I chuckled when you commented about the fact that the new bypass not being new. Where I live (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) we have two bridged spanning the harbour. We still call one of the bridges "the new bridge" even though it was completed in 1970 (I was 3 years old). Of course the other bridge was completed in 1955, so comparatively the 1970 bridge is new.
We have a cat. He is a jerk.