Federal government requests $6.9 billion for works in Cancun

Cancun, QR. The federal government, through the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), entered into the Portfolio of Investment Projects of the Ministry of Finance three requests for resources for a total amount of 6,901 million pesos for infrastructure works in Cancun.

The most expensive work is the Nichupté Bridge, which seeks to be a road alternative to relieve congested Kukulcán Avenue in the Cancun hotel zone, at a cost of 5,580 million pesos.

The socioeconomic evaluation prepared by the SICT to request project resources states that the only existing route between the city center and the hotel zone is Kukulcán Boulevard.

This road presents an annual average daily traffic of 54,000 vehicles, presenting hours of saturation from 07:00 to 10:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00, a situation that leads to long transfer times.

Given this, they propose a bridge with a length of 8.80 kilometers that will cross over a portion of the Nichupté lagoon system, to connect the city of Cancún with the hotel zone.

In addition to the request for resources for its financing, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources began the public consultation of this project, which takes place from April 6 to May 9 of this year, as part of the process of environmental evaluation that will determine if the bridge is viable or not in ecological terms.

The other work for which the SCIT is requesting resources is the rehabilitation of Colosio Boulevard, which is the entrance to Cancun, for an amount of 1,085 million pesos.

“The MEX-307 Reforma Agraria-Puerto Juárez federal highway is the most important road in terms of highway connectivity for the state of Quintana Roo, which allows linking Cancun with Chetumal,” according to the analysis prepared by the SCIT.

“The rehabilitation of federal highway 307, in its Boulevard Colosio section, will allow users to have a constant speed throughout its route, by correcting the existing deterioration characterized by cracks and longitudinal deformations, as well as ruts and expulsion of fine “, Add.

The rehabilitation of this artery will include the existing lateral lanes, as well as modernization of transport bays and lighting rehabilitation, all at a cost of 1,085 million pesos.

Finally, the SICT requests 237 million pesos from the Ministry of Finance for the connection between Huayacán Avenue and Highway 307.

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