The Roads minister Robert Goodwill has hinted the government may fund a partial upgrade of the A47 which runs from the Midlands to the Norfolk Coast.
He was responding to a debate led by Norfolk MPs, who say the road should be fully dualled to improve safety and boost the economy in the region.
Last month the government launched a feasibility study into the need for improvements to the road between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth.
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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
The Chief Executive of Southend United has told ITV News Anglia that his players deserved to win promotion to League One at Wembley.
Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.