Land made unsafe by a landslide, which resulted in more than 50 Dundee households having to be evacuated, is finally set to be secured.
The slip happened between Gardner Street and Lochee Road in December 2013.
More than 18 months later, work to stabilise the area still hasn’t taken place.
But the city council has confirmed that works will commence this month, costing £777,000.
Many residents affected by the slip are still waiting for the green light to return to their homes.
In March, the council confirmed that a £778,000, 15-week project to make the area safe was due to be carried out by contractors Sir Robert McAlpine.
The Tele spoke to residents living near the area after the announcement by the council.
Roselyn Boath, 44, an assistant cook, said: “Some of my colleagues were really badly affected by the landslide.
“One was living in the tenements and had to move to her mother’s house.
“She still has not been able to come back after all this time.”
Susan Taylor, 47, a cleaner, said: “It is about time that something is being done.
“It has been like that for months and months.
“I certainly wouldn’t like to be one of the people living in that block.”
Barry Dolan, 37, a civil servant, said: “I thought they were just leaving it now, to be honest.
“It has been like that since I moved to the area just over a year ago.
“It is good that it is finally getting sorted out.”
A council spokeswoman said: “Work will start on site by the middle of this month.
“The necessary works to reinstate the retaining wall will cost almost £777,000.
“It will take 15 weeks to complete.”
“City engineers carried out a survey of the damage caused by the landslide, and emergency work began shortly afterwards.”
No one was injured as a result of the slip, but more than 100 people were evacuated after tons of earth and rubble tumbled from the rear of the tenements on Gardner Street.