A92 to be closed southbound for repairs

The A92 approaching the Bankhead roundabout in Glenrothes
The A92 approaching the Bankhead roundabout in Glenrothes

The entire southbound section of the A92 between Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy will be shut from this Friday to allow £320,000 of road resurfacing works.

A section of the A92 between Bankhead roundabout and Redhouse roundabout in Kirkcaldy is used by around 16,170 vehicles every day and now requires upgrading.

The resurfacing will begin at 7.30pm on Friday and is programmed to take place over the course of the weekend using 24 hour working.

The improvements will be completed by 6.30am on Monday, September 28.

During the southbound closure, all vehicles heading south will be diverted off the A92 at Bankhead and then diverted via the B921, B922 and B981 where they can then re-join the A92 at Chapel in Kirkcaldy.

Consultation has taken place with local residents and other road users in advance of the resurfacing to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “These works will repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists. The resurfacing has been scheduled to minimise delays, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.