FARNBOROUGH'S new Ively Road has been completed two months ahead of schedule.

The road, which links the Norris Bridge gyratory system to the new Kennels Lane roundabout, will be officially opened on May 15.

Built to serve the Cody Technology Park, the road forms part of a £10-million highway improvement scheme financed by QinetiQ - formerly known as DERA.

The company has spent £500,000 on planting trees and heathers native to the area. New cycle tracks have also been provided.

The opening is at 11 am and means the closure of the existing road through the old DERA/Pyestock site which will now be for internal use only.