Motorists are being warned to expect delays for around four weeks as work takes place on the A78 in Wemyss Bay.

The repairs will be carried out at the junction of the trunk road and Wemyss Bay Road, opposite the Co-operative Food store in the village.

There will be two-way temporary traffic lights in place on the A78 at the junction from Monday, January 22 until Friday, February 16.

Wemyss Bay Road will also be closed at the junction.

Although temporary traffic lights will be in place 24 hours a day, the works themselves will be restricted to daytime hours only.

We previously reported that the essential drainage works were due to take place last month but "site operational issues" meant they were delayed.

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Trunk road maintenance firm Amey, which is carrying out the work, said the roadworks are part of a wider package of improvement works for the area.

It is set to benefit around 11,700 vehicles using this route each day by ensuring the continued safety and reliability of the road, while reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.  

Drivers looking to get access to Wemyss Bay Road will follow a signed diversion via Kishorn Road, Lomond Road, Ardgowan Road, Castle Road and the private Undercliffe Road.

However, local access to the affected properties will be allowed throughout the duration of the works.

It is the latest phase of work carried out in the Wemyss Bay area in recent weeks, with previous improvements including widening footways, improving crossings at the Ardgowan Road junction, resurfacing of the main carriageway, surface patching at Knock Castle, and improved road linings on the A78.

The work may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable and access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout.

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