A consortium led by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has been awarded a $1.42bn contract for the construction of the fourth Panama Canal bridge.

Other participating companies in the consortium include Astaldi, Panamanian subsidiary of Dragados, and Korean firm Daelim.

The environmental engineering services and the preliminary design for the bridge were provided by Roughan & O’Donovan, a company based in Ireland.

The 3km-long cable-stayed bridge will have a main span of 540m and a clearance of 80m over the navigation channel.

The bridge will act as a connecting link between west Panama and Panama City once operational.

It is intended to enhance freight transport capacity and improve vessel movements across the canal.

Budimex and Strabag consortium has been awarded a €111m ($130m) contract to design and build a section of the A1 highway between Tuszyn and Bełchatów, Poland.

The contract has been placed by the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA).

The contract includes construction of a 16km-long two-lane stretch on the A1 highway. The two companies will each hold a 50% share in the contract.

The consortium will also be responsible for the construction of an intersection, access roads, noise barriers, 17 bridges, two junctions, and wildlife crossings.

The Department of State Growth (Tasmania) has awarded a A$130m ($94.37m) contract to transport infrastructure services provider Downer Group for the maintenance of roads in the North West Region of Tasmania.

“Leighton Asia has been awarded an A$140m ($102.3m) contract by the NLEX Corporation for the development of Harbour Link Segment 10 in the Philippines.”

Downer Group will offer the maintenance and network management services for 2,450km of the road network in the north-west region under the four-year contract.

The contract also includes emergency response management, roadside clearing, and other improvement works.

The Sydney Motorway Corporation of the New South Wales Government has awarded a KRW882.6bn ($785.9m) contract to Samsung C&T for the construction of a 12.9km section of the WestConnex motorway in western Sydney, Australia.

Samsung C&T has already been contracted to participate in the first two stages of the project and will be responsible for the construction of the underpass and an annex in the third stage of the project. The company has a 33.3% stake in the WestConnex project.

Construction work is expected to be completed by June 2023.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has awarded a $26m contract to Road and Highway Builders, a subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, to perform renovation work on the King Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City, Hawaii.

Refurbishment work will be completed within one year.

The contract includes resurfacing of the highway between the Pearl City and Aiea, road widening, intersection improvements, signalling works, and other associated works.

Leighton Asia has been awarded an A$140m ($102.3m) contract by the NLEX Corporation for the development of Harbour Link Segment 10 in the Philippines.

An elevated 2.6km dual toll-way that links NLEX Segment 10 Road with the R10 Road will be built under the contract. The contract also includes work related to ramps, roadworks, electrical and mechanical works, and landscaping.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Highways England has awarded a technology contract to Costain for the development of a pilot connected vehicle corridor on a live road in the UK.

Costain will be assisted by the Kent County Council, Transport for London (TfL) and the UK Department for Transport in the development of the flagship project.

Costain will be responsible for offering a technology testbed for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).

The company will work on the project together with core partners Mott MacDonald, 4way Consulting, TRL, Kapsch TrafficCom, Altran, Cohda Wireless, Telent Technology Services and Telefonica.