Since Tuesday morning, the heavy-duty water repair contractors have been out on 1st Avenue cutting large holes in the street and chipping away at concrete with jackhammers. They've also deployed large replacement pipes and giant steel plates to cover the holes when they're done working for the day. I suppose that means that while the water leak was repaired two weeks ago, the DEP still needs to replace the pipes.
The good news is that my water service hasn't been interrupted all week. The bad news is that when they're not working, I hear the constant "ba-dump-dump" of car tires rolling over the steel plates. And, of course, trying to watch TV with construction noise in the background isn't easy.
This, too, shall pass.