The Transport Minister has given the go-ahead for a £2.2 million investment to improve a dangerous stretch of road on the A590.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron welcomed the news, following a campaign for safety improvements to be made at the Greenodd junction following several serious and fatal accidents.
Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin has pledged the funding to build a new roundabout in replacement of the existing junction with the A5092.
A dual carriageway entry and exit roads for the bypass itself, and a two-lane entry to the roundabout coming from the A5092 are also part of the scheme.
Mr McLoughlin also agreed to spend £150,000 from the Department for Transport on a study to look at safety across the whole of the A590.
Work on the new improvements will begin next year.