MORE than £670,000 has been spent on carriageway improvements in Dunfermline over the past year, councillors have been told.

That includes fixing potholes and smoothing road surfaces on Whitefield Road, Chalmers Street, Reid Street, St Leonards Place, Forth Street and Trondheim Parkway West, as well as the C54 road near Kingseat and Main Street, Halbeath.

Traffic calming has been carried out on Blacklaw Road while resurfacing works on Broomhead Drive, Carnock Road and Masterton Road are ‘Category 2’ jobs and will be carried out at a later date.

The area roads programme for 2018/19 was discussed at last week’s City of Dunfermline area committee.

Members were told that almost £500,000 had been spent on footpath and street light improvements at Scott Street, Burns Street, Whyte Walk, Alness Grove and Walls Place, as well as at Knockhouse Road in Crossford and various streets in the Townhill Road, Bellyeoman and Baldridgeburn areas.

In addition, more than £100,000 has been spent on traffic management and safety, including speed cushions on Blacklaw Road and ‘raised table crossings’ at Turnstone Road, Broomhead Drive and Henderson Street in Kingseat. A puffin crossing is also being installed on Aberdour Road, near the Tesco Metro store.

Convener of the committee, Councillor Helen Law, said: “We receive many complaints about our roads and pavements, even though we had a milder winter compared with last year, so it’s great to see that the works we agreed have been completed or currently under way.”