Watch the report from ITV Anglia's Russell Hookey.
The new northern section of Bedford's Western Bypass was opened this afternoon.
The new section of the road should help alleviate congestion in the town and completes a project first put forward 50 years ago.
The new road links the the A4280 at Biddenham with the A6 at the Clapham roundabout. The opening ceremony's being marked with a classic car parade and ribbon cutting ceremony.