A new £120,000 project of essential embankment and scour repair works is set to get underway at the A92 Mill Lade Bridge in Glenrothes from Monday 29 November.
The project will involve essential maintenance to the embankment surrounding the structure to ensure it remains safe for years to come. The works will also see some scour repairs undertaken on the bank of the Lade as well as on the bank of the River Leven. In addition, upgrades will be carried out to the road drainage system to limit the need for future maintenance.
The essential improvements are scheduled to get underway on Monday 29 November and are expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. The works will take place between 7.30am and 6pm each day however some longer hours may be required at certain periods of the project. It is anticipated that the works will be completed before the festive period. No works are programmed to take place at the weekends.
The A92 will remain open throughout the project however, to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the improvements, a lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place on the southbound lane of the single carriageway. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.
Pedestrians and cyclists are advised that the footpath will be closed continuously throughout the duration of the work and so they will be diverted via Prestonhall Drive and Alburn Park during this time. Diversion signs will be in place to give directions.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This essential maintenance project at the Mill Lade Bridge on the A92 in Glenrothes will help to ensure that the structure remains in a safe working condition.
“The traffic management proposed is essential to ensure the safety of our teams and motorists however we’ve planned for traffic management to be removed outwith working hours to help limit disruption to road users.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out this essential maintenance project on the A92. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”