Traffic on four Aberdeen roads will face disruption for almost a year as part of a bid to improve safety at a school.
Greenburn Road, Greenburn Drive, Waterton Road and Lade Crescent in Bankhead will all be affected by traffic measures which have been put in place, designed to boost safety around the newly completed Stoneywood School.
A prohibition of waiting has been imposed on Greenburn Road and Greenburn Drive, 10 metres on either side of the junction between the two roads.
Meanwhile, a 20mph speed limit has been introduced on Waterton Road and Lade Crescent.
The order, which started last week, is due to be in place until July 11 next year.
According to the order by Aberdeen City Council, the measure is being taken to protect public safety while a permanent traffic regulation is put in place.
The order states: “The measures are necessary to ensure road safety around the new school while a permanent traffic regulation order is progressed.”
The new Stoneywood Primary, which cost £13 million, is due to accept its first pupils this week.
Lord Provost Barney Crockett, who represents the Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone ward, said: “This is all part of the process for setting up the new school in the area.
“The safety of the children is always paramount. Residents I think will be patient and know that this is for the safety of the children at the school.
“They will be pleased that there will be a new school at the site and not a vacant or derelict site which we had for some time.
“The quicker we get a permanent traffic order in place at the sites the better.”
The school has the capacity to house 434 pupils and will also include a nursery.
It is on the site of the former Bankhead Academy which was destroyed by a fire in 2012.
Funding for the new school was allocated by the council’s five-year capital programme.
Ross Grant, Aberdeen City Council spokesman for transport, said: “The safety of our pupils is a top priority and, as the opening of the £13m state-of-the-art Stoneywood school nears, a traffic order has been raised that will see various traffic restrictions in place.
“This will ensure that pupils have the opportunity to safely make their way to school, which I welcome.”