The Isle of Wight is to get £364.6m ($549m) from the UK government to improve and maintain its roads.

The private finance initiative funding will allow the Isle of Wight Council to upgrade local roads over the next 25 years.

The Isle of Wight project consists of almost 803km of road with 767km of footway.

Road surfaces, footways, cycleways, bridges and street lighting are all included in the project.

The scheme also plans to upgrade traffic signals, signs, street nameplates and road markings, along with street cleaning and winter maintenance.

In addition, the project includes 12,000 street lights, a number of bridges and other structures, and highway trees.