Spanish construction company Sacyr has won two infrastructure projects worth around $56m in the US.
The latest contracts represent the company’s first infrastructure projects in the country, achieving one of the goals of its 2015-2020 strategic programme.
Sacyr Infrastructures will carry out the expansion of the SR82 highway between Alabama Road South and South Homestead for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The company will double the existing road infrastructure by 6.5 miles (11km) – from a single carriageway with one lane in each direction to two separate lanes with two carriageways in each direction. These works are expected to provide the road with greater vehicle capacity and safety.
The works include earthworks, drainage, signage, beacons, pavement works, safety barriers and lighting.
The budget for the project is $44.4m (€36.2m).
In addition, the Spanish company will undertake the widening of 2.7 miles (4.4km) of the existing Hendry canal, while its bottom will be expanded by a width of up to 110ft (33m).
In the village of Palmetto Bay in Miami-Dade County in the state of Florida, about 30 minutes south of the city of Miami, Sacyr will carry out the design and construction of three new streets and the extension and improvement of two existing streets, with a total length of 1,800m, for $11.3m (€9.1m).
Works to be carried out include the construction of the supply, sanitation and drainage network; curbs and sidewalks; pavements; horizontal and vertical signage; burying of power and communications cables; street furniture; illumination; landscaping and a linear park.
Sacyr is already present in the US with two waste treatment projects taking place in Connecticut and Maryland, through its Sacyr Industrial and Sacyr Services subsidiaries.
Sacyr expects all these contracts to contribute to the progressive penetration of the company in the US market, which is considered as one of the objectives of the current strategic programme.