28 January 2014
Ferrovial has been awarded its first contracts in Brazil, worth a combined total of $92.7m, to widen a section of toll road in the south-eastern part of the country.
Subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman in a consortium with Brazilian company Toniolo Busnello has been awarded batches six and seven of the "DuplicaÃ§Ã£o da Serra do Cafezal" project on the Régis Bittencourt highway, which links the cities of Sao Paulo and Curitiba.
Ferrovial will be responsible for widening part of the Régis Bittencourt highway, which links the cities of Sao Paulo and Curitiba (Wikimedia Commons)
The two contracts form part of the project to widen the Serra do Cafezal section of the highway and cover 4.6km of road, including the construction of three tunnels – one of which is 747 metres long – and five viaducts, the longest of which is 845 metres in length.
The Régis Bittencourt toll road, owned by Brazilian operator Arteris, is one of the country’s most heavily-used roads.