The city of Birmingham in the UK will receive over £600m ($896m) to improve its road network, Transport Minister Paul Clark has said.

The improvements and maintenance will be carried out over 25 years and will be funded by Private Finance Initiative.

Covering nearly 2,500km of roads the scheme is made up of principal roads, non-principal roads and unclassified roads and includes 94,000 street lights and 400 bridges.

Work includes improving and maintaining footway, cycleway, street lighting as well as bridges and other structures.

The government will also make available an extra £100m ($150m) for councils across Britain in order to repair roads damaged by the severe winter.