A SECTION of the A92 westbound in Fife is to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £125,000 with work set to get underway next week.

The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the westbound section of the A92 between Lochgelly & Cowdenbeath, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The overnight project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 15 June and will take place over four nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am, with all works expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday 19 June, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place overnight.

The A92 Lochgelly northbound on-slip will also be closed during working hours with traffic being diverted to the A92 Kirkcaldy West on-slip. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

Consultation has taken place with stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway. New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £125,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A92, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works overnight and removing all traffic management during the daytime to further limit any impact to motorists.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential works on the A92. We encourage road users 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.”