Costain has won the £150 million contract to construct the A465 Heads of the Valleys road in south Wales, it announced this morning.
Costain, in partnership with Atkins, Halcrow and RPS Group, will design and construct an 8 km section between Brynmawr and Gilwern.
The company said the project – awarded by the Welsh government - would present significant engineering and environmental challenges as the road passes through a number of sites of special scientific interest, including the Clydach Gorge within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and are committed to deliver a high quality, safe and cost effective scheme for the Welsh government and the local community.”
CN reported in September last year that Costain faced competition for the contract from Carillion, a Morgan Sindall/Alun Griffiths joint venture, a Bam Nuttall/Ferrovial team and a joint venture between Dawnus Construction and OHL.