Luton Borough Council is inviting bids from contractors to deliver a road improvement project in the town.
In a bid to reduce traffic congestion, the council has developed its £24 million Luton Town Centre Transport Scheme which will result in the creation of a new link road and improved traffic circulation.
Councillor Roy Davis, the portfolio holder for regeneration, claimed the scheme is vital to securing the "long-term economic prosperity" and future growth of Luton
He said: "Not only will completion of the inner ring road help reduce peak period congestion in and around the town centre but it will also improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, and free up land for continued regeneration, creating new jobs and homes to boost the economy in Luton."
The government will give £15.85million towards the project, with third party contributions and identified savings accounting for the remaining £8.15 million.
Work on the scheme is set to start in 2013 and could be completed by 2015.
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