October 22, 2020

  • Works commence Wednesday 4 November for 1 night

  • Overnight road closure in place for safety 19:30 – 06:30

One overnight closure is planned on the A985 either side of Crombie, to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to resurface almost 0.45km of carriageway.

To keep roadworkers and motorists safe during these works, the A985 will be closed at this location from 19:30 until 06:30 on the night of 4 November 2020.

A signed diversion route will be in place. Eastbound traffic will be directed from Cairneyhill Roundabout via the A994 to Dunfermline where the road becomes the A907, onto the A823 at St Margarets Drive, continuing southwards to Pitreavie Roundabout and onto the B980 to re-join the A985 at Kings Road Roundabout. The diversion for traffic travelling westbound will be the reverse of this. These diversion routes will add an estimated 10 minutes and 1.6 miles to affected journeys.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to make them aware of the plans and share information about the project in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A985.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out this project. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

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