CEMEX announced the four-kilometer hydraulic concrete paving of the Periferico Paseo de la Republica (Paseo de la Republica beltway), one of the main avenues in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. This project is part of the first phase of the city modernization, carried out by the state Secretariat of Communications and Public Works.
One of the primary objectives of this plan is to convert the highway in a beltway, with the goal of improving traffic for the more than 70 thousand vehicles that circulate daily on this road. To reach this objective, it was necessary to remove the preexisting pavement and replace it with hydraulic concrete; this material is more resistant, safer and has a longer life warranty.
"We have the experience of using this hydraulic concrete in other cities; therefore, we are sure that this is the appropriate solution, especially in urban landscapes where the vehicle flow is high, such as the city beltway," said José Juan Dominguez Lopez, Michoacan Communications, and Public Works Secretary.
This is a first for Morelia, where a public infrastructure project used a hydraulic concrete paver, which is part of CEMEX technological offer, securing efficiency, and precision in concrete placement.
"At CEMEX we are working to bring the best solutions for our customer's needs. We are proud to be able to participate in Morelia's modernization project, and bring our experience, products, and technology for the paving of such an important highway", said Alejandro Vares, CEMEX Mexico Vice President of Sales for Infrastructure and Government.
It is expected that, during the following months, the second phase of the Morelia Beltway will continue, during the Michoacan capital city modernization project.