Major safety improvements to Fife junction start next week

Work to make major safety improvements on a notorious Fife junction will start next week - lasting for about three months.

It comes after a number of safety concerns were raised following incidents at the Balfarg junction on the A92 near Glenrothes.

Traffic signals at the junctions with Western Avenue and Star Road will be installed, as well as improvements being made to approaches to the junctions to make them safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 

There will be new kerbing, new dropped crossing points, road markings, safety fence improvements, surfacing, traffic signing.

The work starts on Monday 8 March and is scheduled to run until June.

There will also be strict physical distancing protocols to keep all site personnel safe.

BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative Ian Stewart said: "This major road safety project on the A92 at Balfarg Junction 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."

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