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Roadworks on Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy
Roadworks on Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy
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Drivers will be faced with lengthy diversions this weekend because of on-going work at Chapel Level.

In place from tomorrow (Friday), all traffic heading east toward the retail park and John Smith Business Park will be diverted via Rosemount Avenue.

And all traffic for Kirkcaldy West will be diverted along Hendry Road, Templehall Avenue and Fair Isle Road.

As well as diversions, a new 30mph speed limit will also be in place between Whyteman’s Brae and Fair Isle Road.

Essential power ducts and drainage pipes must be laid on the route, which has led to the closure.

Drivers in the area have already had to put up with delays earlier in the week.

Diverted

From Monday until Wednesday, between 6.00p.m. and 6.00a.m., all east-bound traffic was down to one lane, while all west-bound traffic was diverted along Rosemount Avenue.

Because of the diversions, residents in the area were unable to park their cars in the street for three days.

Project manager Cameron Dickson, says it will be hard to determine how long drivers will be delayed for.

He said: “The length of time it will take to drive around the diversions will vary at different times of the day.

The west bound route, round by Hendry Road, Templehall Avenue and along to Fair Isle Road is the longer of the two.

“It is necessary that we do this work, but we have tried to time it at the weekend so that it doesn’t affect commuters and during the school holidays so there will hopefully be less traffic.”

Mr Dickson continued: “The road will close at 6.00 p.m on Friday evening, and re-open no later than 6.00 a.m. on Monday morning, so commuters will not be affected.”

Fife Council Transportation and Environmental Services say good progress has been made on the project, which is now in its fifth month.

The department says the contractors, RJ McLeod, are on schedule, with a proposed end to works by by April 2013.