THERE will be overnight roadworks on the M90 motorway near Halbeath.

The northbound on-slip at junction 3 will be closed from 8pm on Thursday, January 16, to 6am the following day.

This is to allow operating company Amey to carry out coring investigation works – the extraction of part of the road to check for factors like strength and drainage.

A statement from the firm said: "These works have been planned overnight to minimise disruption and are not expected to cause significant delays."

Drivers wanting to leave the M90 at junction 3 northbound will have to travel to junction 4 at Kelty and then return southbound to junction 3.

The Forth Bridges Operating Contract was awarded to Amey in December 2014.

It includes the approach roads on both sides of the Forth from M9 junction 1A at Kirkliston to M90 junction 3 at Halbeath and includes responsibility for the Queensferry Crossing.