Coventry in the UK is to receive funding to replace its street lights as part of an initiative to improve road safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The city council has secured over £64m ($101.9m) for the project and has signed contracts with Balfour Beatty.

The project involves the installation of about 28,000 new lighting columns within the first five years and the replacement of 6,000 illuminated traffic signs and bollards.

The contract also aims to reduce energy consumption and decrease CO2 emissions by up to 38%.

Work on the project will commence later this year.