Webber, a US subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial, has secured a $115m highway upgrade contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the US.

Under the contract, Webber will be responsible for upgrading the IH 35 in Laredo, Texas.

The project includes the construction of a new direct connector spanning 1.5 miles, more than 400,000ft of bridge deck, and new main travel lanes to IH 35 in each direction.

In addition, Webber will install more than 12Mlb of steel girders as part of the project.

The project is set to begin next year and is expected to be completed in 2024.

Upon completion, it is expected to increase the road’s capacity, as well as its connectivity to IH 35 and US 59 Loop, which are said to be two important freight corridors for handling international trade.

The project will also improve international trade capacity with Mexico and Central America while building new economic opportunities for the community and the State of Texas.

With the IH 35 upgrade project, Ferrovial hopes to further strengthen its presence in the US, which is said to be its key market in terms of revenue.

Currently, Ferrovial’s Webber has more than 60 projects across Texas, Arkansas, Virginia and Georgia.

In June, Webber secured a $301m contract from the TxDOT. Under the terms of the contract, Webber will reconstruct existing interchanges between State Loop 12, State Spur 482, State Highway 114 and 183.

The company will also construct 32 new bridges, enhance the existing main lanes, and carry out grading, signals and illumination of the highway.