OVERNIGHT works will take place over seven weeks between Kincardine and Devilla Forest.

The project starts on Monday and will see BEAR Scotland replace over 4,000 metres of carriageway filter drain on the A985.

All work will take place between 7.30pm and 6am.

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place and all traffic management procedures will be removed outwith these times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These works on the A985 will improve the existing road drainage system, through pipe repairs and renewing of filter drains, improving the overall highway drainage and creating safer journeys for motorists.

“Lanes closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place so that these improvements can be delivered safely, however the works have been programmed to take place during night-time hours in order to minimise any disruption.

“We’ll do all we can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible and thank the public in advance for their patience and understanding.”

Materials removed from the drains will be recycled using methods approved by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

All of the planned work is weather permitting and subject to postponement if there are adverse conditions. Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys ahead by using the Traffic Scotland website for up to date information.