US-based road construction company Webber, a subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial, has received a contract to upgrade a stretch of highway in Macon, Georgia.

The $229m contract was awarded to a joint venture between Webber and South Carolina-based United Infrastructure Group by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

The project includes rebuilding and widening an almost 5-mile stretch of the I-16/I-75 highway, building 21 bridges and rebuilding the I-16/I-75 interchanges. It will also involve building wider shoulders, concrete barriers and lanes along most of the section.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

The project will be Webber’s second in Georgia. The company is currently working on rehabilitating I-75/SR 401 in Clayton and Henry counties.

In June, Webber secured a $301m contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to rebuild the interchanges between State Loop 12, State Spur 482 and State Highways 114 and 183.

In August, TxDOT contracted the company to upgrade the IH 35 in Laredo for $115m. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Webber was founded in Michigan in 1963. The company was acquired by Ferrovial in 2005.