Previously, HGVs could only access the industrial estate either by the narrow signal controlled railway bridge on South Liberty Lane or the height restricted under bridge on Ashton Drive. The new road provides businesses in Brook Gate and on South Liberty Lane with direct access to the South Bristol Link and the national road network.
The South Bristol Link is forecast to bring £224m of economic benefit to the area through reduced business costs, reduced congestion, improved accessibility for businesses and employees, better access to employment and education for local people and the unlocking of new areas for employment and housing.
It is also estimated the scheme will unlock around 2,500 jobs in the local area.
Earlier this year the South Bristol Link won South West Transportation Project of the Year from the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation for demonstrating excellence in planning and engineering. Alun Griffiths, who constructed the South Bristol Link, have also won Considerate Constructor Scheme national awards for two consecutive years.