Tolls 'could pay for new roads'

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A plan to fund new roads using tolls which drivers would pay to private companies is to be included in the coalition's new policy agenda.

A recently approved upgrade to the A14 in Cambridgeshire could be the first building project funded by tolls.

The policy programme - for the second half of the coalition - is expected to be set out in the new year.

A spokesman said the DfT was looking at tolling schemes to fund "new capacity in very limited circumstances".

Daniel Boettcher reports.

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