Monterrey , Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Infrastructure Program for the State of Nuevo Leon: Air Quality Improvements through Street Paving for the Monterrey Metropolitan Area in Nuevo Leon

Status: Completed


In 2010, Nuevo Leon published the State Development Plan for 2010- 2015, which establishes a goal and strategies for increasing the coverage of basic services such as water, wastewater, electricity and paving, especially for the most vulnerable and low-income segments of the population. To achieve this goal and address the lack of such basic
services in economically disadvantaged areas within the Metro Area, the State of Nuevo Leon developed the Basic Service Full Coverage Program, which identified 106 neighborhoods that required immediate assistance due to their poor conditions and lack of basic infrastructure. Most of these areas are located in newly-developed areas on the outskirts of town.

The Public Works Department of the State Government has been coordinating all paving works with the local water utility (SADM) and the Social Development Departments of each municipality to ensure that all the areas targeted for new paving have water and wastewater
infrastructure prior to initiation of paving works.

Construction activities were initiated in 2013 with federal, state and municipal funds.

Project Scope

The project consists of first-time road paving for an area of between 844,000 and 928,000 square meters in neighborhoods or areas located within the municipalities of El Carmen, Garcia, General Escobedo, Guadalupe, Juarez, Monterrey, Pesqueria and Salinas Victoria. Most of the paving work will be done with asphalt. Concrete is expected to be used in areas with steep slopes. The project also includes the construction of hydraulic concrete curbs and gutters.


The project is expected to help improve air quality by increasing paving coverage and thus reducing the PM10 emissions by at least an estimated 1,700 metric tons a year. Additional direct benefits to the local community include facilitating access to emergency, security and
other public services; reducing travel times; and fostering economic development.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 62.70M
NADBank Funding US 0.19M - NADBank Loan
Other Funding Partners Federal, state and local funding