Roads minister Robert Goodwill said today that motorway schemes, like the one used to relieve traffic on the M6 in the Midlands, could be rolled out "more and more across the country".
Speaking to ITV News Central he said: "The main thing is to keep the traffic flowing and this system does keep the traffic flowing, it's much cheaper than having to put extra lanes on motorways."
He added: "Over the next 15 years we are going to invest £50 billion in road schemes."
More top news
The "Beast from the East 2" blew into the region overnight, with some places seeing several centimetres of the white stuff.
Most places will be dry, with any snow showers dying away overnight. Very cold, risk of widespread ice.
A rather cloudy night is expected with most areas becoming dry with easterly winds continuing to slowly decrease in strength.