Spanish infrastructure firm ACCIONA has secured an A$137m ($96.4m) road upgrade contract in the State of Queensland, Australia.

Under this contract, ACCIONA will be responsible for upgrading a 6km road stretch of Bruce Highway in the north of Brisbane.

ACCIONA will upgrade the highway from four to six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Pumicestone Road, north of Brisbane.

The company will also be responsible for the demolition and reconstruction of four bridges and other auxiliary works such as improving creek crossings to reinforce them against flooding.

The project forms Construction Contract 1 of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road’s broader Bruce Highway Upgrade between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).

The road is said to be one of the most important routes in the north of Brisbane.

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government (80%) and the Queensland Government (20%).

Meanwhile, ACCIONA has also secured two public highways contracts worth €20m in Galicia, Spain.

As part of the first contract, ACCIONA in a joint venture will be responsible for remodelling the PK 5+000 junction on the AP-9V highway into Vigo.

The second contract involves maintenance and operation of the highways in Sector LU-01 in the province of Lugo.

The contract to remodel the PK 5+000 junction was awarded to the company by the city council and will see the construction of new access roads and routes from Vigo Urzaiz station, the connection with the Lepanto tunnel, as well as the necessary installations and cordoning.

The second contract was awarded by the National Department of Highways and involves the provision of repair and maintenance services.