Tolls 'could pay for new roads'
22 December 2012 Last updated at 19:03 GMT
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.