A £900,000 project to put traffic lights on the roundabout at Pitreavie has been completed ... finally!

Motorists had been driven round the bend with the six-month-plus delay to the project which meant that although the road markings were in place, the signals were not switched on.

Fife Council told the Press in August that industry delays had meant the works had taken longer than planned as they had been waiting for specialist electronic equipment and software to control the lights.

Service manager Mark Dewar confirmed that the signals, near the Sky call centre, were now operational.

"I'm really pleased that the lights are now working after such a long period of disruption for commuters, for which we can only apologise again," he said. "There will be some minor works over the next few months to improve the timing of the signals but this should not involve major traffic disruption."

The roundabout at Pitreavie is the first major upgrade of Dunfermline's transport infrastructure, the initial instalment of £37 million of road improvements to enable the network to keep up with the town's rate of expansion.

Thousands of new homes are to be built in and around Dunfermline over the next 20 years. The works will include two new bypass roads, to serve new housing estates and take traffic away from the town centre; as well as traffic lights at Bothwell Gardens roundabout, the King Malcolm/Grange Drive roundabout and the Kings Road/Admiralty Road roundabout in Rosyth.

Three road bridges will be built over railway lines and improvements made to the junctions at Whitefield Road/Halbeath Road, William Street/Pittencrieff Street and Rumblingwell/William Street.