A STRETCH of a West Fife road will close for two nights next week to allow for resurfacing work to take place.

The work, which is being carried out by BEAR Scotland, will be start on the A985 East of Longannet Roundabout on Monday.

For the safety of workers and road users, the A985 between Longannet Roundabout and Cairneyhill Roundabout will be closed from 10pm to 6.30am on the nights of July 31 and August 1.

During these closures, a diversion route will be in place via the A977, A907 and A994, adding an estimated 10 miles and 19 minutes to affected journeys.

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.

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

“It is essential for the safety of the workforce that we close the carriageway during these works, however, we’ve scheduled this during overnight hours 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 www.traffic.gov.scot for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.