This is what infrastructural development appears to add up to in the eyes of the Scottish Government; and the Transport Minister has been making a major triumph of this.
It is costing around £2.4 million to surface the single track old military road in Glen Croe to act as an emergency diversion route for the landslide prone A83.
That gives everyone some idea of the difference a munificent £5 million spread across Scotland is going to make to our raddled trunk and motorway road system that is the responsibility of Transport Scotland.
The government is also today making it known that they want to see a curfew on young drivers to try to cut down the number of fatal accidents.
They might start with painting the marginal and centreline markings on the roads to make night driving safer before they restrict the freedom of movement of young people who have passed a test to gain a license to drive.