THE A92 Cowdenbeath northbound off-slip is set to benefit from £95,000 worth of resurfacing starting next week.

The improvements will create a smoother and safer road surface on the off-slip, helping to improve road safety for motorists.

The resurfacing will begin on Monday 6 at 7.30pm and is programmed to take place over three nights. The resurfacing improvements will be completed by 6.30am on Thursday August 9.

To keep roadworkers as well as road users safe, a complete closure of the slip road, with a signed diversion to Lochgelly, will be implemented each night during the improvements.

Traffic lights will also be used over the three nights on the A909 Bridge Street to allow for surfacing and lining at the top of the slip road.

The A92 will remain open throughout the project, however, one lane on the northbound carriageway will be closed to protect the workforce when working at the bottom of the slip road.

Consultation has taken place with local residents in advance of the resurfacing to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “These works will repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists.

“We’ve planned the slip road resurfacing to take place overnight for three nights to keep disruption to a minimum, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allowing some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.