Transport bosses are set to meet members of an Aberdeen community over a controversial junction connected with the city’s bypass route.
Culter Community Council is holding a meeting next week to ask bosses from Transport Scotland about Milltimber Brae, where a roundabout has been replaced by temporary traffic lights as part of work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).
Lavina Massie, vice-chairwoman of Culter Community Council, said: “We have been inundated with people contacting us about the problems they have had in getting to work, school and into town.
“Some people are more than 20 minutes late for work and kids are turning up halfway through their first period because of the traffic lights.
“We knew removing the roundabout was going to be a problem, but not as bad as it is. They have people monitoring the lights at rush hour, surely this is not what they planned.
“Having the bosses come to the meeting will allow us, and residents of Culter – and I am sure the surrounding area – to ask them questions.”
Following the installation of the lights there have been major delays in all directions on North Deeside Road and Milltimber Brae.
Lavina added: “We would like to see the roundabout put back as it allowed the traffic to move more freely. I am sure the residents of Culter will also feel the same.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “Transport Scotland will attend the Culter Community Council in December, along with the project’s managing agent.
“As well as giving the community an opportunity to ask questions about the works in Milltimber, our representatives will describe how the new Milltimber Junction is expected to work when the AWPR opens to traffic and explain why traffic signals will be required on the A93 North Deeside Road/B979 Milltimber Brae Junction.”
The meeting will take place on Tuesday at Peterculter Parish Church.
The event is open to the public who will have the chance to ask questions.
Meanwhile, a short section of Milltimber Brae will close near the junction with North Deeside Road from 8pm today until 6am on Monday for resurfacing work.