Three community councils have expressed concerns about the installation of a four-way traffic light system at a busy Aberdeen roundabout.
Culter Community Council, Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber as well as North Kincardine Rural Community Council have all said they don’t want to see the roundabout replaced at the Milltimber Brae/North Deeside Road junction.
All three have said it will create more tailbacks in the area as a result.
Colin Pike, AWPR spokesman for North Kincardine Rural Community Council, said: “All three community councils don’t want to see traffic lights installed in place of the roundabout.
“We have had discussions and it seems Transport Scotland won’t budge on their idea to replace the roundabout.”
Peter Roberts, planning liaison officer at Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council, said: “The roundabout is working quite well at the moment and people think it is much better than traffic lights.
“Transport Scotland isn’t listening to the people in the area so it is hard for any decision to be reversed.
“It is a little bit frustrating for us but we understand they are limited to a budget and they have to stick to a timeframe as well.”
David Wakefield, chairman of Culter Community Council, said: “The community council in Culter would like to see the roundabout remain in place once the AWPR is complete. By installing traffic lights in place of the roundabout it will cause huge delays in the area.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “At present, a temporary roundabout is in place at Milltimber Brae/ North Deeside Road. The final road layout will include the provision of four-way traffic signals in this area, as proposed in the draft orders published in 2007 and concluded through the necessary statutory processes. No date has yet been set for installing the permanent signals.”