A DULOCH homeowner has called for a halt to his street being used as a rat run for lorries heading to a nearby development.

Dad-of-three Gavin Woods, of Serf Avenue, said he's concerned about his children's safety because of the constant flow of site traffic.

He said: "It is a residential area but lorries are speeding up and down."

He said workers are supposed to use other entrances into Taylor Wimpey’s Wallace Grange development but are cutting through his street.

Gavin said: “There are no signs to tell them to go the other way. They don’t seem to be taking them through the Wimpey homes as they don’t want their residents to be upset.

“They go onto the site then come back and their wheels are caked in mud and the whole place is just filthy.”

Gavin said that Persimmon, who built the estate he stays in, had tried to address the issue with Taylor Wimpey.

“They apparently had a meeting arranged two weeks ago but Wimpey cancelled at the last minute. They have now just handed our road over to the council so they can’t do anything now.

“I phoned the police and they are aware of it and said they will have cars coming round on spec to make sure there’s no speeding.”

Another Serf Avenue resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “They can use their own road at Blane Crescent but it’s where their show house is so they direct site traffic up by us.

“I have talked to Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. They do nothing.

"Contacted the police, they just ignored them. The issue is they are in large trucks speeding, using mobiles, driving on pavements at speed, leaving trucks with engines running, blocking drives and the worst is the mud all over road.

“They have a road cleaner but the cold weather just makes it worse.”

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said they had now reviewed their traffic management plan and "taken proactive steps to remind all our suppliers, sub-contractors and site employees of the importance" of the plan.

They have also spoken to Persimmon and additional signs "to remind all road users of the speed limit, to be aware of children playing and to be courteous to neighbours" will be installed this week.

“We have considered other access routes for site construction traffic however there are no other suitable alternatives that could allow the safe movement of site vehicles," the firm said.

“Our site manager and his team regularly monitor the condition of Serf Avenue.

"The road is cleaned following every construction day – usually late afternoon, and we are fully committed to continuing this service.”