Skanska looks set to secure a £282m contract to upgrade the M42 at Junction 6 near Birmingham, according to reports.
Neither Highways England nor Skanska would comment on the deal at this stage, with the Swedish infrastructure giant stating: 'We do not comment on unsigned contracts.'
However construction information specialist Glenigan has reportedly attributed the work, which is set to start next March and last three years.
The contract will cover construction of a 2.4km dual carriageway link road between A45 Clock Interchange and a new junction on the M42 south of J6.
It is designed to address a bottleneck and enhance traffic flow at the congested junction.