FORTH VALLEY commuters face a possible disruption next month when overnight works take place on the M876.

Work will take place on a section of the westbound M876 near Falkirk on Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 from 7.30pm until 6am the following mornings.

For the safety of road workers and motorists, the westbound carriageway of the M876 will be closed at M9 Junction 7 during these works.

A signed diversion route will be in place directing westbound traffic around the works via the M9 and A905 from Junction 6, Earlsgate.

This will add an estimated seven minutes to affected journeys.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland's south east network manager, said: "These £115,000 surfacing improvements near Falkirk will repair defects in the road surface, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

"It is essential for the safety of road workers and motorists that we close the carriageway during these works, however we've scheduled them to take place overnight in order to minimise any disruption.

"We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements."

All personnel on site will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.

Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

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.