CEMEX surpasses supply milestone in upgrade of Central Florida’s main highway - CEMEX surpasses supply milestone in upgrade of Central Florida’s main highway - CEMEX USA
Houston, Texas - June 4, 2020
CEMEX USA announced today it has recently passed a supply milestone for the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, delivering more than one-third of the ready-mix concrete required for the 21-mile upgrade of Interstate 4, the main highway stretching through Orlando and Central Florida.
Construction crews began working on the $2.3 billion transformation of I-4 in 2016, and over the last four years, CEMEX has supplied nearly 250,000 cubic yards of concrete of the total 620,000 cubic yards for the project. CEMEX is expected to supply at least 375,000 cubic yards of concrete over the life of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project.
Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in traffic in Central Florida, and crews were able to accelerate construction. With the increased access, crews finished five new flyovers at the I-4/State Road 408 interchange early, leading to them opening three months ahead of schedule. CEMEX supplied 58,000 cubic yards of concrete for the new flyovers.
“CEMEX is proud to safely support our communities and our neighbors in Florida as an essential business as we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—Florida Region Jeff Bobolts. “This is a difficult time, but it has also afforded the construction industry the unique opportunity to accelerate critical infrastructure projects, like Ultimate I-4, to help us become better connected and stronger as we recover. CEMEX is well-positioned with a strong network and dozens of operations across Florida, and we are proud to help reshape safety and mobility to build a better future in our communities.”
The entire I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is expected to upgrade the interstate built in the 1960s to current industry standards while better accommodating the number of vehicles that utilize the highway today. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in 2021.
About CEMEX USA
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the world. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, more than 50 strategically located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.