Highways England in the UK is set to invest £114m over the following 12 months for road improvement works in the eastern region of the country.

The funding will be put towards 150 road schemes across Norfolk, Sussex, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.

Work will include road resurfacing, the creation of cycle lanes and bridge joint replacements to improve journeys on key motorways and major A roads.

Highways England 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.

“Over the next 12 months, we’ll be working hard to ensure drivers throughout the East enjoy a smoother experience while travelling on our roads.”

The projects that will be undertaken include repair works on the A14 Brickfield bridge, M11 River Granta bridge and M11 junction 11 Mill bridge. Enhancement works on the A14 junction 32 Histon are also part of the work programme.

Over the last year, Highways England completed 43 lane miles of resurfacing work in the east of England. It has also delivered 2.7 miles worth of cycle lane improvements, as well as deployed more than 80 traffic signs and 16 bridge joints.

Recently, Highways England increased the basic speed limit on certain roads from 50mph to 60mph. The move was approved following extensive research and trials.

As a government-owned company, Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads.

Earlier this month, it completed the A500 widening works in Staffordshire.