The Wellington City Council is currently digging up and replacing the footpath and curb on our street. It's pretty old, and has numerous patches where it has been dug up for stormwater drains, gas and telecoms stuff to be laid down/renewed over the years. I've got no problem with it being replaced.
I asked the contractors whether they were laying conduit or anything similar for the (eventual) UFB rollout. "Oh no - they'll come back and do that later."
"So... they'll dig up the new footpath you've just laid? The one you've had to re-lay because people have had to dig it up?"
I know it will be different contractors and everything, but why oh why can't things be done just a little bit smarter/more co-ordinated? [/rant]