Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin has secured a $38m contract from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to provide traffic operation management services to its transportation systems management and operations unit.

Under the three-year limited services contract, SNC-Lavalin will serve as the prime consultant.

The services will be delivered by SNC-Lavalin’s engineering, design and project management (EDPM) business unit.

Atkins, SNC-Lavalin’s EDPM president Philip Hoare said: “Our North American business has enjoyed a number of significant contract wins this year, which cement our position as an established player in a region rich with growth opportunities.

“We now look forward to supporting NCDOT as it continues to deliver critical infrastructure for the state of North Carolina.”

Under the contract, EDPM will operate and manage state and regional traffic and toll operations centres in the state.

In addition, the EDPM team will provide project technical support staff, which will be engaged in variety of management, administration and traffic engineering functions.

Atkins North America CEO George Nash said: “We remain committed to this partnership of collaboration, dedicated to TMC operations for NCDOT and to providing direct support that has spanned cycles of rapid growth, unanticipated contraction, and extreme impacts of natural disasters.

“Aligning with NCDOT’s operational goals through changing times, we have and will continue to put the needs of the operations first.”

SNC-Lavalin said that it has been working with NCDOT for nearly three decades in areas ranging from transportation management centre operations, 511 traffic information line support, intelligent transportation systems and toll system design and operations.

Last October, Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Office of Traffic Operations selected SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business as prime consultant for regional safety design services.

Valued at $20m, the contract will be carried out over a three-year period.