Drivers warned of road delays
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.”