Parts of Rosyth are living a “nightmare”, with nose-to-tail HGVs diverted from the Forth Road Bridge.
Locals have raised concerns such as air pollution, pupil safety, noise and cracks appearing in houses.
Councillor Mike Shirkie has called on Fife Council to investigate air pollution in the Admiralty Road area worst hit.
The traffic has been exacerbated since the bridge closed to HGVs.
He said: “From 6.30-9.30am the build-up of traffic is unbelievable with lines of traffic, particularly HGVs, nose to tail along this road.
“There are four sets of traffic lights along this road, adding to the snarl-up.”
He added: “I have genuine concerns about the health and wellbeing of residents, particularly in respect of air pollution, but also with noise levels and potential structural damage to houses.”
Nurse Wendy Smith has noticed a long horizontal crack above the window lintel in her upstairs bedroom which has coincided with increased heavy traffic.
Having lived in the street for 58 years, she said the traffic is now “horrendous”.
“Even when the dockyard was here, it was never as busy. These lorries start coming past from 4am, and you can feel the vibrations in the house.”
Both she and her sister Sandra Wilson, who also lives in the street, fear for the safety of young pupils as they make their way to and from school.
She said: “The lollipop man takes his life in his hands.”
Mr Shirkie has asked Fife Council transport department to investigate.
In response to concerns three years ago Fife Council’s environment team installed an air sampling unit on the road’s main roundabout.
“Given the problem now appears much worse I have requested the team carry out full sampling along the entire length of the road,” he added.
Land and air quality officer Kenny Bisset said he understood current concerns but the most recent data showed air quality in Admiralty Road is within statutory levels.
He added: “We always recommend people switch off engines when they are stationary, particularly if parked.”
The council has referred concerns about disturbance and vibrations from HGVs to Transport Scotland. A spokesman said: “We are acutely aware this remains a challenging time for those who remain effected by the closure.
“Engineers are continuing to work around the clock to reopen the bridge to HGV traffic as soon as is possible this work remains on schedule for reopening the bridge to HGVs by mid-February.”
He added air quality monitoring equipment had been installed along the A985 to monitor air quality during and after the HGV diversion.
Transport Scotland is working with Fife Council and other partners to share findings, and a report on traffic data and air quality is expected in March.