A joint venture between HEB Construction, a New Zealand subsidiary of Vinci, and New Zealand contractor Fulton Hogan, has won a €391m deal to design and build a road to the southeast of Auckland.
Work on the Takitimu North Link includes construction of a 6.8km, four-lane road, as well as eight bridges, 29 culverts and eight stream diversions.
Seven wetlands will be created and up to 400 people will work on the project.
The highway is intended to reduce heavy freight traffic in neighbouring towns, as well as improving safety and accessibility.
Work on the road is due to take five years.