Contractor Carillion has secured £100m worth of road maintenance contracts in Canada.

Carillion Canada’s road maintenance joint venture, TWD, has been named preferred bidder on three contracts by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario worth £100m

The first contract is for 1,380km of single lane highway near the communities of Barrie and Orillia. It will run for nine years starting next month and is valued at £32m.

The second contract, worth £29m, also starts next month and will see 1,850km of single lane highway covering Peterborough, Bancroft and Renfrew over eight years. The third contract, valued at £43 million, is in Thunder Bay and is for 2,836km of single lane highway, starting in June next year.

Carillion’s chief executive John McDonough said the contract wins were in line with the firm’s strategy to grow its support services activities in its international regional businesses.

He said: “Our road maintenance business in Canada has been particularly successful and will in future maintain nearly 40% of the Ontario municipal road network.”