The Chancellor has announced plans to improve the A1 in North Yorkshire in an effort to reduce journey times by 20%.
A stretch between Leeming and Barton is set to be upgraded from a dual carriageway to a three lane road.
The Treasury claims the £314 scheme could create up to 750 new jobs during the three year construction period and is expected to be complete by 2016/17.
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.