WORK on the new road layout at a long-standing controversial area of Cowdenbeath is set to be completed in the next few weeks.

The lay out of the road on Foulford Road, at the town’s Lidl store, will be changing with a number of measures being taken at the area.

In an email seen by the Times, Mark Barrett, the lead officer for transportation development manager at Fife Council, confirmed that the works should be complete in the “next few weeks.”

He said: “A Stage 3 Road Safety Audit of 6th August 2020 prepared by Wyllie Lodge on behalf of the developer.

“The RSA raised 9 problems (nothing significant) with the as constructed junction and recommended solutions.

“I advised the developer that the recommended solutions to the identified problems were acceptable and shall be implemented on September 16, 2020.

“I was hoping the work would be completed before the end of last year.

“The works are scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks. The contractor has had difficulty obtaining a permit to carry out the remedial works.”

The nine issues found which will be fixed are:

• Retail park access – gully clearing and pedestrian crossing point swept.

• Signal phasing to be amended to give Foulford Road and retail park separate stages.

• Louvers to be fitted to Primrose Lane signals.

• Road markings to be refreshed with additional marking to separate right turners on High Street/Perth Road.

• Concrete bollards to be installed on footway to discourage overrunning by southbound/left-turning vehicles on Perth Road.

• The off-side signal head on Foulford Road to be mounted on a straight pole with the swan neck removed.

• Foliage to be cut back on Perth Road southbound.

• Remove “New Traffic Signals Ahead” signs.

• Additional advance direction sign showing the dedicated nearside (left and straight ahead) and offside (right turn) lanes on High Street.