Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) registered more than 396mn vehicle crossings from January-November 2010 on the highway network operated by federal roads and bridges commission Capufe.
The figure, which represents a 1.6% increase over the same period in 2009, is expected to reach 438mn for the whole of 2010, SCT said in a release. The ministry reported 431mn vehicles travelled Capufe highways in 2009.
Traffic on the Mexico-Pachuca and Mexico-Queretaro highways is expected to grow 4.5%, to 37.4mn and 36.3mn vehicles respectively, while the Mexico-Cuernavaca highway is projected to increase by 1.8% for the year from 12.7mn to 12.9mn.
Highway traffic is projected to increase by up to 27.5% during the winter vacation period, the release said.