They're digging up my street. It's like a slow creeping road eating creature. A trench is dug and whatever it is they're laying (electricity cables, I think) is placed in, covered with rubble then tarmac and the whole exercise lifts up and consumes another stretch of road. So far they done about 300 yards in 6 or 7 weeks. Now it gets tricky, the first bit ran alongside a field with no houses, when they reach the houses and side roads and have to let traffic in and out it will slow things down. I reckon it'll take 'til Christmas to finish the job.
The machinery is tightly secured overnight and at weekends. Wouldn't do to have it 'wander off'.