A SECTION of the A92 between Cowdenbeath and Crossgates is set to benefit from £390,000 resurfacing improvements starting on Friday.

This southbound section of the A92 is used by around 20,000 vehicles every day and essential surface maintenance works are now required.

The works will begin at 7.30pm on Friday and will take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, with the resurfacing completed by 6.30am on Monday December 3. Temporary traffic management will be in place tonight before for preparation works ahead of the resurfacing beginning on Friday evening, however, this will be lifted before the Friday morning peak.

For the safety of roadworkers, as well as motorists, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place on the A92 between Cowdenbeath and Crossgates during the works.

The A92 Cowdenbeath southbound on-slip will also be closed throughout the weekend for safety with a signed diversion in place via the A92 northbound to Lochgelly, where motorists can then re-join the southbound A92 to resume their journey.

The works follow on from previous investments made by Transport Scotland on the A92 which included improvements on a section of the northbound A92 at Cowdenbeath, Crossgates southbound off-slip, Cowdenbeath northbound off-slip and A92 Lochgelly northbound on-slip.

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

Commenting on the project, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The resurfacing between Cowdenbeath to Crossgates is the next phase in a series of improvement works that have been carried out along the A92 in recent months, and has been designed to create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“The resurfacing has been scheduled to take place over one weekend to minimise delays, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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