Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that Cemex Mexico contributed to the restoration of the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway, the main export-import route between Mexico and the United States.
Located in northeast Mexico, the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway connects Mexico with Texas. With 52 percent of Mexico’s imports and exports moving along this highway, it is one of the main trade routes across the Mexican and U.S. border.
With more than 15,000 truckloads flowing across the highway daily, its repair required extremely resistant and durable construction materials that guarantee road safety. To this end, Cemex Mexico supplied 98,000 cu. m of hydraulic concrete to restore an approximately 9.75-mile (15.6 km) 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. The concrete not only maintains stiffness over time, but also supports higher volumes of traffic and loads.
Cemex Mexico solved the challenge of paving the road without stopping traffic by utilizing different work shifts to minimize the potential effect on the crowded highway and, simultaneously, guarantee correct placement of the hydraulic concrete.
The project, which demanded the transportation of more than 30,000 tons of cement over winding sections of highway, directly employed more than 100 people.