ROADWORKS on the A92 near Cowdenbeath will begin this weekend at a cost of £280,000.

A section of the A92 northbound is set to benefit from surfacing improvements with works scheduled to start this Sunday, July 3.

The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A92 between Lochgelly and Cardenden, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists, Transport Scotland has said.

The project is scheduled to begin on Sunday for six nights.

Works will take place from 7.30pm to 6.30am each night, with all works expected to be complete by 6.30am on Saturday, July 9, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, there will be lane closures with temporary traffic signals and a 10mph convoy in place on the A92 northbound whilst our teams carry out surfacing and road marking works.

All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the surfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £280,000 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 at night and removing the traffic management outwith working hours to keep the traffic moving.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements 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.”

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Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.