As you can see from this photo a goodly section of my front yard will be dug up. The excavation will extend across the sidewalk and to the middle of the road and will be very deep. I will dig up as many perennials and bushes as I can in the eight foot swath and transplant them over winter to a section of my vegetable garden. The tree will be dug out by the contractors and replaced in its position as the work ends. Most plants are dormant at the moment and so most should survive.
The work is expected to begin the week after next. The storm sewer will be replaced too from the curb stop on and any water leakages from the water lines fixed too. Fun times ahead.