THE road works improving Lumphinnans Road, in Lochgelly, have been delayed a few days.

During February, Fife Council will invest £130,000 improving the road network in Lochgelly and the project was expected to start on Saturday, but it will now begin tomorrow (Wednesday).

The council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing on Lumphinnans Road for two weeks.

Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the local authority's 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. 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 be carried out in two phases: Phase 1 – Motion Street to Moffat Crescent; Phase 2 – Moffat Crescent to Buller Street.

The work will see the use of two-way temporary traffic lights to control traffic during the works. There will be no access to Lumphinnans Road from Motion Street or Moffat Crescent during phase 1 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.”