First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The first section of the Cardel-Poza Rica highway has now been opened to traffic. The highway is in Mexico’s Veracruz State and the 30-year concession is being handled jointly by Mota-Engil and PRODI, which was awarded the tender by Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) in mid-2014 with a bid of US$266.5 million. This first stretch of the highway that is now in use is the 55km section that runs from Nautla to Gutierrez Zamora. This stretch features 11 bridges, 11 underpasses and five overpasses. The largest bridges built on the Nautla to Gutierrez Zamora highway section span the Nautla River and Tecolutla River, with both structures measuring more than 250m-long. The new highway will improve transport in Veracruz State.