Published: 14:49, 17 January 2020
| Updated: 15:11, 17 January 2020
Temporary traffic lights which sparked long delays in Ashford this week have been removed ahead of schedule.
The roadworks appeared on the A28 close to the Harvester in Kennington on Monday, causing gridlock on one of the main routes into the town centre.
But UK Power Networks has now completed its repair of an underground cable near the junction for the Longacres Garden Centre next to the M20 bridge.
The roadworks were due to stay in place until Monday, but were removed at about 11am today.
Drivers had faced long hold-ups this week, with queues seen stretching as far back as the Julie Rose Stadium in Willesborough Road.
Other motorists said it took 45 minutes to get from the Conningbrook Hotel to the town centre.
But a UK Power Networks spokeswoman confirmed engineers have now completed the repairs.
She said: "We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their understanding while we complete this essential work."
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