Driv­ers warned of road de­lays

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Driv­ers in Glen­rothes will be­gin to ex­pe­ri­ence three weeks of dis­rup­tion from to­day.

Preparatory works are be­gin­ning at a num­ber of sites as part of the pro­posed Glen­rothes En­ergy Net­work project.

Eight trial pits and 10 bore holes are to be dug through­out the town as part of the £17.1 mil­lion ini­tia­tive.

Among the routes af­fected are Queens­gate and Flem­ing­ton Road in the town cen­tre and Se­ton Road in Warout.

Hun­dreds of homes and dozens of lo­cal busi­nesses could ben­e­fit from the scheme, which would see a net­work of un­der­ground pipes in­stalled to sup­ply low-car­bon heat to build­ings in the town cen­tre area.

The scheme, a part­ner­ship be­tween Fife Coun­cil and en­ergy firm RWE, has al­ready been awarded an £8.5m grant from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment.

Mean­while, one of Kirk­caldy’s busiest roads will be sub­ject to overnight clo­sures as resur­fac­ing work be­gins to­day.

Road­works will be in place on the B981 Chapel Level, be­tween the Rowan­brae round­about and Robert Adam Drive.

The £56,000 project is ex­pected to last all week, with de­lays likely on the busy stretch – how­ever, work will only take place be­tween 7.30pm and 6am in a bid to min­imise dis­rup­tion to driv­ers.

Coun­cil­lor Al­tany Craik apol­o­gised for any in­con­ve­nience caused by the works, adding: “We’ll try to keep any dis­tur­bance to a min­i­mum.”

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