DURING February, Fife Council will invest £130,000 improving the road network in Lochgelly.

The council will be carrying out carriageway re-surfacing on Lumphinnans Road, and part of Main Street, from Saturday (February 2) to Sunday February 17).

The works will be carried out in two phases: Phase 1 – Motion Street to Moffat Crescent; and Phase 2 – Moffat Crescent to Buller Street.

Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee, said: “We maintain over 2,400 km of roads in Fife and we are spending nearly £8 million this year repairing and improving them.

“Our road network is vital to support economic development, inward investment, tourism, leisure and travel to work and the work in Lochgelly will be part of this.

"Almost everyone in Fife uses our roads on a daily basis, which is why this type of maintenance work is so essential.”

The works will use two-way temporary traffic lights to control traffic during the project. Access to Lumphinnans Road from connecting side streets will not be possible during each phase of the works. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Cllr Craik concluded: “We apologise for any inconvenience and delay caused by these essential works, and we will try to keep any disturbance to a minimum. "Your patience and co-operation during this time is greatly appreciated.”