Toluca-Puebla Highway, Mexico City, Mexico

CA Group assisted another firm with the preliminary route identification for a new four lane highway around the southern limits of Mexico City, Mexico. The project utilized the proprietary route optimization system QUANTM to identify numerous alternatives through mountainous terrain while respecting environmentally sensitive areas such as national parks, volcanoes, military installations and residential properties including those with squatter’s rights.

Alternatives ranged from 75-120 kilometers in length including numerous bridges, retaining walls and tunnels. The QUANTM system assigned costs to the various project elements, including earthwork, pavement, bridge structures, tunnels, retaining walls and drainage facilities to help develop cost estimates for each alternative. Final route identification will be turned over to a design/build team for final design and construction.