Council survey under way after plea over safety on Aberdeen road

Shielhill Road

A survey is being carried out into how to improve safety on an Aberdeen road.

Residents have been raising concerns about the B999 Shielhill Road in Bridge of Don for several years, but were previously told there were no problems with the route.

But Aberdeen City Council is now carrying out a topographical survey of the area.

In a letter to residents, Alan McKay, team leader of road projects at Aberdeen City Council, said: “Aberdeen City Council is currently considering design options to improve the safety and operation of the B999/C19C Shielhill Road junction.

“To assist in this assessment a topographical survey requires to be undertaken.”

The letter adds that work began on January 8 and should conclude within five weeks.

One resident who lives on the B999 Shielhill Road, and did not wish to be named, has been raising safety concerns over the site with the council.

He was frustrated to be told there were no problems on the road.

He said: “The quality of life here is nil.

“By the time the topographical survey is done and results have come back it will end up being about three years until something is done about the road.

“They need to put in temporary measures.

“They need to put something in for safety measures now.

“It’s great it’s happening, but I don’t appreciate them leaving it for probably another three or four years before it’s all fixed.”

The resident said he hopes a speeding restriction could be put in place to ensure people slow down around the junction, as speeding is a concern in the area.

He added: “There should be a one-way entry to the B999, or a speed reduction on the road.

“I’ve been a one-man band on this, but it concerns the safety of my family and other people’s families, and the safety of my family comes before anything else.”

Aberdeen City Council failed to respond to the requests for comment.