Infrastructure construction company SacyrIngeniería e Infraestructuras (Sacyr) has been awarded a road construction contract by the Texas Department of Transport (TxDOT).

Valued at $142m (€128m), the contract involves the construction of an 8.2 mile (13.2km) bypass of the US59 road in Diboll, Texas, the US.

The bypass will be constructed as a dual carriageway, with two lanes in each direction.

It will include 28 structures to cross the intersections with other local roads and different watercourses.

Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures is a Spanish infrastructure company, which began undertaking construction projects in the US in 2018.

Last year, the company was awarded a contract for the reconstruction and expansion of the IH35E interstate highway in Texas.

This project has an execution period of 40 months. Under the contract valued at approximately $117m (€102m), Sacyr will redevelop an 11.5km stretch and extend the four-lane road to six lanes from the intersection with the IH35W and Ellis County boundary.

The firm is also expected to redesign and rebuild the entrance and exit at the FM2959 and FM934 intersections.

Sacyr is currently directing two road projects in Texas and five in Florida.

The US projects add up to a total backlog of $640m (€575m) in the US.

Entry and expansion into the US market is part of the company’s strategy for 2015 to 2020.

Last month, Sacyr Concessions received a concession to upgrade ‘El Camino de la Fruta’ or Route 66 in Chile.

Estimated to cost $575m, the project will upgrade the 142km-long highway that leads to Chile’s Valparaíso and San Antonio ports.