UK economy

Key road to be upgraded in Johnson's economic recovery plan

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Craig Mackinlay
Craig Mackinlay
Craig Mackinlay

A key A-road in Kent is to be upgraded as part of a £5bn investment plan unveiled by Boris Johnson to help the UK bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.

The A299 Thanet Way Renewal scheme will receive £3.98m from the government, along with £442,000 of local funding, to proceed.

The announcement came as the PM vowed to "use this moment" to fix longstanding economic problems.

Thanet South MP Craig Mackinlay welcomed the plans, saying the A299 Thanet Way upgrade will "bring huge benefits to our local area, alleviating traffic problems, reducing congestion, pollution and better connecting our community with the rest of the country".