A tense public meeting between congestion-weary residents of an Aberdeen suburb and transport chiefs ended in a stalemate.
People living around Culter say their lives have been made miserable by gridlock at the junction of Milltimber Brae and North Deeside Road, caused by a set of temporary traffic lights at the spot.
And they fear the situation will become commonplace, when permanent lights are installed instead of the roundabout that was previously there.
Hundreds of disgruntled residents packed into Peterculter Parish Church for a public meeting. The event was arranged by Culter Community Council and presided over by the group’s chairman, David Wakefield.
Mr Wakefield said: “There is a widespread fear that traffic pressures at peak commuting times will result in continual delays, with an unacceptable impact on our lives.”
Managing agent for the AWPR project John Wilson said the average waiting time was 10 minutes.