CEMEX Builds Sustainable BRT Lane in Mexico - CEMEX Builds Sustainable BRT Lane in Mexico
CEMEX Builds Sustainable BRT Lane in Mexico
August 14, 2017
CEMEX supplied 10,400 cubic meters of special concrete to pave the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane for one of the main avenues in Queretaro, central Mexico.
Known as “QroBus”, this project was developed by the local Urban Development and Public Works authorities, headed by the Architect Romy Rojas Garrido. This BRT lane offers an alternative for sustainable mobility to residents of the state of Queretaro, which has experienced significant demographic and economic growth over the past years that is reflected in increased traffic flow.
“CEMEX is committed to increased mobility in Mexico, for which we provide the best materials and construction solutions,” said Alejandro Vares, Vice President of Sales to Infrastructure and Government, CEMEX Mexico. “We are confident that the first BRT will significantly improve the quality of life for the people of Queretaro.
CEMEX supplied over 10,000 cubic meters of high-resistant MR concrete for this project. Credits: Secretariat of Urban Development and Public Works of the State of Queretaro
Estimating that this new transportation solution will move a large number of people every day, one of the main challenges was to provide a long-term, low-maintenance paving solution to ensure minimum service disruptions.
To this end, CEMEX paved the lane with high-resistant MR concrete, especially designed for roads that transport heavy-duty vehicles—featuring benefits that can reduce the amount of energy used by this type of transportation.
According to local authorities, the “QroBus” will benefit over 600,000 residents of Queretaro. Credits: Secretariat of Urban Development and Public Works of the State of Queretaro
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), concrete roads can reduce up to 3% of gas consumption, particularly in heavy-duty vehicles, enabling a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Expected to start operating in October 2017, the “QroBus” will benefit over 600,000 residents of Queretaro, according the city’s Ministry of Urban Development and Public Works.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.