Galliford Try has landed a £67m design-and-build deal for a smart motorways scheme on the M56 near Manchester Airport.
Highways England picked Galliford Try for the contract, which will see the contractor upgrade pavements, barriers and drainage systems between junctions 6 and 8 on the M56.
The contract will also require the installation of gantries, emergency refuge areas and smart motorway technology along the route.
Work is set to start next spring and is expected to take 12 months.
The M56 deal is one of a number of Highways England roads contracts picked up by Galliford Try in recent years.
In April 2017 a Costain / Galliford Try JV won a £96m smart motorway deal to upgrade a 12 km section of the M1 between East Midlands Airport and Long Eaton.
Costain / Galliford Try also won £300m of smart motorways work back in July 2015 to upgrade three sections on the M1 between junctions 13 and 25.
Earlier this month, Galliford Try was named as one of the 11 contractors on Highways England’s £3.3bn national road resurfacing framework, with the firm landing a spot on the Yorkshire and North-east renewals lot.
The M56 smart motorways deal is also the first major contract won by the company since the appointment of former Carillion highways boss Duncan Elliott as its new managing director for highways.
Mr Elliott said the contract would further strengthen Galliford Try’s relationship with Highways England, which he said was one of the firm’s key clients.
“Highways is the key growth sector for Galliford Try Infrastructure,” he added.