Nine roads in Lincolnshire and Newark are likely to be re-categorised making them eligible for greater Government funding.
Ministers are bringing in a new system which will see extra cash to improve major roads which are not managed by the national Highways Agency.
England’s existing road network is managed by the Strategic Road Network (SRN - managed by Highways England) and Local Road Network (LRN).
Under government plans, the LRN will be replaced by the new Major Road Network (MRN) - with several Lincolnshire roads included.
If given the final go ahead local roads like the A15, A52 and A17 could then bid for a share of money for projects to reduce congestion.