Mexico is setting out an ambitious programme of infrastructure development to the Tehuantepec Isthmus area in Oaxaca State in the south of the country.
The work will include widening and upgrading the Salina Cruz-Coatzacoalcos road link, as well as building the Matias Romero bypass and the Acayucan-La Ventosa road section. This infrastructure development plan is expected to cost just over US$425 million in all and also includes improvements to rail connections and ports in the area. Road maintenance works will also be carried out to existing road links.
Meanwhile a planned programme of road maintenance will see works being carried out to 267 road stretches across Mexico. This work is budgeted at $106.3 million and is being planned by the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT). The work will be carried out in 31 of Mexico’s states. Nuevo Leon State will see the most road repairs, with 32 projects, while Guanajuato State will have 18 road repair projects and Jalisco State will have 15 road repair projects.