Measures will finally be taken to prevent more tragedies on a notorious stretch of the A92.
Scotland’s transport minister Derek Mackay said it was imperative a safe crossing for pedestrians was created between the Cadham and Balfarg junctions at Glenrothes.
His pledge to create an official crossing and close a number of informal routes onto the road follows a visit to the site where nine-year-old Logan Carrie died in February.
The youngster was killed after running through a gap in a wall into the path of a car during the evening rush hour.
The gap had been partially covered by trees and bushes and was hardly visible.
Logan’s heartbroken family has been campaigning for safety improvements since his death and his grandfather Robert Brown was at the site to show Mr Mackay the dangers.
As traffic thundered past, Mr Brown pointed out a number of unofficial paths leading directly on to the A92.
The pair, accompanied by officials from Transport Scotland, were driven between the northbound and southbound carriageways by minibus to ensure their own safety.
Mr Mackay said it was clear improvements were needed. He added: “If there are immediate actions to be taken, we’ll take them.
“It appears to me there is a need for a safe crossing and to block off other points so people are not crossing where they shouldn’t.”
Further improvements will be considered following the publication of a Fife Council report.
“We want to hear the council’s assessment of what is needed and we will work with them and take their proposals seriously,” he said.
“That wider report from the council will be separate to what we do here.”
Mr Mackay also pledged that he would continue talks with communities on the A92 north of Glenrothes who have raised significant safety fears after a spate of accidents. The main trunk road between Glenrothes and Dundee has seen an accident every 15 days for the past 10 years.
Mr Brown has welcomed the minister’s commitment which follows months of pushing. “We have a good outcome and some good ideas,” he said. “I’m very happy with what’s come out of today’s meeting.”