Turkish firm Enka and US-based Bechtel have secured a $1bn deal to build a highway across Kosovo.

The 141km four-lane highway will link the country with Albania in the west and Serbia in the east, according to Associated Press.

Work is expected to finish in three years.

The consortium has already built a 65km segment of a highway in Albania.

The final deal is under negotiation and the runner-up firm, Austria’s Strabag, could be approached if the talks fail.