A SECTION of the A92 between Crossgates and Cowdenbeath is set to benefit from £390,000 resurfacing improvements starting tomorrow (Friday).

The southbound section of the dual carriageway is used by around 20,000 vehicles every day and BEAR Scotland, who manage and maintain Scotland's trunk road networks, say "essential surface maintenance works" are now required.

The work will begin at 7.30pm tomorrow and will take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, with the resurfacing due to be completed by 6.30am on Monday December 3.

Temporary traffic management will be in place this evening for preparation works ahead of the resurfacing beginning, but it will be lifted before tomorrow morning's peak.

A contraflow will be put in place during the works for the safety of both road workers and motorists.

The A92 Cowdenbeath soutbound on-slip will be closed throughout the weekend, with a signed diversion in place via the A92 northbound to Lochgelly, where drivers can then rejoin the southbound carriageway.

The works follow on from previous investments made by Transport Scotland on the A92, which included improvements on a section of the northbound A92 at Cowdenbeath, Crossgates southbound off-slip, Cowdenbeath northbound off-slip and A92 Lochgelly northbound on-slip.

Consultation has taken place with local residents and stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The resurfacing between Cowdenbeath to Crossgates is the next phase in a series of improvement works that have been carried out along the A92 in recent months, and has been designed to create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“The resurfacing has been scheduled to take place over one weekend to minimise delays, however we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, or twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.