Poynters Road re-opened on Monday (September 23) after being closed for almost 11 weeks so that essential repair work could be completed.
After being officially opened at 6am, traffic is now permitted in both directions on the mile-long road – which connects Houghton Regis with Luton.
Poynters Road had been closed so that essential resurfacing work could take place to prevent the road from sinking in on itself.
The opening comes a few days ahead of schedule – the target for completion was originally Friday (September 27).
Councillor Brian Spurr said: “We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to keep our promise and get the work done as per the schedule.
“The residents and businesses along the road have been really great and very patient and it was important to us to stick to our timetable.”
“We’ll be opening up the road on Monday 23 and we expect traffic get back to normal quickly. The new road should make a real difference to drivers and those living or working nearby.”
During the closure, Central Beds Council strived to keep community spirits high, encouraging communication on social media platforms and organising a street party for residents on August 25.
Mr Spurr added: “The Facebook page and dedicated email address worked really well and helped residents stay in touch and keep up to date with the work.
“What’s really good news for the residents is that by rebuilding the road now, the end result should be a maintenance-free road for approximately 15-20 years.”
The council also sent out a survey to residents asking for their opinions on the roadworks, and how works should be conducted in future.
Facebook user Carol Waller said: “Well done to the team of workmen that have got it opened earlier than expected and it is loads better.”
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