New highway opens in Mexico

The new Perote-Xalapa highway and Xalapa Bypass in Mexico has opened.

This toll road in the state of Veracruz is 60km long and has four lanes, a 346-metre tunnel and a viaduct measuring 470 metres in length and 114 meters high.

The project, built by a consortium of Isolux Corsán and Ascendi Group-Mota Engil Group for the Government of Mexico, had a price tag of US$769m.

The highway provides a faster connection between the Gulf of Mexico and the highlands of Mexico.

The project has a concession period of 45 years.

The Perote-Xalapa highway has a concession period of 45 years (Credit: Isolux Corsán)

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