A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements

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Working with partners and other infrastructure in the region

It’s important that a scheme of this scale leaves a lasting legacy for the region. That’s why it’s important that we work closely with partners such as local authorities, parish councils, community groups and other providers of infrastructure such as East West Rail. This way we can ensure that we understand needs and together deliver a sustainable and integrated transport solution.

Supporting the environment

Protecting places we love, and what makes them special, is an important part of how we plan and build major road schemes. The local area is home to amazing wildlife and plants. This includes great crested newts, and the distinctive “pug like” bartbastelle bat.

We have carried out a series of detailed surveys to make sure we have as much information as possible on the local environment. This will help us identify how best to avoid or reduce any impact on the local environment. This includes looking in detail at the potential impact of the scheme, from air quality to cultural heritage and the impact on our climate.

Read our Environmental Report and Non-Technical Summary

Being a good neighbour

We are committed to working with the community and being a good neighbour. We use our experience in managing major construction projects, combined with feedback from local communities, to plan our work in a way that reduces its impact on local people as much as possible.

This includes focusing on what counts to customers and the local community, such as:

  • Having a local point of contact. All major projects have a community liaison manager based on site, providing regular updates to local people.
  • A clear programme of work, communicated in advance, that is planned with the community and customer in mind.
  • A clear traffic management plan for all stages of work that reduces any impacts on local roads.
  • Carrying out construction work so that it has minimal noise impact on local people.

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