ROAD closures and traffic delays are expected as overnight works take place on the A985.

A section of the surface between Kincardine and Valleyfield, near the car park at Devilla Forest, will be renewed over the course of three nights this month - adding an estimated 15 minutes to affected journeys.

Works are set to begin on Wednesday, May 19 and will commence from 7pm to 6.30am until Saturday, May 22.

A road closure will be in place between Cairneyhill and Kincardine during this process, with local access only.

A signed diversion route will be in place directing traffic around the works via the A994, A907, A977 and A876.

This will add an estimated 15 minutes to affected journeys.

All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the project.

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

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA-approved methods.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements on the A985 near Kincardine will address and repair defects in the road surface, such as potholes or cracks, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

“It is essential for the safety of road workers and motorists that we close the carriageway during these works, however we’ve scheduled them overnight in order to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website: for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.