Libya has awarded a $135m infrastructure contract to a consortium led by Austria’s Strabag.

The deal includes the rehabilitation of the coastal highway with 103 kilometres of dual carriage way and 97 km of single carriageway between Ras Ejdir and Garaboulli, and the construction of the Tripoli Western Access. The expected completion date is June 2013.

“I am very pleased that the Libyan client trusts in our know-how and has hired us for another infrastructure project of importance for the region’s development,” says Hans Peter Haselsteiner, chief executive officer at Strabag.

Previous projects by Strabag in the region are worth $559m and include the modernisation of urban infrastructure of Tajura by 2012, as well as the rehabilitation of the airport road in Tripoli.