Stadium's junction opened on A12 near Colchester
A new junction has been opened on the A12 in Essex to meet the needs of traffic using a new stadium and to help homes and jobs development.
Junction 28, north of Colchester was officially opened on Thursday more than three months ahead of schedule.
The £11.2m scheme is linked to 1,500 new houses and 5,000 jobs planned for the surrounding areas.
It also improves access to the A12 for residents and businesses in Colchester and will provide congestion relief.