Mexico: Cemex has contributed to the restoration of the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway, the main export-import route between Mexico and Texas, US. With 52% 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/day of trucks using the highway, its repair required extremely resistant and durable construction materials that guarantee road safety. To this end, Cemex supplied 98,000m3 of hydraulic concrete to restore a 15.6km stretch of the highway.
Cemex solved the challenge of paving the 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. The project, which required 30,000t of cement, directly employed more than 100 people.