Modern road construction in Mexico began in 1925, the year in which the national road commission was established. In the postrevolutionary era the promotion of industrial development was seen as an important role of the Mexican government, and this was an impetus for road construction. The country already had a small road network and bridleways at the end of the colonial era. The Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT, Ministry of Communications and Transport) is responsible for the construction and modernization of infrastructure in Mexico.

As of early 2012, the transportation infrastructure in Mexico consisted of more than 371,936 kilometers of roads, of which 48,972 were federal highways and 79,264 were state roads. With the National Development Plan 2013–2018 in Mexico, the Sectorial Plan for Communications ...

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