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LATIN AMERICA
MEXICO
MOTA‐ENGIL MEXICO COMPLETES ROAD WORKS
AHEAD OF TIME
CARDELL AND TUXPAN ROADS COMPLETED A YEAR BEFORE THE EXPECTED DEADLINE.
MEXICO
T he works of the Cardell – Poza Rica and Tuxpan – Tampico
roads were expected to be completed in November 2018, but thanks to the excellent coordination of the teams involved in the works, it was possible to complete sections I and II of the aforementioned roads approximately one year ahead of the deadline.
ANTÓNIO MOTA FOLLOWED
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTIONS WORKS
The President of the Mota‐Engil Group, António Mota, accompanied by the
Directors of Mota‐Engil Mexico, visited the work in the months prior to the completion of the  nal works for
the adjustment of the delivery of the operational sections and gave his approval. During the visit, the construction manager, Nuno Ferro, recalled that
“the completion of this important road infrastructure is the result of excellent coordination and professionalism, along with dedicated teamwork. This was crucial to succeeding in completing one of the most important roads in the State of Veracruz ahead of time".
THE CHALLENGES OF ROAD PROJECTS
The Cardell – Poza Rica road features
a carriageway with four lanes of tra c, two in each direction, along 138 km.
This dimension requires considerable complexity of work and, in this case, included 109 structures, including bridges and viaducts, as well as 334
cross drainage works, which entailed a major logistical e ort for the coordination
between the di erent areas involved in this infrastructure. The extension of this section enables a road connection to other cities through the four road junctions with the Veracruz local network.
In turn, the Tuxpan – Tampico road has a length of 100 km, broken down into three sections and four connecting nodes, with its length requiring 72 diverse and complex structures – such as bridges and viaducts – in addition to 250 drainage works.
One of the main challenges in the construction of these roads was the issue of the terrain’s irregularity in Veracruz. Also concerned with the environment, Mota‐Engil undertook the commitment of carrying out multiple environmental impact assessments, seeking to protect the state’s natural wealth.
Another challenge faced during the execution of this project were the strong rains in the region, something which was successfully overcome thanks to
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