Cemex, ADOT partner for Phoenix interchange project

By |  December 9, 2019

Photo courtesy of Cemex USA.

Cemex supplied more than 100,000 tons of aggregate for new diverging diamond interchanges in northern Phoenix, helping provide for infrastructure while reducing traffic congestion.

Of the 100,000 tons of aggregate provided by Cemex, 75,000 tons are Class 2 ABC. The aggregate provided will be used for interchange construction currently underway between Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road in northern Phoenix. The interchange between I-17 and Happy Valley Road is designed to meet Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) specifications, with an expected completion date of fall 2020.

“Infrastructure in the U.S. is in need of critical updates nationwide so people can get around their communities safely,” says Jaime Muguiro, president of Cemex USA. “Cemex has shown for decades it’s a key contributor for upgrading roads, bridges and interchanges that drivers rely on every day.”

The project is being completed by FNF Construction, which is replacing two roundabouts that connect I-17 and Happy Valley Road with a diverging diamond interchange. According to Cemex, diverging diamond interchange concepts date back to 2000 and create fewer conflict points for drivers, allowing easier transitions for interstate traffic.

There are more than 200 diverging diamond interchanges currently utilized in the United States, according to Cemex.

“Cemex has the products, experience and strong network in the western U.S. to meet the specifications for much-needed infrastructure projects,” says Eric Wittmann, regional president of Cemex USA’s western region. “We are proud to support our neighbors in Arizona with a new interchange that is expected to ease traffic congestion and help them get to their destinations more efficiently.”

Zach Mentz

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