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CEMEX to participate in paving road on Mexico-US border

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CEMEX is to participate in paving an important road on the border between Mexico and the US: the La Gloria-San Fernando stretch of the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway. The company will supply more than 170 000 m3 of hydraulic concrete to pave 50 km of road.

The Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway is considered the main commercial land route between Mexico and the US. The project, to begin in 2019, has an estimated duration of 10 months.

Following an analysis of the type of soil in the area, as well as considering the high traffic and weight of the vehicles that travel on the road, CEMEX determined the best solution to be hydraulic concrete with integrated granite. This material offers high-quality flooring and reduces the possibility of the surface being polished by vehicle traffic, helping to prevent accidents. Further benefits of using hydraulic concrete include greater roadway durability, lower fuel consumption, reduction in the heat island effect, lower energy consumption due to the use of air conditioning, and greater safety through a reduced braking distance. Maintenance costs will be reduced. In addition, the use of electric lights will also be reduced because the material provides greater light reflection.

In order to enable quicker and more effective work times, following precise logistics, the company will make a concrete plant and several pavers available for the project.

CEMEX and MARKO will participate as the project’s paving service suppliers.

“To reduce the impact on road users, we will produce and place concrete at a higher rate, optimising our equipment and the necessary raw materials to the maximum,” said Alejandro Vares, Vice President of Sales to Infrastructure and Government for CEMEX Mexico.

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