ESSENTIAL maintenance will start on the A985 Kincardine Bridge this month resulting in an overnight closure.

Work to improve the condition of the bridge will commence overnight between 8pm and 6am on Monday, February 17.

This work requires a full closure of the A985 at this location with a signed diversion route in operation.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge from Higgins Neuk Roundabout.

At Kilbagie Roundabout, vehicles will follow the A977 to Kincardine before returning to the A985 at Longannet (Toll) Roundabout.

Westbound traffic and buses will follow the same diversion in the opposite direction.