Better pedestrian crossings and "state-of-the-art" traffic control are some of the improvements planned for a busy High Wycombe road in a bid to ease congestion. 

The A40 London Road, running from Loudwater to the centre of High Wycombe, is set to get a major facelift paid for by a portion of £6.32 million of government funding.

The funding will be divided between an improvement project the London Road and an improvement scheme for the A418 Oxford Road, Aylesbury - with High Wycombe getting £4.13 million.

The High Wycombe scheme includes proposals to improve journey time reliability along the London Road, better pedestrian crossings and state-of-the-art traffic control to ease congestion. 

The schemes are among 76 across the country awarded funding totalling £244 million, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today following bids submitted by the county council in the summer. 

Mark Shaw, Bucks County Council deputy leader and transport cabinet member welcomed the funding, and said it would help relieve urban congestion, improve safety and journey time reliability, and help to unlock economic growth. 

He added: "We're looking continually for opportunities to bid for Government money to invest in Buckinghamshire's roads, to help stimulate economic growth, deal with the impact of housing growth, and help ease congestion.

"This funding will do a great deal to make life better for our residents and businesses."