A joint venture between John Sisk and Lagan Construction Group has won a £40m road improvements contract in the North-east.
The Highways England contract will see the JV carry out improvements on the A19/A1058 Coast Road in North Tyneside.
The contract will also require two new bridges to be built over the A1058 slip roads.
The work is set to begin in 2016 and comes as part of the government’s four-year £5bn Collaborative Delivery Framework.
Last year, the John Sisk/Lagan Construction Group JV was appointed to Lot 3A of the CDF for schemes between £25m and £100m.
Highways England assistant project manager Darlene Procter said: “This scheme will improve journey times on the A19 by reducing congestion and improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use this junction each day.
“The A19 is a vital strategic link providing access to the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, Silverlink Retail Park, Cobalt Business Park and South East Northumberland.”
John Sisk & Son civils UK general manager Wayne Metcalfe said: “We are delighted to be working with Highways England alongside Lagan Construction Group to safely deliver this vital junction improvement for the North-east road network.”
Lagan Construction Group operations director John Cunningham said: “Lagan Construction Group is delighted to have been announced along with Sisk as the successful joint venture contractor.
“We look forward to delivering a significant infrastructure project on behalf of Highways England.”