Is it just me or is there a strange phenomenon afoot at the moment.
I thought it was just Huddersfield but it seems other parts of the country are similarly afflicted.
I speak not of binge drinking, the Ice Bucket Challenge (remember that?) but rather the unpleasant mushrooming of roadworks, seemingly overnight.
Until three weeks ago the roads around Huddersfield were relatively clear then BOOM, there seems to be a stack of brightly coloured barriers and men looking in holes on almost every road.
Some I’m familiar with and understand such as the ones near the new fire station at Rastrick.
But driving around Marsh and Lindley a week ago I was dumbfounded at the sheer number of works.
What are they all for?
Few, if any, appear to be improving the road with them seemingly exclusively being about moving cables or pipes or some other reason to lift the tarmac.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I suspect something’s afoot.
I don’t mean a grand plan to take over the world, rather there must be some target that needs to be hit or budget that needs accounting for to prompt the sudden appearance of all the works.
If you know a man who leads on a spade, or even better you’re the bloke in the hole, can you get in touch and tell me why now for these roadworks.
And then tell me when you’ll be gone!