The contract is for the Maybole bypass on the A77 in South Ayrshire.
Transport Scotland has awarded Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “The local community will benefit from opportunities created for small and medium enterprises to bid for subcontractor roles and the provision of at least four vocational and seven professional, site-based training opportunities. The contractor anticipates that the project could employ up to 165 people, during the months of peak construction activity, a number of which are created by the project.”
The project will include a new 5km bypass and associated junctions. The bypass will separate local traffic from those travelling longer distances, including to the port at Cairnryan.