Welsh councils have been told to hold off commencing with major roadworks until the first school run of the new term.
Roadworks were due to begin at the start of the summer holidays but have been put on hold after Welsh Assembly advisers stepped in.
A spokesman told WalesOnCraic:
“We didn’t think it right to do all the major roadworks during the summer holidays when most people were away. Road diggers need a holiday too. We’ve advised councils to start their roadworks programme the day the kids go back to school. This is partly political because we’d like to make the point that rail travel really is the way forward, and also because we have a great sense of humour here and sometimes we just like to be little bit mischievous from time to time. We like to sit high up in our offices and see how the little people struggle.”
One road worker said:
“Aye butt innit like. Can you pass me that shovel like innit butt?”