Brazil's Parana state government has called three consultancy tenders valued at a total 19.6mn reais (US$11.4mn) to perform feasibility studies and develop master plans to deploy 98.1km of double-lane highways near Paranagua port.
The first, 4.46mn-real tender involves planning the two-lane Rodovia Interportos highway near the town of Pontal de Parana, which will run from the Ponta do Poço neighborhood to the junction of state highway PR-407.
The awardee will create a plan for connections between the new highway and highway PR-412, as well as widening PR-412 between PR-407 and the port industrial zone in Ponta do Poço.
The chosen firm will also prepare the expansion of the Iguaçu road and improvements to PR-407 between PR-412 and the new Rodavia Interportos. Overall, the planned work will take place on 48.2km of road.
The Parana government also called a 10.8mn-real tender to prepare an engineering design for the expansion and repair of highway PR-412 between the Guaratuba bridge southern access and the state line of Parana and Santa Catarina.
The winning contractor will also plan the construction of a two-lane highway between PR-508 and the northern entrance of the Guaratuba bridge, as well as building tunnels, viaducts and a bridge over the Guaratuba bay.
The project contemplates 34.7km of roadwork.
Finally, the state government launched a 4.36mn-real consultancy tender to plan the construction of four two-lane highway stretches totaling 15.3km in the area surrounding Paranagua port.
Work will take place between the port region, federal highway BR-277 and the Velha de Alexandra road.
Proposals for all the tree tenders must be submitted on December 20, according to procurement notices released by the state's Paranagua and Antonina port authority (Appa).