The body of the male was found at about 7am this morning (Monday).
He is believed to be a local gentleman in his sixties, and next of kin have been informed.
Both police and the ambulance service attended, but he was declared dead at the scene.
The death is not being treated as suspicious, but as ‘unexplained’.
The section of the road between Nine Mile Ride and Brookers Row in both directions was closed this morning but has since reopened.
The police have not released any further details at this time.