Two key Cumbrian roads could be expanded under government plans to invest an extra £15 million in the country's road network.
A study looking at the case for turning both the A66 and A69 into dual carriageways will be carried out.
The study for the two trans-Pennine routes is one of nine schemes for the north west.
The A69 is now clear in both directions at Brampton in Cumbria, following an earlier accident.
The A69 is partially blocked in both directions at Brampton in Cumbria, due to an accident involving one vehicle.
Traffic between Carlisle and Hexham is currently being affected.