August 16, 2020




A92 Chapel, northbound


Work starts Monday 3 August for 10 nights



Essential work to address a section of the A92 carriageway between Chapel and Redhouse Junction is set to take place from next week

The resurfacing improvements will address any existing defects in the road, ensuring the integrity and safety of the trunk road network at this location.

The essential overnight project is due to start on Monday 3 August and will take place over 10 nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am, with surfacing expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 17 August. No works are programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. The A92 Chapel northbound on-slip will also be closed over the first four nights of the project. A signed diversion will be in place guiding traffic via the A92 southbound to Lochgelly Junction then back on the A92 northbound.  All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Consultation has taken place with local residents and stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £600,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A92, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.

“We’ve also taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works overnight night and avoiding working at the weekend.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A92, and every effort will be made to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.