A road which was meant to be shut for six weeks has re-opened a full month ahead of schedule.

EU Networks has completed its work in Radlett Lane to the delight of neighbours who were forced to use a diversion route via Harper Lane to get to and from Radlett and Shenley.

A few days after the road was closed, people called for the closure to be postponed until the school holidays but Hertfordshire County Council did not appear to support the calls but said it would be keeping an eye on any traffic problems.

Keith White, project manager at EU Networks, has been keeping people living nearby informed of the works and has confirmed their work is now complete.

He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and patience while we completed our works even though your daily commute was disrupted so much. We have completed our works on Radlett Lane and have now moved our workforce to another part of our project.”

EU Networks has been excavating parts of Radlett Lane and workers are believed to have been installing cables as part of a 5g network. The project is part of a wider 60km scheme.

Radlett Lane is fully open and buses are once again able to use the route.

However the road will be shut for resurfacing works between 8pm and 5am from each day tomorrow (Thursday) until Saturday.

The road will be open between 5am and 8pm on these days.

The county council’s website suggests it will be closed between Faggots Close and Shenley Park.