A £512 million fund to fill in potholes has been earmarked for the West Midlands over the next six years.
Officials estimate that the cash will be able to repair 1.6 million holes across the region.
It is the first time councils have been given ring-fenced funding over such a length of time, which will help them plan ahead and save money for the taxpayer.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "Roads play a significant part in everyday life. Poorly maintained local roads, blighted by potholes, are a menace to all road users, particularly during the festive period as people travel to see family and friends.
"It is vital we have good quality roads. This government has already taken strong action by spending £1 billion more on local roads maintenance than was spent in the previous parliament.
"The £512 million I am announcing for the West Midlands will put an end to short term fixes and will mean we have committed £10 billion between 2010 and 2021.
"This huge investment is part of our long term economic plan to ensure we have a transport network fit for the 21st century."
The Department for Transport allocates funding to local authorities based on local need, so councils with larger highway networks receive more of the funding.
Over £4.7 billion will be shared between 115 councils, while a further £575 million will be available through a new challenge fund to help repair and maintain local highway infrastructure such as junctions, bridges and street lighting.
It was also announced that £578 million has been set aside for an incentive fund scheme which will start in 2016 to reward councils who demonstrate they are delivering value for money in carrying out cost effective improvements.