Lorries could be banned from an Aberdeen street within months after the council approved the measure last week.
The local authority rubber-stamped the move to apply a width restriction on vehicles using Golf Road in Seaton after residents raised complaints about the issue.
And yesterday, it emerged that the ban could be in place by as early as October.
Aberdeen Central MSP, Kevin Stewart, said: “It is crucial that the HGVs are banned from these residential roads as soon as possible, in the interest of safety.
“The community pushed hard for this ban and I am glad that the council listened.”
The restriction between the junctions of Regent Walk and Linksfield Road will mean HGVs would not be able to use School Road and Golf Road as a rat-run and instead they would have to drive on King Street which is a main road used to access the city bypass (AWPR).
The width restriction proposal comes after the Seaton Network group raised a petition which was considered at operational delivery committee at a meeting in November last year.
The committee members then noted that officers had recently undertaken traffic surveys in the area and were due to examine the results and look at various options as a result.
The report before yesterday’s committee said the traffic surveys indicated that between 7,765 to 10,147 vehicles use this route during a working day, and 9.3% to 12.1% of this is considered as Light or Heavy Goods Vehicles.
The average vehicle speeds on School Road are around 21mph westbound and 24mph eastbound with 85% speeds of 28mph westbound and 29mph eastbound.
The report added that having considered the options, a width restriction installed on Golf Road, between the junctions of Regent Walk and Linksfield Road, is the most practical solution to address people’s concerns at this time. This option would prevent all unnecessary through HGV traffic in Seaton whilst ensuring HGVs that have legitimate access to either side of the restriction can still do so.
Officers will survey the location after the width restriction is in place and will also consider the installation of temporary vehicle activated signs as well as supporting continued enforcement work by police.
A statutory consultation period and public consultation will now be held into the width restriction with the associated normal legal process to follow thereafter.