Seven other schemes will be awarded funding to develop their business cases. These include the A140 Long Stratton Bypass, which will divert traffic away from busier routes around Norwich, helping reduce traffic through local routes and the A511 growth corridor which will see a series of improvements to improve access to jobs and services in Leicestershire.
A further seven schemes have been given approval to proceed and to apply for funding at a later stage.
Funding has been secured in the UK for 18 road improvement schemes intended to cut journey times. These works have been given the go ahead by the
5432 Department for Transport. The projects include the Preston western distributor scheme, which will provide a new dual carriageway to reduce congestion in the city, and the 3.5km Stubbington bypass.