Ok, folks, show and tell time.
Will start with tell.
When we have the road repairs going on back home, the street is a mess, there are tractors and bulldozers all around, destroying everything they can.
When the work's finished for the day, heavy machinery stays in places, with the engines turned off, waiting for the next day to begin.
There's a single thing that makes me feel at home though. The ratio of road construction workers that actually work, to those simply loitering (or giving orders, which is the same) is 1 : 2