Work begins on Kinglassie paths and lights

IMPROVEMENTS to footpaths and street lighting are to be made in Kinglassie.

Work has started to reconstruct the footway and replace lighting columns along the whole length of Pitlochie Terrace.

The new columns provide much better quality lighting and are also ‘greener’

Local councillor, Peter Grant, said: “The work will take about five weeks and during that time there will obviously be a bit of noise and disruption, but I’m sure people will put up with short term inconvenience when they see the improvements we’re making to their community.

“Later in the year we’ll be doing the same kind of work on Laurence Park and part of Main Street.

“Over the last couple of years we’ve already seen new street lighting in Ashgrove Terrace, provided a much needed footpath along the main road east of the village, resurfaced parts of Lochty Road and Lochty Avenue and carried out repairs to the unadopted road along the Burnside.

“All of these have been helped by the additional £45 million investment in roads and footpaths we announced in our first budget back in 2008, and with the further £1 million increase in area committee budgets we’ve approved for next year it’s clear that Kinglassie, like every other community in Fife, has benefited from our time in administration of Fife Council.”