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Department for Transport delighted with Octavius team working at Clophill roundabout

Our project team working at Clophill Roundabout, Bedfordshire were delighted to welcome Andrew Bennett, Delivery Lead for the Levelling Up Fund and Local Infrastructure Delivery for the Department for Transport, and many of our key customers to the site to see the project as it nears its completion.

Andrew Bennett was pleased to see the works in action and experience first-hand the benefits the completed project will provide the community.

The department for Transport Provided £6.8 million of Government Levelling Up funding to support the scheme, improving the roundabout’s capacity and connections for drivers and pedestrians.

Our team began working on the package of improvements at Clophill Roundabout in February 2023, for Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) The busy A6/A507 junction has long suffered from congestion and the project will make a significant difference for road users and local residents alike. The new and improved layout will provide increased capacity to reduce queuing, as well as enhancements to the walking and cycling routes close to the junction to make the road safer and encourage active travel.


Toby Hall, CBC Career Grade NEC Supervisor, Elliott Dye, Octavius Senior Site Manager, Lisa Swannell, CBC NEC Project Manager, Trish Etheridge, CBC Principal Project Manager, Paul Mason, CB Head of Highways, Arbinder Soor CBC NEC Project Manager and Andrew Bennett, Delivery Department for Transport. Lead.
Thank you to the entire team who facilitated my site visit. It was an insightful tour and hugely beneficial. The team is clearly doing a fantastic job and it was lovely to see how it has become a mini tourist attraction for some children (and grandparents)
Andrew Bennett
Delivery Lead for the Levelling Up Fund and Local Infrastructure Delivery for the Department for Transport.

Work is expected to complete at the end of March, watch this space for updates on this  over the coming weeks!

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