A joint venture (JV) of Salini’s Lane Construction and Eurovia’s subisidary Blythe Construction has been awarded a $403m design-build contract for an expressway in North Carolina.

The contract will include the expansion of the Triangle Expressway from US 401 to Interstate 40 in the Wake and Johnston counties.

It forms part of the $2.2bn Complete 540 project, which is aimed at improving the highway system in Raleigh.

The project comprises the design and construction of a six-lane, 12.8km highway and involves five million cubic metres of earthworks.

“The project comprises the design and construction of a six-lane, 12.8km highway and involves five million cubic metres of earthworks.”

It will also see the construction of 29 bridges, the laying of 290,000m² of concrete pavement, and the placement of nearly 135,000t of hot-mix asphalt.

Complete 540 will connect the regional roadway network by extending the Triangle Expressway around the greater Raleigh area.

The road will provide an additional transportation route for commuters of south and east of Raleigh, as well as save motorists from taking longer trips, through the Triangle region. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Lane also won a contract worth $260m to widen interstate highways 77 and 40 in Iredell County from four lanes to eight, covering a length of 11.9km.

The contract also includes improving connections by designing and building a new interchange.

Work is likely to commence in the spring of 2019, with completion expected by late 2022.