Roadworks on the A38 near Bristol Airport have been suspended because of the amount of traffic congestion being caused.
Resurfacing work on the road at Lulsgate began on Monday with traffic managed by "stop" and "go'" boards.
A spokesman for North Somerset Council said lanes would be reopened once the newly-laid surface had cooled.
Different options would then be looked at as to how best to complete the £190,000 scheme, he said.
The scheme, which also includes completing work at Downside Road and West Lane junctions, had been due to continue until Friday.
It was intended that marked vehicles would lead the traffic through the area where contractors are working at 10mph.
The council spokesman said: "Due to large volumes of traffic, North Somerset Council has taken the decision this morning to suspend the resurfacing work."