Transport Scotland is to award the £38M contract to construct the A737 Dalry Bypass to a Farrans Roadbridge joint venture.
The four shortlisted bidders for the job were Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Farrans Construction/Roadbridge, Interserve Construction and a joint venture between John Paul Construction and Portuguese firm Somague Engenharia.
The contract for the Dalry Bypass project is estimated to be worth between £34M and £38M. The work involves the construction of the new bypass and associated junctions to connect to the existing A737 Trunk Road.
The 4km bypass will include two roundabouts and a viaduct over the River Garnock and the Glasgow to Ayr railway line. Works are also required to connect the new bypass to the existing A737 Trunk Road east of Highfield.
“The award of this contract, subject to the mandatory standstill period, enables the main works contractor to finalise its designs and establish a base on site before it can begin the main construction works in the coming weeks,” said transport minister Humza Yousaf.