LEOMINSTER - The Leominster branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will shift from Erdman Way to the Southgate Business Park on Monday.

The new office, at 500 Research Drive, which is off Route 12 near the Sterling line not far from Interstate 190, will be considerably bigger than the Erdman Way location, with 12 customer windows and parking for 120 vehicles.

The Erdman Way office will remain open through 5 p.m. Friday. The new office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The registry branch that serves northern Worcester County was in Fitchburg for many years. A branch at 983 John Fitch Highway closed in November 1993, when the operation moved to Erdman Way.