OVERNIGHT road closures will be in force on the A977 north of Kincardine as part of the ongoing project to widen the road.

The road will be shut off in both directions between Kilbagie Roundabout and Gartarry Roundabout on the nights of Friday, February 10, Sunday 12, and Monday 13 between the hours of 19.30pm until 6.30am.

A diversion route will be signposted via the A876, M876, M9, A91 and A907 past Stirling and Alloa, adding an estimated 20 miles and 30 minutes to affected journeys.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “When complete, this road widening scheme will reduce queuing and congestion around Kilbagie and Gartarry Roundabouts during peak times.

“We have been able to carry out most of the works using lane closures and temporary traffic lights, however, we do need to close the road completely on the nights of Friday, February 10, Sunday, February 12, and Monday, February 13 in order to keep our workforce and the travelling public safe.

“We’re grateful to road users and local communities for their patience and understanding.”

BEAR Scotland started the road widening project on October 17, beginning with single lane closures overnight to carry out most of the work.

The work is expected to be concluded before the end of February.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.

All work is weather dependant and subject to postponement in the event of adverse conditions.