The UK Government has unveiled plans to invest £100m to improve local roads that can help facilitate the economy’s recovery.

The funding will support 29 projects across England, including road rehabilitations, bridge repairs and flood mitigation measures.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “As the country begins the recovery from Covid-19, we need to get on the front foot and invest in infrastructure in every region to reignite the economy, helping better connect people with opportunities in the future.

“By investing £100m in local roads and reaffirming our commitment to better connecting communities, we are not just talking about levelling up but making it happen.”

The government allocated £4.9m for the renovation of two bridges in Sandwell and another £4.9m to replace pedestrian footways in Sheffield.

It also awarded £5m each for the improvement of a key route in Liverpool, maintenance on the Swanswell Viaduct in Coventry, and renovation of Tadcaster Road in York.

The funding will also be utilised to improve some important A-roads in the country.

In addition, the government announced a ‘connectivity review’, which will be undertaken to identify ways to improve road, rail, air and sea links between all four nations of the UK.

Last month, the UK announced a £1.7bn Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund to repair potholes and improve roads and bridges.

The government is also investing £2bn to encourage cycling, walking and to support e-scooter trials to reduce pressure from public transportation services.