RESURFACING work on the A985 will begin on Monday, October 26.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will resurface approximately two kilometres of the trunk road over eight nights.

For the safety of workers and road users, the A985 will be closed in both directions between Kincardine Bridge and Cairneyhill roundabout from 8pm until 6am on the nights of October 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and November 2, 3 and 4.

A diversion route suitable for trunk road traffic will be signposted between Clackmannanshire Bridge and Cairneyhill roundabout via the A876, A977, A907 and A994, adding an estimated 14 minutes and eight-and-a-half miles to affected journeys.

Local access will be maintained during the works, with road users escorted through the site when it is safe to do so. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South-East network manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will significantly improve safety and ride quality for motorists on this section of the A985.

“Road closures are essential to ensure the safety of workers and road users, however, we’ve planned the works to take place overnight to minimise disruption and will do all we can to complete the project as quickly as possible.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”