FIFE Council will invest £273,000 improving the road network in Cardenden this month.

The Roads Department of the local authority will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing on the B921 Woodend Road, from Monday August 26 for up to four weeks and it is a major project will will see some disruption to traffic flow through the village.

Woodend Road connects the main part of the village with main road to Kinglassie and Glenrothes and runs past Auchterderran Church and the village golf course.

It is a busy stretch which does receive a huge amount of daily use by vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

There will be a requirement, due to the size of the project, to shut the stretch to carry out the work.

Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the council's Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee, said: “We maintain over 2,400 km of roads in Fife and are spending millions each 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.”

Mr Craik said that a road closure will be in place to carry out these works safely.

A sign-posted diversion route will be in place. There will be access for emergency services but access for residents and businesses will be at the discretion of the contractor. Bus services will be running as normal.

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.

The patience and co-operation of residents in Cardenden and users of this stretch during this time is greatly appreciated.”