Argentina's national roads authority DNV has received seven bids to carry out rehabilitation works on sections of national highways Ruta 40, Ruta 60 and Ruta 75 in provinces Catamarca and La Rioja, DNV said in a release.
The project, which will cost an estimated 154mn pesos (US$40mn) involves repaving work, installing signage, and building and expanding drainage systems. The highway stretches a total 236km, a DNV spokesperson told BNamericas.
The lowest bid was made by local construction firm Vialmani, which offered 180mn pesos to complete the work.
The other participating firms include: JCR (184mn pesos), Iacsa Construcciones (185mn pesos), Paolini Hermanos (191mn pesos), Marcalba (191mn pesos), Esuco (193mn pesos) and Decavial (193mn pesos).
The work is to be completed within five years, DNV said.
Repairs on the Ruta 40 highway, which runs from southern Santa Cruz to northern Jujuy provinces, will be carried out on the Empalme Ruta Nacional 60-Rio Agua Clara stretch near Belen city.
On the Ruta 60 road, which is part of the bi-oceanic corridor that connects Chile and Argentina, the upgrades will take place on the Aimogasta-Tinogasta section.
Finally, work on Ruta 75, which connects the cities La Rioja with Aimogasta, will be carried out along the Aminga-Aimogasta section.