One thing I should have mentioned in my last post (which slipped my mind) is that my entire street is currently being torn-up. The city is replacing the sewer pipes and water lines on my entire block. Currently we're all hooked up to temporary "over-land" water pipes.
This is pretty much the view at the front of my house. There's now some huge cement sewer parts now, too.
This was down at the intersection at the other end of my block. They started there and they're working their way to my end.
This is looking down the street towards my house, which is the last one on the right side (not visible) at the end of the sidewalk.