THREE sets of temporary traffic lights have caused delays in Lochgelly as roadworks get underway. 

Members of the public took to social media to warn other motorists of the "gridlocked" streets in the town yesterday (Thursday).

One set of lights has been set up at the site of Scottish Water works outside 63 Station Road as workers repair a burst water main. These works began yesterday and will last six days.

Further up the street, from 13 to 131 Station Road, SGN are replacing gas mains. This work started on January 25 and is expected to take around 40 working days to complete.  

Finally, works are underway outside 36 Bank Street as Scottish Water are trying to repair another burst water pipe.

This work began yesterday and will also last approximately six days.

While traffic is struggling to cope with these works, Cllr Rosemary Liewald says that the disruption is a "necessary" evil. 

She said: "This is major work that they're doing so sadly we can't complain about it because it is major work. 

"It's all a bit chock-a-block in Lochgelly but none of this work is unnecessary. It's all major and it's all completely necessary work that needs to be carried out."