Motorists warned of overnight roadworks on busy west Fife route as works brought forward

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Motorists are advised of a change of date for upcoming roadworks in West Fife.

Overnight resurfacing works had been planned on the A985 east of Longannet Roundabout for two nights from Thursday, August 10.

However, Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland have confirmed the works have been brought forward and will now take place on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1.

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For the safety of workers and road users, the A985 between Longannet Roundabout and Cairneyhill Roundabout will be closed from 10pm to 6.30am on the nights of July 31 and August 1. During the closures a diversion route will be in place via the A977, A907 and A994, adding an estimated ten miles and 19 minutes on to affected journeys.

The roadworks are planned to take place over two nights next month.The roadworks are planned to take place over two nights next month.
The roadworks are planned to take place over two nights next month.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s southeast network manager, said: “ These surfacing improvements will address and repair defects in the road surface such as potholes and cracks, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists. It is essential for the safety of the workforce that we close the carriageway during these works, however we’ve scheduled this during overnight hours to minimise any disruption. We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting out for up to date travel information and to allow extra time for their journey.

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