President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Boulevar-Aeropuerto Distributor Road and the Toluca-Naucalpan Federal Highway, in the State of Mexico.
Road distributors allow better connectivity and connection between different road arteries. With a federal investment of 720 million pesos, it will benefit more than 865,000 inhabitants, ease traffic congestion in the area and reduce traveling times by up to 45 minutes.
It will help reduce pollution and lower the operating costs of haulage contractors and private drivers.
"To date, of the 52 scheduled roads with a length of over 1,200 km, 21 highways have already been completed so far this administration, which has required an investment of over 75 billion pesos.”
This year, the remaining 19 highways scheduled will be completed. Several roads have been modernized, which were in poor condition and needed to expand their capacity, including 80 federal roads, the arteries that circulate through different parts of the country.
"And another very important work, which may take even longer, perhaps causing less disturbance, because it is runs alongside the Toluca-Mexico highway, is the Mexico-Toluca Inter-City Train.”
It will be the first high-speed train circulating between two cities, an intercity train that will facilitate and expedite transport and serve thousands of people who travel between Mexico City and Toluca every day.
- Over 30,000 km of highways, roads and feeder roads have been built, rebuilt or modernized.
- Through public-private investment of over 75,000 million pesos, 21 of the 52 highways scheduled for the entire administration (over 1,200 km) have been completed throughout the country.
- This year, another 19 will be completed with over 63 billion pesos in funds (948 km)..
- Work was completed on 53 of the 80 federal highways planned, with an investment of 32 billion pesos (1,900 km). Another 11 will be completed in 2016, through approximately 9 billion pesos in funds (480 km).
- These investments will have a positive local impact: 60% of the investment in a highway or road benefits the communities it goes through in the form of jobs, land and materials purchases and services contracted.