There are plans to improve the A47, one of last major roads in the East Midlands to only have one lane for most of its 150 miles. The project will begin with the road being converted into a dual carriageway at the junction of the A47 and A1.
Drivers on the route say it will speed up journeys, which will be better for business, and improve general safety.
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Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to Wednesday's deadly terror attack in Westminster.
Six addresses have been searched as part of police investigations so far and seven arrests have been made.
A large part of Hagley Road in the south west of the city was cordoned off and later reopened.