Highways England has outlined a £114m spending pledge to improve the East of England's roads, pavements and bridges over the next 12 months.
The cash will go into 150 schemes across Norfolk, Sussex, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.
Major motorways and A roads including the M11, A14, A1, A47 and A12 will all benefit from the planned package of enhancements, with road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping all set to take place.
Big schemes include:
A14 Brickfield bridge
Replacing the existing bridge joint bearings, carrying out concrete repairs, resurfacing the road and renewing the road markings.
M11 junction 11 Mill bridge
Replacing four bridge joints, re-waterproofing the bridge deck and repainting the bearings.
A14 junction 32 Histon
Replacing all road markings and studs where resurfacing has taken place.
M11 River Granta bridge
Replace two bridge joints, re-waterproofing the bridge deck and resurface.
Other improvements include:
- more than 80 traffic signs installed
- 17 junctions improved
- 16 bridge joints installed
- 2.7 miles worth of cycle lane improvements
Highways England’s regional director for the East of England, Martin Fellows, said: 'Keeping our roads in good condition is essential for safety and in ensuring the reliability of journeys for drivers. This multi-million-pound investment will help keep journeys on our motorways and A roads flowing and reduce the risk of unplanned, disruptive maintenance.'
Throughout last year, Highways England laid more than 35,000 tonnes of surfacing material across the East of England.
This allowed for 43 lane miles of resurfacing. A further 50,000 road studs were set into the region’s roads, helping to light up the way for drivers.