The long-awaited Sudbury bypass has been included in plans to unlock the economic potential of Suffolk.
The Eastern region’s enterprise partnership has listed ways to boost the town’s economy, including employment sites, housing and transport.
One of the main transport priorities for the area is the major congestion caused by the A134.
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has listed carrying out preparatory work on the Sudbury western by-pass as part of its draft economic plan for Suffolk and Norfolk.
Simon Barrett, Babergh District Council’s lead member for the economy, said: “The LEP is now the delivery platform for major projects. If it’s not on the LEP, there’s no chance of it going through.”
Enterprise partnerships were set up by the current government to support and promote locally-driven growth, encouraging business investment and economic development.