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27 October 2010, 11:46
A new £25 million road between Addenbrooke's Hospital and Trumpington, just off the M11, opens this afternoon.
The one and a half mile route was officially opened by Cambridgeshire County Council this morning, and is expected to open to drivers from 1:00pm.
It is predicted that the new access road will carry 21,500 vehicles a day between Hauxton Road and Shelford Road in 2023 when all the developments in the area are completed.
Some 10,200 vehicles are forecast to use it between Clay Farm and Addenbrooke’s.
The new route links Hauxton Road to Shelford Road, and onto the CBC using a new bridge over the London to Cambridge railway line.
It includes both on and off road cycle lanes as well as facilities for pedestrians.
Cambridgeshire County Councillor Roy Pegram, Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure and Strategic Planning, said: "This new access road will ensure that proper transport facilities are in place ready for the planned expansion of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus as well as new developments proposed for the area.
By providing good transport links for the site, including new paths and cycleways, this new route will help relieve the surrounding roads and keep Cambridge moving as new residents make the area their home."