This happened at the house my mom had built when I was in highschool. The builders were suppose to mirror the blueprints of the house, but they didn't. The mistake wasn't found until after the foundation and concrete pad were poured, so our driveway had to curve around a light pole and electric junction box. In the 6 years we lived there, at least a dozen people backed into the electric box and it had to be repaired. https://imgur.com/yhVa99t
Gotta do what you gotta do. Building plans and town utility plans don't always jive.
My guess is they have been waiting months for the telephone company to come move the pole. They are notoriously slow.
Could have extended their driveway.
Someone's going to have to mow that small patch of grass
three years later...
"No problem, we'll move that pole..."
six years later...
"I don't see what your problem is, you've been happy with it for six years and now you're complaining?"
nine years later...
"You have to move your driveway because it creates a problem for the utility pole..."
I'd be so upset if I bought a house then this happened. Endless calls and letters to the city wouldn't help I bet
My guess is they built on two lots as poles are usually at property lines. Either too expensive to move or they didn't realize it at the time.
guess no one's getting at&t at THAT house.. it would be rediculous getting cable through that
Someone didn't want to pay to move the pole...
Best part is the cable ran to the small box over the driveway. Not like that would last a month if someone actually lived in the house.
Having been in construction long enough, its more than likely the power company isntaling their time moving it. Things like this take a lot of planning and usually require a sizable down payment before they will even draw up the plans.
I used to install phone lines for century Link to houses.... Idk how many times I had to cut up someones new driveway to put in their phone line ha