Transport Minister Michael Matheson has insisted much-needed safety improvements on the A92 north of Glenrothes should be in place by the end of the year.
The MSP said operating company Bear Scotland was working to install short-term measures at the notorious Balfarg and Cadham junctions by the end of this year. Signals at the Balfarg and Freuchie junctions are expected to be completed by April.
Mr Matheson, who was pressed on the issue by SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth, said a meeting would be arranged in March to provide more details on further planned works.
He said: “I know that officials have discussed a range of short and long-term upgrades to the A92 near Glenrothes.
“The short-term improvements should be delivered by the end of this year, subject to consultation with and agreement by stakeholders.
“The most substantial improvements, which relate to major junction improvements, require further development and will be considered in any future year budget allocations.”
Ms Gilruth said the improvements “can’t come soon enough”.
“This action would not have come about were it not for the sterling work of both North Glenrothes Community Council and the Glenrothes Area Futures Group over the years – both of whom should be commended for their tenacious commitment to improving road safety on that stretch of the A92,” she said.
“I will continue to engage with Transport Scotland, Bear Scotland and Fife Council to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible.”