One woman has come up with a creative way to motivate the road crew outside to finish the job as fast as possible...
Sometimes it feels like road work could be done a little faster and more efficiently.
If the roadwork happens to be right outside your place of business, it definitely seems to last forever.
Maybe the crew just needs to want to finish it faster. But what's in it for them?
Well, one woman has had enough.
Natalie Harvey had dealt with roadwork outside her home for more than a year.
And she decided enough was enough.
She decided the best way to speed up to process was to draw attention to how long things were taking.
And did so in an absolutely ingenius way.
She decided to "celebrate" the anniversary.
The pictures are absolutely hilarious.
"Happy first birthday to our street construction! It was one year ago this week when they first began to rip up our street."
"One year later, half the street is impassable — just last week, we had a massive, 6-foot-deep hole! To celebrate, I created a replica of the street scene in cake form: two layers of chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting."
"Our driveways on my side were blocked for about 3 months this summer."
"Now the other side is blocked, so nearly every house on the opposite side of the street from mine, has their driveways blocked."
"As an example, they'll work every day for a week, then there will be 2-3 weeks with nothing."
"The work has definitely picked up in the last couple of weeks. But you never know when it's going to stop and when it's going to start back up again."
We wonder if her plan will work...
Either way, that cake looks delicious ...