£1.8m improvements for Kirkcaldy’s road network

Hendry Road down to Valley Gardens will be upgraded as part of the programme
Hendry Road down to Valley Gardens will be upgraded as part of the programme
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OVER £1.8 million is to be spent improving roads, footpaths and street lighting in the Kirkcaldy area.

A report was presented to members of Kirkcaldy area committee recently seeking approval for £967,000 for road improvement projects in the area during 2013/14.

And a further £882,000 will also be invested to improve footpaths and street lighting in Kirkcaldy area over the same period.

As well as the planned road improvements, Fife Council is also entering the eighth year of an 11-year project to replace old street lighting columns, an investment of £40 million.

A separate lighting efficiency project also aims to replace 42,000 old street lighting bulbs with new energy-efficient ones over the next six years.

This will see 7000 bulbs being replaced in 2013/14 at a cost of £1.4 million.

Investment

Councillor Pat Callaghan, executive spokesperson for transport and environment, said: “Everyone living or working in Fife will benefit from the £49 million investment in our street lights over the next six years, and a further £54 million investment to upgrade roads.

“In Fife we’re committed to investing significant funding to look after our transport network.

“This is vital for Fife’s economy and will benefit everybody travelling through Fife for work, business and pleasure.”

Some of the main projects for Kirkcaldy area in 2013/14 will include: carriageway resurfacing of Valley Gardens and Hendry Road in Kirkcaldy from the Valley Roundabout to Cumbrae Terrace; carriageway resurfacing of Orchard Terrace in Kinghorn; upgrading of the pavements in Queens Crescent and Canmore Street in Kinghorn.