WORK is under way to improve a cyclepath linking Dalgety Bay and Aberdour.

The £300,000 project will see the track, known locally as 'The Avenue', reconstructed after its condition has deteriorated over the past 20 years.

An update on the Fife Council website said the route was popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and horse-riders.

Work will include improving the path sub-structure, widening the path, where necessary, so there is a consistent width of four metres, drainage improvements and improving amenity provision such as seating and new signing.

It stated: "We know that the existing shared unsegregated use of the path has caused some issues between pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists sometimes pass too close, or too fast, past pedestrians.

"We propose to segregate cyclists from pedestrians by installing a white line, or other dividing material, down the centre of the track.

"Signs will be erected to ensure it is clear which side cyclists should be riding on and which side is for pedestrians. The signing will have white cycle logos, marked on the surface."

The stretch of paths to be improved covers a distance of 2.7 kilometres.