Skanska and Manafort Brothers joint venture (JV) has received a $212m contract from Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for the replacement of an elevated part of the Interstate 95 (I-95) in Providence.

The work will be carried out on the northbound section of the I-19 interstate highway.

Skanska will include its part of the contract, worth $106m, in the contract in US order bookings for the third quarter of 2020.

Project work will include the replacement of the viaduct and related ramp and overpass structures, which will optimise traffic operations.

The Skanska and Manafort Brothers JV will also carry out staged bridge demolition and construction, bridge preservation and roadway reconstruction as a part of the project.

The Providence Viaduct crosses over the Woonasquatucket River, Amtrak Northeast Corridor, city roads, as well as interchange ramps.

The construction commenced in July, expected for completion in December 2024.

Last month, Skanska secured a Skr615m ($70m) contract from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Under the contract, Skanska was responsible for designing and building a new interchange at State Road 557 of Interstate 4 (I-4) in Polk City, Florida, the US.

In July last year, Skanska secured a $114m agreement to rehabilitate a highway in the north-east US.

Under the contract, Skanska will replace and renovate sections of the highway, scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2022.

In February, RIDOT started a trial of the self-driving vehicle, expected for distribution in Providence in the next few months.

Known as ‘Little Roady’ shuttles, the trial of autonomous vehicles is part of the Rhode Island Transportation Innovation Partnership (TRIP), a multi-agency effort initiated by the island transport department in 2017.