CPB Contractors has secured a construction contract from New Zealand Transport Agency to carry out the final stage of the Baypark to Bayfair link upgrade project in Tauranga in the north island's Bay of Plenty area.

The contractual scope includes construction of two flyovers, with one to ease traffic congestion over the State Highway (SH) 29A, while the other will take SH 2 traffic up and over the Maunganui-Girven roundabout.

In addition, the project will upgrade the Maunganui-Girven Road intersection, while replacing the Te Maunga roundabout.

Construction will begin next month, while completion is scheduled for 2020.

A joint venture (JV) comprising Bielby Holdings, JF Hull, and Albem Operations has been appointed to carry out the first phase of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade project in Queensland, Australia. 

The JV will design and construct the project's first phase, which includes upgrading the four-lane motorway to six-lane along a 3km stretch between Rocklea and Oxley.

Upgrade works will begin by the end of this year, with completion scheduled for 2020.

"Upgrade works will begin by the end of this year, with completion scheduled for 2020."

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has awarded a $60.2m contract to Skanska for the renovation of the Ekeberg and Svartdal tunnels on the E6 and E18 highways in Oslo, Norway.

The contractual scope includes electrical and fire protection works, installation of an improved cleaning solution for water from the tunnels, construction of new technical buildings, upgrades to the existing evacuation routes, the addition of a new layer of asphalt, and replacement of all road signs.

Works will be completed by 2019.

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced a funding package of C$535m ($397m) for upgrading the transport infrastructure in the province.

Funding includes C$255m ($189m) from the Canadian Government and C$279m ($207m) from Alberta's regional authority, which will be used to rehabilitate and improve highways and more than 100 roads in Alberta. 

A funding package of £173.5m ($223.85m) has been announced by the UK Government for improving public transportation facilities such as busways, park-and-ride facilities, stops and signs in the city of Leeds.

City authorities will use the funding to create integrated bus corridors, segregated lanes and real-time information display systems. Funding will also help the city to develop proposals for local rail improvements.

Funding will be awarded over a period of four years between 2017 and 2021.