Year-long road maintenance wrangle ended

Entrance to Lomond Quarry, Leslie
Entrance to Lomond Quarry, Leslie

Residents in Leslie are being warned of a major road closure which will have an impact on the town for two weekends next month.

The K1 (Falkland Hill Road), Leslie from its junction with High Street, Leslie (A911) is scheduled to allow carriageway resurfacing works to be carried out.

Access will be maintained up to the area of the works located between the High Street, Leslie and Lomond Quarry access road

The work, which is scheduled over the weekends of August 1 -2 and August 8-9, will take place between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

A spokesman for Fife Council’s transportation services said access will be maintained up to the area of the works located between the High Street, Leslie and Lomond Quarry access road.

He added that the alternative route for through traffic will be via the A911(High Street, Leslie), B969 (Western Avenue), A92, and A912 or vice versa.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.

The cost of the resurfacing work, originally expected to cost in the region of £150,000 has since been reduced to approximately £97,000 following an 11 month wrangle over who should foot the bill.

Lomond Quarry owners Skene Group,were expected to pick up around 80 per cent of the proportioned costs because of the amount of HGV vehicle usage going to and from the quarry, as set out in the planning consent.

However an agreement has been reached with Fife Council to split the cost equally.