Concerned motorists fear there could be a “serious” accident on a busy Dundee road because of a damaged manhole cover.
Traffic cones have been placed around the hazard on Kellas Road near the junction with Drumgeith Road.
Motorists heading towards Murroes are being forced to move on to the opposite side of the road in the 30mph zone.
Liz Chisholm, 65, who has a horse stabled at a farm in Murroes, said that the traffic cones have been in place for the last five weeks.
She said cars are being forced into oncoming traffic as a result.
Liz said: “There have been a few near-misses.
“There could be a serious accident, especially now it is getting darker.
“There aren’t any signs giving motorists a warning about the obstruction on the road.
“If folk are coming round the bend at any speed while another vehicle is going in the opposite direction it could be an issue.
“I’m aware there have been complaints made about it but it was unclear whose responsibility it was.”
Repairing the damage is the responsibility of Scottish Water.
A spokesman for the utility firm said contractors are due to fix it later this month.
Sarah Harrison, 37, from Broughty Ferry, whose Shetland pony Glen is based up at Murroes, also has concerns the damaged manhole could pose a risk.
She said: “The problem has been there for about a month.
“The manhole cover does look damaged when I’ve driven past it.
“I thought it would have been fixed by now.
“I’m aware some people have complained about the matter.”
One passer-by said it is “clear as day” that the obstruction in the road is posing a problem for motorists.
He said: “I’ve seen a few cars swerving past it on my way past.
“It’s quite a busy road and I’ve seen drivers being forced to slow down to allow traffic coming in the opposite direction to get past them.”
A Scottish Water spokesman said: “A repair to a manhole is scheduled to be carried out at this location by our contractors Kier on Friday October 12 with two-way traffic lights in place.
“Kier is investigating whether it is possible this work could be brought forward to allow the repair to be completed before the scheduled date.”