The Minister For Roads has promised to look at safety improvements on the North Devon link road after yesterday's crash which claimed the lives of a mother and her two children.
Jesse Norman made the pledge as he announced a £4.25 million upgrade for a section of the road further South between the M5 and Tiverton.
Police say they still don't know exactly what caused yesterday's tragic accident.
It was the second serious incident on the road in the space of two days after a crash on Sunday.
Mr Norman announced the investment to upgrade the link road at a turf cutting ceremony in Devon.
The funding will be used to add a junction that will provide access to a new housing development.
Mr Norman also says the Government will look into funding safety improvements on the road leading to Barnstaple.
He added any bid for investment from the local council will be strongly considered:
Devon County Council is confident it will be able to secure funding.
I firmly believe that once we get our first bid accepted, the Government then have got a commitment to continue on supporting us.
Police are continuing their investigation into how yesterday's crash happened.
It's highly unusual for us to have two collisions on the same stretch of road within a day of each other. We're trying to understand why that happened.