Wills Bros Civil Engineering has secured a £31.5m contract to build Maybole Bypass on the south-west A77 route in Scotland, UK.

Other firms that bid for the contract were Farrans Roadbridge, John Paul Construction, and R J McLeod.

The contract was awarded four months later than initially scheduled time period.

Under the contract, Wills Bros will build 5.2km of the bypass and associated junctions. This bypass will separate the local traffic from the longer distance traffic.

UK Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “The local community will benefit from opportunities created for small and medium enterprises to bid for subcontractor roles and the provision of at least four vocational and seven professional, site-based training opportunities.

“We recognise the strategic importance of providing good transport links on the major routes to the key port at Cairnryan.”

“The contractor anticipates that the project could employ up to 165 people, during the months of peak construction activity, a number of which are created by the project.

“We recognise the strategic importance of providing good transport links on the major routes to the key port at Cairnryan. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

“Delivering the Maybole Bypass will provide better journey time reliability for road users, as well as improved safety and environmental benefits for the local community.”

Last month, Wills Bros Civil Engineering was awarded design and construction contract for the £21m Glasgow Airport Investment Area project.

The contract approved by councillors on the Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board.