The Government will today raise the amount it expects to be invested in infrastructure projects in the UK from £309 billion last year to more than £375 billion.
Almost 300 of the 646 projects and programmes are already under construction.
Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is expected to announce:
- The building of the UK's first toll road in a decade is to be scrapped. The A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon will not introduce a fee for use after the improvement scheme, due to start in 2016, is completed.
- The railway station at Gatwick Airport will receive £50 million for redevelopment.
- A Government guarantee could support finance for the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey.
- The tube's Northern Line £1 billion extension to Battersea in south west London will be guaranteed.
- Improvements to the A50 around Uttoxeter in Staffordshire will start no later than 2015/16.
- A £10 million competitive fund to open in early 2014 to test ways to deliver superfast broadband to remote areas of the UK.
More top news
The island of Kivalina in Alaska is quickly disappearing into the ocean, watched by its 400 residents, due to climate change.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on fellow European nations to share the burden of the influx of migrants.
Satellite images have revealed the extent of the damage to the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra city by Islamic State jihadists.