Eurovia has secured two highway contracts worth $480m in the US.

Under the design-build contract, Eurovia, a subsidiary of French concessions and construction firm Vinci, will develop two major corridors.

The company will construct 26km of express lanes on the I-485 in Charlotte and 4km of express lanes on the R-2247EB in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

In Charlotte, the contractor will be responsible for building an express toll lane in each direction to the I-485 between the I-77 and I-74, as well as one additional free high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane.

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

“The project will be optimised to use less space, reducing the earthworks by more than one million cubic metres.”

Once completed, these lanes will improve traffic flow along a corridor used by 146,000 vehicles per day.

Eurovia will also construct an interchange and complete the widening of a 4km stretch of road to six lanes in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County.

The project will be optimised to use less space, reducing the earthworks by more than one million cubic metres.

Through its subsidiaries of Hubbard Construction and Blythe Construction, Eurovia has a substantial presence in the south-eastern part of the US, especially in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company generated €489m in revenue in the US last year.

Both projects are expected to be delivered by 2022.