A92 closures planned for next week

The work will now have to be re-programmed
The work will now have to be re-programmed

Work to resurface and bridge maintenance on the A92 between Bankhead Roundabout in Glenrothes and Redhouse Roundabout in Kirkcaldy is to be combined in a week-long series of overnight road closures next week.

The improvements are the third set of works to be completed on the A92 Thornton Bypass in recent months, with just under £1 million worth of upgrades carried out since September. These works will be split into two parts; bridge maintenance on the River Ore Bridge will begin on Monday night (November 23) and is planned to take place over four consecutive nights

The first two nights of the work will see the closure of the northbound carriageways and the fast lane on the southbound side. The second two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, will see the closure of southbound carriageways and the fast lane on the northbound side.

Resurfacing work will begin at 7.30pm on Friday November 27 and is programmed to take place over one weekend using 24 hour working, requiring full clsoure of the A92 soutbound between the two roundabouts. The improvements will be completed by 6.30am on Monday November 30.

During the northbound closures, all northbound vehicles will be diverted off the A92 at the Chapel junction and then diverted via the B981, B922 and B921 where they can re-join the A92 at Bankhead Roundabout.

During the southbound closures, all vehicles heading south will be diverted off the A92 at Bankhead Roundabout and then diverted via the B921, B922 and B981 before re-joining the A92 at Chapel.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “These works mark the next phase in repairing and improving this section of the A92, which will address a number of cracks and potholes as well as carrying out essential bridge maintenance which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists.

“These works have been scheduled to minimise delays as much as possible, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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