THREE weeks of essential maintenance works are set to get underway on the M90 south of Kelty.

Safety improvements costing £180,000 will be carried out overnight on the motorway and start tomorrow (Tuesday).

The roadworks are due to last until Friday April 12 but, to keep disruption to a minimum, the closure of lane one and the hard shoulder will only be in place from 7.30pm to 6.30am.

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Amey are undertaking the job - to deliver new and improved vehicle safety barriers on 700 metres of the M90 southbound. d A spokesperson for the company said: "Work will begin from approximately 280 metres south of the junction 4 southbound on slip from Kelty to the M90.

"To minimise disruption to the travelling public, the work to upgrade the barrier restraint system will take place overnight between 7.30pm and 6.30am.

Dunfermline Press: The M90 works will take place overnight to minimise disruption. The M90 works will take place overnight to minimise disruption. (Image: Newsquest)

"To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists the essential maintenance will take place under closures of lane one of the M90 southbound and the hard shoulder.

"Traffic management will be lifted each morning at 6.30am before being put back in place each night at 7.30pm."

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Work will take place overnight from tomorrow to Thursday, from Monday April 1 to Thursday April 4 and then from Sunday April 7 to Thursday April 11.

The scheme should be completed by 6.30am on Friday April 12.

Amey added: "The improvements will benefit more than 17,000 vehicles who use this route each day.

"Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable."