Eurovia has been awarded two highway contracts worth $480m for the construction of two major corridors in the US.

Under the first contract, Eurovia will be responsible for the construction of a 26km-long express toll lane in both directions on the I-485 in Charlotte.

The project also includes 13 bridges, 700,000t asphalt laying, and 765,000m³ of earthworks.

Eurovia will build a 4km-long six-lane express road in Winston Salem and an interchange on the R-2247EB, under the second design-build contract.

The projects are scheduled for completion in 2022.

Nye Veier has awarded a design-build contract worth Nkr4bn ($468.24m) to ACCIONA Construction.

ACCICONA will construct a 23km-long four-lane segment between Ranheim and Værnes on the E6 highway.

The segment will include an 8km-long underground section and 15km-long highway section.

This highway section will also involve the construction of eight bridges.

Construction is scheduled to start in 2019 and is expected to be complete by 2024.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Nakheel, has awarded contracts worth AED447m ($121.7m) to build three bridges connecting Deira Islands.

The new bridges will be linked to the existing bridge across the water canal.

The first bridge will be constructed between Al Mina Street and Port Rashid, with another built at the intersection of Al Khaleej Street with Abu Baker Al-Siddique and Abu Hail Streets.

The contract also involves the construction of flyovers and ramps to enhance connectivity to Deira Islands.

UK-based infrastructure services provider Amey has been awarded a 15-year maintenance contract worth £325m ($420.1m) by Highways England.

The company will be responsible for the maintenance and response services on the Area 10 Highways.

It will perform regular maintenance of the road network and will carry out incident response, defect rectification, and severe weather treatment operations.

"Balfour Beatty will be assisted by the council in the refurbishment of 626 miles of motorway and 743 miles of footpaths."

Located in the north-west of England, Area 10 road network connects the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Telford and Wrekin Council has awarded a seven-year contract worth £103m ($133.14m) to Balfour Beatty Living Places for the maintenance of motorway assets in the UK.

The deal also includes an option to extend the contract by seven more years.

Balfour Beatty will be assisted by the council in the refurbishment of 626 miles (1,007km) of motorway and 743 miles (1,195km) of footpaths.

The contractor will also deliver reactive maintenance services, winter gritting, and drainage cleansing services.

Honda has agreed to purchase a 5.7% stake in General Motors’ (GM) autonomous vehicles unit Cruise for a sum of $750m.

Honda will also invest $2bn in the autonomous vehicle project over a period of 12 years.

It will collaborate with two other companies to finance and develop autonomous vehicles.

Following Honda’s investment, the valuation of Cruise reached $14.6bn.

Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based pedestrian simulation software services provider Legion for an undisclosed sum.

Legion’s pedestrian simulation software allows users to model people interaction, physical obstacles, and vehicle interactions.

The software is already being used by most of the world’s biggest transit agencies.

Bentley’s acquisition will allow the company to generate different pedestrian traffic scenarios and strengthen its modelling environment.