For the technically minded, the roadworks are the final ' joint bay connections' in relation to Scottish Power's 275kv mains upgrade. Alas, a gas leak and the winter snow delayed the completion.
The latest I have is that jointing work is due to be completed by the middle of next week with the resurfacing completed by the weekend. Normal traffic flow should be in place on Valentine's Day!
Ominously, though, I understand there are separate excavations further south investigating a further reported gas leak.