Residents calling for a ban on heavy lorries rattling down a resident street in Aberdeen will make their case to the council next week.
Councillors will consider a petition signed by more than 140 members of the Bucksburn community, who want a weight restriction to be introduced on Sclattie Park.
The petition calls on the authority to stop all lorries and other heavy vehicles from travelling up and down the road amid concerns that it is being used as shortcut to avoid sections of the busy A96 Bucksburn to Blackburn road.
As well as mounting kerbs and damaging grass and pavements, residents have concerns over the possibility of the heavy vehicles damaging gas mains or water pipes.
Local councillor Graeme Lawrence said: “It’s been an ongoing thing for quite a while in Bucksburn.
“There’s a lot of construction going on around about, so we’ve got a lot of these 35 tonne vehicles coming down Sclattie Park, going pretty quickly as well.
“The problem is that it’s only a little residential street. They’re a lot heavier than the buses, and they’re driven a lot more dangerously, clipping corners and kerbs, it’s a safety thing that residents are concerned about.
“And when you’ve got heavy vehicles coming up onto pavements to miss cars and things, you’ve got the potential of them damaging water and electrical mains as well.
“And they thunder through with some racket, which can be quite intimidating for some of the elderly people in the area.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said the traffic management team was aware of the concerns, and investigating to determine what vehicles were using the road.
Councillor Alan Donnelly, the convener of the city authority’s petitions committee, said: “We’ll hear what they have to say about the misuse of this road, according to them, of heavy goods vehicles on Sclattie Park.
“This committee was set up purely for residents in communities to be able to raise their questions and concerns, it’s a democratic process, and I hope we get more petitions like this coming in to make sure the council is aware of what’s going on out in the public arena.”