Derby

Lara Croft Way to open to traffic in Derby

Lara Croft Way
Image caption More than 27,000 voted for the naming of the new route

Part of Derby's new inner ring road is due to fully open with the expected completion of Lara Croft Way.

It means that from Monday night people can get to Burton Road, Babington Lane and Normanton Road via a new roundabout, which opens on Tuesday.

The road was named after the video game heroine who was created in Derby.

The star of the Tomb Raider franchise was originally devised by a computer game developer based in the city.

More than 27,000 people took part in the vote to name the Osmaston Road to Burton Road stretch of the new route, with 89% opting for Lara Croft Way.

The rest of the soon-to-be-completed route will be known as Mercian Way, in honour of the local army regiment.

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