WORKS to refurbish Hope Street railway bridge have been extended by two months. 

Councillor Alice McGarry meet with Network Rail and other parties last week to discuss the ongoing noise and road closures that residents in Inverkeithing are experiencing because of refurbishment of the site.

Work first began there in June last year and was due to be completed by February 18.

However, it has now been confirmed that night time road closures will be in place until the end of April. 

On a Facebook post she said: "They have advised that the works are over-running because of recent bad weather and they need to extend the night time road closures until almost the end of April to finish painting work. 

"There will be no further blasting and drilling but there may be some beeps from reversing vehicles during the night.

"The lights are being removed permanently on Wednesday and the road will remain fully open until 6th April when night time closures will resume until the end of April (or earlier).

"They have undertaken, at my request, to letter all the affected properties to inform residents about this."

Ian Jones, lead professional roads network management, said: "This is obviously a major piece of work that Network Rail need to complete.

"As it's been delayed, in part by the severe weather, we met with Network Rail to discuss their request for an extension to the works.

"They have agreed to remove works from the road during the day, using night-time road closures to avoid traffic disruption, and to keep night-time noise to a minimum."