Roads minister Mike Penning said the schemes will ensure a pipeline of future Highways Agency major improvement work.
But construction will not get underway until after the next spending review in 2015.
The six schemes are:
· M4 Junctions 3-12 managed motorway scheme; Thames Valley
· M25 Junction 30 / A13 congestion relief scheme, Thurrock;
· A19/A1058 Coast Road Junction improvement; North Tyneside; and
· A21 Tonbridge – Pembury widening; Kent
· A63 Castle Street improvements, Hull; and
· A160/A180 improvements, Immingham
Penning said: “We are committed to tackling congestion, keeping traffic moving and supporting the UK economy, putting in money where it’s most needed and where the public will get a good return on investment.
“I am confirming development work will be advanced on a further six schemes around the country. This means they will be in a good position to be selected for start of works in the early years of the next spending review period.”
The development work will focus on designing and consulting on proposals, along with progressing any necessary statutory processes.