Swedish construction and development firm Skanska has secured a contract from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for the construction of a motorway between Bærum and Hole municipality in Eastern Norway.

The contract is worth about NKr3bn ($338m).

Under the contract, Skanska will be responsible for transforming the narrow road into a modern four-lane motorway.

The road will serve as an important exit and transport route in Eastern Norway.

With the signing of the contract, the project will now enter into a collaboration phase between Skanska, its partners and the client.

Construction work is expected to begin next February.

The contract will see the construction of four tunnels and eight bridges on an 8.4km road stretch.

Skanska said that it will move three million cubic meters of different masses during construction.

Upon completion, the new motorway between the Bærum and Hole municipalities is expected to improve safety and accessibility for travellers.

For ensuring enough protection of external environmental aspects throughout the project work, Skanska will certify E16 Bjørum – Skaret according to CEEQUAL, a global certification standard for infrastructure.

This August, Skanska secured an Skr615m ($70m) contract from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Under the contract, Skanska agreed to design and build a new interchange at State Road 557 of Interstate 4 (I-4) in Polk City, Florida, US.

The project includes the construction of a new bridge that will be used to carry State Road 557 traffic over the newly widened I-4. Upon completion, the design and reconstruction work will transform an interchange from an existing partial cloverleaf interchange to a diamond interchange.