The Government of Alberta in Canada has selected a consortium comprising VINCI and Graham to design and build the southern segment of the ring road around Calgary.

The €183m contract includes earthworks, drainage, paving and public lighting.

The highway section is 5km long and will consist of four interchanges, seven bridges and a tunnel for pedestrians.

Once the construction of the segment is complete, the West Calgary Ring Road will offer over 100km of free-flow travel around the city.

The West Calgary Ring Road, which is located between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway, is expected to be open for transport by 2024.

VINCI is participating in the project through Carmacks, a Eurovia subsidiary serving as lead contractor, and VINCI Construction Terrassement.

Last October, VINCI had opened the bypass around Saskatchewan, the capital of the province Regina.

The Canadian Government approved funds of up to C$582.9m ($446m) for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project in 2015.

The project was aimed at easing congestion, reduce travel times, and improve safety on the highway commonly known as the Stoney Trail.