Mexican Federal Highway 85D

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Federal Highway 85D
Carretera Federal 85D
Autopista Monterrey–Nuevo Laredo
Autopista Pachuca–Ciudad de México
Route information
Maintained by Caminos y Puentes Federales
Length: 169 km[citation needed] (105 mi)
Existed: 1991 – present
Major junctions
North end: Nuevo Laredo
South end: Monterrey
Mexico City
Highway system

Mexican Federal Highways
List • Autopistas

Fed. 85 Fed. 87
Mexican Federal Highway 85 from Nuevo Laredo - Monterrey

Mexican Federal Highway 85D is the designation for toll highways (autopistas) paralleling Mexican Federal Highway 85D. Two roads are designated Highway 85D, one from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, to Monterrey, Nuevo León, known as Autopista Monterrey–Nuevo Laredo, and the other from Pachuca, Hidalgo, to Mexico City, known as Autopista Pachuca–Ciudad de México. Both toll routes run parallel to their free alternative, Mexican Federal Highway 85. Highway 85D has wider lanes offers a more direct route and is continuously being repaired and repaved unlike the free route.[1]

Autopista Monterrey–Nuevo Laredo[edit]

Autopista Monterrey–Nuevo Laredo
Location: Fed. 85 in Anáhuac Municipality to Fed. 85 in Apodaca
Length: 120.5 km[2] (74.9 mi)

The first segment of Mexican Federal Highway 85D does not begin until after the highway crosses into Nuevo León, on the edge of Anáhuac Municipality, ending near Del Norte International Airport in Apodaca, a suburb of northern Monterrey, where the toll highway merges onto Mexican Federal Highway 85. The road is maintained by Caminos y Puentes Federales, with a toll of 219 pesos.[3]

Autopista Pachuca–Ciudad de México[edit]

Autopista Pachuca–Ciudad de México
Location: Fed. 85 in Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico to Fed. 85 in Tizayuca, Hidalgo
Length: 60.5 km[4] (37.6 mi)

The Autopista Pachuca–Ciudad de México begins north of Tizayuca, Hidalgo, proceeding southwest and ending at an interchange on the border of Ecatepec de Morelos and Tlalnepantla, just shy of Mexico City itself. CAPUFE charges a toll of 47 pesos to use the road.

It serves as the western terminus of Mexican Federal Highway 132D (México-Tuxpan).

2013 road accident[edit]

On 7 May 2013, the gas tanker of a tanker truck exploded after it crashed into a guardrail, killing 26 people and injuring 36.[5]