We have a responsibility, as a Highway Authority for the maintenance of the highways, including pavements and footways.
Pavements, particularly those constructed of paving slabs, can suffer very badly from overriding vehicles.
In the case of damage, it is important to report the vehicle details or findings so that we can recover the full cost of repairs to the pavement.
The organisation carrying out the works (which may include utility companies) is responsible for ensuring there is a safe alternative route for pedestrians and other traffic. This organisation is also responsible for putting the pavement back to its former condition.