The civil works of the Dos Valires tunnel have been awarded to a JV of Trebisa, a local company, ACS Dragados and Obras Subterraneas for EUR71.5 million. This first phase comprises of three tunnels, 2,925 m in length. One dual-lane tunnel heads up to Encamp with its La Massana-bound twin running parallel. Between both will be the third bore, a service tunnel. Tunnelling will commence from the east portal (Encamp side), very near to the Feda building on road 2, and progress up to the exit of the Sant Antoni tunnel on road 3 in La Massana. Contract duration: 48 months for entry in service scheduled for 2009-2010. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2005. Construction management contract awarded to a JV between Enginesa, Suport, Euroconsult and Eurogeotecnica for EUR2.2 million. The second phase, which is not part of the contract, will be for the electromechanical outfit of the tunnel. Subscribe to E-News Weekly 19/2004. Visit www.grupoacs.com and www.obrassubterraneas.es 53/04-01/05.