Published: 26 August 2010 at 11:03
Will help Anglia Ruskin to further develop its travel and sustainability plans
Anglia Ruskin University is opening a new entry point for its Rivermead campus on 6 September 2010 to ease access to the fast-developing East of England higher education institution. Work on the project began in January this year.
The new junction from Chelmer Valley Road to the William Harvey, Mildmay, Tindal, and Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) building, now under construction, will provide access for staff and students to the long stay car parking at the northern end of the campus. Those using the new junction will turn left from Chelmer Valley Road when approaching from the Broomfield roundabout. All traffic exiting the campus will be required to turn left towards Chelmsford.
Students and staff using the new junction will be able to benefit from the opening of the Park and Ride service operating from Essex Regiment Way using the junction and a newly created bus stop from April 2011.
The new access project fits with the University’s sustainable campus plan, a part of which is to actively encourage students and staff to trial and use of Park and Ride travel.
Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne is optimistic that the new junction will be of immense benefit to those who visit Anglia Ruskin University and those who commute around it.