 lorries pass his home every week and he has now spent thousands of pounds on soundproofing and security cameras to monitor the traffic.
He moved from Ellon around five years ago and says the heavy traffic involved in work on the AWPR has been near constant and that drivers often speed down the narrow road.
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He said: “We want the speed limit reduced and for work to be done on the roads.
“The council has the money so what is the hold up? It is a very frustrating situation to be in.
“I don’t want to see anyone hurt or killed, this should be urgent.”
His neighbour Alan Law added: “I am an advanced driver and I know the vehicles going down the road are far too fast.
“I worry there could be a serious accident.”
Bridge of Don independent councillor John Reynolds said: “This has been a long running issue which is causing a lot of concerns for people in the area.
“I think these concerns should be taken seriously.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The developer obligations form part of the phased development of the Shielhill area. Part of the developer obligations include monies for improvement to the local roads network as mitigation against the traffic impact caused by the development.
“We can confirm that the developer obligation monies have been received and as the phased development proceeds, the improvements to the local network will be implemented within the agreed 10-year window.
“We are investing £5million in roads infrastructure across the city and more than £2million for street lighting enhancements.”