A92: Improvement works start on notorious Balfarg junction

A major road safety project on the notorious Balfarg Junction n the A92 gets get underway next week.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:28 am

It will involve teams installing traffic signals at the junctions with Western Avenue and Star Road, as well as work to improve the approaches to make them safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

This will involve new kerbing, surfacing, new dropped crossing points, safety fence improvements, traffic signing and road markings.

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Marc h8 and will last 14 weeks during which time restrictions will be in place.

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The first phase will take place over approximately four weeks and will involve site clearance, verge works and the installation of traffic signal ducting crossing the carriageway at various locations.

Drivers will face lane closures and temporary traffic signals. Local side roads may also be closed.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s north east representative, said: “This major road safety project will see a significant investment from Transport Scotland which will help improve road safety within the area.

“The traffic management planned is essential to keep everyone safe during the project and we’ve planned the improvements to take place in phases to help limit the overall impact to road users. The overall programme for the works will be provided in due course following discussions with the sub-contractors involved in the project to finalise the details.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible. We would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination.”

These works have been planned in consultation with North Glenrothes Community Council, Fife Council and Police Scotland

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.”

These works have been planned in consultation with North Glenrothes Community Council, Fife Council and Police Scotland and are part of a wider range of improvement projects planned for the area to increase road safety.

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