Tir, welcome to ECN!
As far as I know, this has been this way for a couple of years. I've tried to contact the owner to no avail. I guess the next stop is the AHJ.
The "underground box aboveground" idea is OK for a temporary fix.
I wouldn't want it to end up like this
These cover the transformer's 12KV primaries. They're exposed to traffic, in a driveway.(What is this, a lineman's version of an extension box?)...S