ROAD SAFETY improvement works costing £1.5 million are set to begin on the A92 near Lochgelly. 

This project will see improvements made to the nearly 1.7 miles of the vehicle barrier restraint systems on the central reserve of the A92, from Cardenbarns Overbridge to east of Chapel Junction.

The work, which Amey is completing on behalf of Transport Scotland, will benefit more than 48,000 vehicles that use the route each day.

The work to upgrade the barrier restraint system will take place overnight between 8pm to 6am from Sunday to Thursday each week.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists the improvements will be undertaken under two types of traffic management.

Central Fife Times: The works are set to begin on Sunday.

From this Sunday, February 11, the work will be undertaken under lane two closures of each carriageway between the Lochgelly junction and Chapel junction at Kirkcaldy.

A convoy system will also be in operation between these points on lane one of each carriageway to escort traffic past the work area.

From Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 29 there will also be a full closure of the A92 at Chapel Junction between the on and off slips for Kirkcaldy. Traffic will be diverted via the off-and-on slips to continue their journey on the A92.

Traffic management will be lifted each morning at 6am before being put back in place each night at 8pm.

All schemes are weather-dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are unfavourable.

Real-time journey information can be obtained here or via X (Twitter): @TrafficScotland.

Problems on the network can be reported here.