A “rat run” through Invergowrie is expected to become even worse when new traffic lights are installed on the western edge of Dundee.
Commuters are already speeding through the village in a bid to avoid traffic at the Swallow roundabout on the A90, it has been claimed.
New lights will be put in as part of an overhaul of the roundabout, needed to improve access to hundreds of new homes.
However, “appalled” Carse of Gowrie councillor Angus Forbes is calling for traffic calming measures on Invergowrie’s Main Street, as he fears more and more people will decide to cut through the village when heading to Perth from Dundee.
The traffic lights were approved by Dundee City Council as part of work related to the new 650-home Western Gateway development nearby.
Officials at neighbouring Perth and Kinross Council raised concerns that the changes would lead to an increase in traffic cutting through Invergowrie.