Cemex contributes to main trade route between Mexico and the USA

Cemex contributes to main trade route between Mexico and the USA
Published: 15 January 2016

Tagged Under: Cemex Mexico 

Cemex announced that Cemex Mexico contributed to the restoration of the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway, the main export-import route between Mexico and the US.

Located in northeast Mexico, the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway connects Mexico with the state of Texas in the United States. With 52 per cent of Mexico’s imports and exports moving along this highway, it is one of the main trade routes across the Mexican and US border.

With more than 15,000 truckloads flowing across this highway daily, its repair required extremely resistant and durable construction materials that guarantee road safety. To this end, Cemex Mexico supplied 98,000m3 of hydraulic concrete to restore an approximately 9.75-mile (15.6km) stretch of the highway.

Cemex’s hydraulic concrete will enable vehicles to travel more safely on the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway because it provides a flat, high stiffness-bearing surface that lasts the entire service life of the product. This concrete not only maintains stiffness over time, but also supports higher volumes of traffic and loads. Moreover, concrete paving features long durability and requires minimum maintenance.
Cemex Mexico solved the challenge of paving this road without stopping traffic by utilising different work shifts to minimise the potential effect on this crowded highway and, simultaneously, guarantee correct placement of the hydraulic concrete.

This project, which demanded the transportation of more than 30,000t of cement over winding sections of highway, directly employed more than 100 people.