Fife motorists face major disruption as bridge damage forces A92 closure

Fife motorists facing severe delays on the A92.
Fife motorists facing severe delays on the A92.

Motorists are bracing themselves for severe delays on the A92 as the busy trunk road is forced to close for emergency bridge repairs.

An overnight road closure will be in place late evening on Friday, July 15 between Preston roundabout and Tullis Russell roundabout in Glenrothes, after the River Leven Bridge was struck earlier this week causing damage to the masonry parapet on the carriageway.

Temporary traffic lights have already been erected to close the north bound lane directing traffic away from the damaged area. A reduced speed limit of 30mph has also been put in place.

During the overnight closure traffic will be diverted between Preston Roundabout and Balfarg via A911 The Queensway and B969 Western Avenue.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “Safety on trunk roads is of the utmost importance and the installation of traffic signals is essential until the temporary protection can be implemented.

“Whilst the A92 is at one of its narrowest locations at this site, we would like to ensure that two way traffic flow can be maintained.

“The temporary barrier installations will help ensure the safety of road users until the bridge parapet can be fully repaired.

“All efforts will be made to minimise disruption to road users until a full repair can be completed on the bridge.”