Swedish construction company NCC has secured a turnkey contract worth SEK455m ($51m) from the Transport Administration to build a new four-lane express road, crossings and bridges along European route E14 outside Sundsvall, Sweden, and to reconstruct the current route.
The existing road is a black spot for accidents, and the project is aimed at improving accessibility and traffic safety for motorists and unprotected road users along the route.
NCC Infrastructure division manager of infrastructure Henrik Löfgren said: “It is gratifying to be part of creating a safer, more secure road for everyone travelling on the E14. Winning the assignment shows that we have competitive and cost-efficient solutions.”
Work will be carried out over a 6km stretch of the E14 between Timmervägen and Blåberget, and includes construction of a four-lane express road between Blåberget and Nacksta, intersections at Blåberget and Nacksta, five bridges (of which one is a wildlife crossing) and rebuilding the existing road section between the two locations.
Temporary bypasses will be constructed to ensure a safe work environment and minimise disruptions to motorists.
Construction will commence in 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Recently, NCC signed a framework agreement with Skåne Blekinge Vattentjänst for new, rebuilt and extended water and sewage infrastructure in the Swedish municipalities of Östra Göinge, Osby, Olofström and Bromölla.
The work will be carried out through a strategic partnership and the order is worth SEK300m to SEK500m.
The five-year framework agreement has an option of a three-year extension.
The agreement includes the construction of new and remodelling sewage and water-treatment plants, pump and booster stations, new transmission pipelines, new ancillary buildings and demolition work.
Skåne Blekinge Vattentjänst can successively call off suborders as required.
Skåne Blekinge Vattentjänst CEO Per Fremark said: “We are facing extensive investment and reinvestment needs to secure the long-term future of our water and sewage infrastructure, and we are particularly pleased to embark on this journey together with NCC. All of which will benefit our water and sewage customers.”
Image: NCC secures contract to reconstruct Swedish road. Photo: Courtesy of NCC.