CEMEX has announced its participation in the renovation and recovery of Manuel Ávila Camacho Boulevard in Veracruz, Mexico. The promenade is one of the city’s main tourist attractions and features new recreational spaces for the local population and tourists.
Collaborating with the local government, CEMEX helped to design the work and placement of special products for the renovation of more than 13 000 m2 of pavement and 8000 m3 of fittings. Approximately 10 900 m3 of concrete was supplied for the project. The special concrete that was used complied with the local administration’s required guidelines and specifications, such as preserving aesthetic finishes, reducing execution times, and making installation more efficient.
The work on one building involved the integration of marble and limestone material to increase the durability and brightness of the concrete mix. This would create a more radiant and attractive finish, while also avoiding wear and tear from pedestrians and generating significant savings by reducing the project’s execution times.
The renovation of the boulevard unified the visual impact of more than 3.8 km of pavement, improved the area’s pedestrian and traffic lighting, facilitated the flow of vehicles, and provided renewed amenities, such as parks and public squares. After a year of work, the area has again become a favourite of residents and tourists.
“The ‘before and after’ of this project is very noticeable,” said Antonio Cruz, CEO of Grupo Constructor de Jalapa, the company in charge of the project. “The new plazas, trails, and sidewalks have drawn people back to the boulevard, moving calmly and securely.”
Headquartered in Switzerland, CEMEX’s cement and concrete technology centres are part of the collaborative R&D network led by CEMEX Research Group AG.
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