A BUSY road in Central Fife is to close for around three weeks as £350,000 of road improvements take place in the area.

The project started yesterday (Monday) on the C37 Cuddyhouse Road and Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre is shut today (Tuesday) as a result of the works - but will be back open on Friday.

All work will take place between 7.30am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

The road will be closed during this time and a diversion route will be signposted.

Fife Council will maintain access for emergency services and there will be limited access for residents.

Cllr Altany Craik, Roads Spokesperson said: “We maintain over 2,400km of roads in Fife and we’re 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.”

Cllr Craik concluded: “We apologise for any inconvenience and delay caused by these essential works, and we’ll try to keep any disturbance to a minimum.

"Your patience and co-operation during this time is greatly appreciated.”

Bus services will be also be affected, and more information can be found via Stagecoach on: 01592 645680 - or on the bus company's website: www.stagecoachbus.com