Although some cabinets are live, work goes on others.
Over the last week, my cabinet (7) had the paired telephone cabinet replaced and yesterday( it was raining and they had a tent up) I think engineers were connecting the pairs. Today the pavement is getting re-surfaced. I don't know if further works are required but I couldn't detect any noise from the fibre cabinet yesterday.
I may have a longer wait as I see from Roadworks Scotland future roadwork's scheduled by Openreach in July near this cabinet.