This is what my road looked like a couple of months ago:
This is what it looked like as they prepared it for resurfacing:
This is what it looks like now:
At least they've left the pavement alone:
One of the (very many) conditions of the original lease on the house in 1899 was that the lessee, at his own expense, would 'make and complete ... a good flagged footpath ... of the width of eight feet.'
Here's an interesting regional (or is it a class) observation.
The steps to the front door:
The steps to the back door: