Residents living beside a busy Dundee street are fuming over new roadworks which have left them facing lengthy diversions.
They spoke out after Coupar Angus Road was shut to southbound traffic from the South Road roundabout, down Lochee High Street bypass to the junction with Loon’s Road, from July 10.
It is the second round of closures for the area, after a section of the same road was closed for a number of weeks.
Residents have complained, saying that the work has added up to 20 minutes to their regular journeys.
They claim a diversion sign was placed on the road – but had been removed and was now in the nearby Lidl car park.
Taxi driver Jim Leaburn, 68, said he was being criticised by customers for taking longer routes to avoid the closure.
He added: “They have done too much here at one time. People get in the taxi and they ask ‘why are you going this way?’ and you try to explain but they think you are at it.”
James Montgomery, 58, a labourer who lives alongside the road, said: “Getting from A to B is an absolute nightmare just now.
“You need to travel twice the distance owing to the diversion.”
Councillor Alan Ross, who represents the Lochee ward, said he empathised with locals – but added that the work was essential.
He said: “I know that it is frustrating – I am a driver myself.
“I share everyone’s frustrations because it has been difficult to get around the area for a while but maybe people can look at planning ahead or working around them.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “These major roadworks will be completed as soon as possible and the project is still within its three-week programme.
“We apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused.”