There have been quite a few roadworks where I live mostly due to cracked water pipes. Apparently these water leaks are due to the ground shifting in the extremely dry weather and old pipes get cracked. There were four leaks in the village. I think there are now only two. One of the works was in my street and there was a diversion in place in case you need to get to the other side of the “square”.
I genuinely had to look at this really hard to figure out what it meant. But it does make me chuckle.