Cumbria County Council says it hopes to make its case to the government this year for funding to upgrade parts of the A595.
It is Cumbria's longest road, and at certain times of the day the busiest road.
Pressure is growing on the county council to make improvements for both safety and economic reasons.
Carlisle MP John Stevenson says the sooner there are upgrades the better:
The council says it is already on the case.
The new nuclear development planned at Moorside near Sellafield means the route will get even busier over the coming years:
You can travel along almost any section of the A595 and find people who say there should be improvements.
Stan Palmer owns a garage near Wigton and regularly sees accidents:
Politicians from all parties agree improvements to the A595 are a priority.
Exactly where and when these improvements will take place is still far from certain.