Closure of part of the Water Balk Path, which carries walkers between Windygates and Methilhill, is needed to enable Network Rail to carry out work associated with the new railway.
Work will include the enhancement of active travel routes in the area and while the closure is in place underfoot conditions will be difficult with be extensive movement of materials, plant and machinery ongoing.
During that time, the area will be an active work site and will be fenced off and inaccessible for members of the public to protect their safety.
A short diversion will take walkers safely around the site to reconnect with the path beyond the area of the work.
Joe Mulvenna, Project Manager, Network Rail said “The temporary closure of the footpath at Dunniface is unavoidable and is necessary to allow the project to carry out work connected to the rail link project.
“Safety is our number one priority and it’s important that we keep the public safe from the heavy plant and equipment that we are using.
“This element of the project sees us begin the work to enhance the active travel routes in the area and we are looking forward to seeing the huge improvements in this around the Dunniface area.”