President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the expansion of the Mexico-Puebla highway. This highway links the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico with the state of Puebla and connects various municipalities and boroughs in Mexico City and the state of Mexico to the center of the country.
The government has decided to modernize or expand all the large highways that converge on the capital of the country and build new ones to enhance Mexico City’s connectivity.
Five public works have already been concluded, three are underway and another four are about to be started.
For at least two decades, the government had failed to invest in works to improve the connectivity of the great metropolis of the Valley of Mexico.
“Today, for the first time, after several decades, we are modernizing connectivity, the roads, highways and freeways linking the capital of Mexico, Mexico City, the conurbation, the great metropolis of Mexico City, to the rest of the country”: EPN
The central purpose of investing in infrastructure is to improve families’ quality of life and enhance their well-being.
The second goal of these works is to improve the country’s connectivity.
Mexico has achieved record job creation: 2,331,000 new jobs during this administration. Continuing this route of creating more jobs and being more productive has been made possible by the infrastructure we are developing.
Key public works that have been completed, are underway or are about to begin:
- Viaducto Circuito Interior, which links up with Indios Verdes-Santa Clara and will require an investment of over $5.8 billion pesos.
- The Mexico-Pachuca Highway, which has already been completed, is an expansion like the one inaugurated today in the Mexico-Puebla highway.
- The Pirámides-Texcoco highway, which is also being expanded to twice its current size, and will be one of the main arteries for achieving connectivity with what will be Mexico City's new airport in the State of Mexico.
- The México-Querétaro highway, which has been modernizad with hydraulic concrete to achieve a highway with better specifications.
- The Chalco-Cuautla highway, inaugurated in the east of the state of Mexico.
- Second Storey of the Periférico, Mexico City, Tlalpan booth.
- Viaducto Avenida 602, also east of the Valley of Mexico.
- Toll-free road to the new Mexico City Airport on the Peñón-Texcoco Road, which will double this important highway’s current capacity-
- The highway being built between Atizapan and Atlacomulco, a new public work to provide links to the north of the State of Mexico.
- The La Marquesa-Toluca highway, which has already been inaugurated, a key highway linking two metropolitan zones: that of the Valley of Mexico, Mexico City and that of the Valley of Toluca.
- Viaducto Chamapa-La Venta.
Together with the expansion of the Mexico-Puebla highway, "These are 12 public works in which approximately $40 billion pesos are being invested to modernize and improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico, Mexico City, the Conurbated Zone and all those living who come from the provinces, who usually come to the capital of our country": EPN