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Cancun mainland traffic affected by Nichupté Bridge work

Cancun, Q.R. — Continued work on the Nichupté Bridge has affected Cancun city traffic. On Thursday, a part of Kabah Avenue was shut while workers worked on the mainland portion of the bridge.

The roundabout was restricted to traffic but not completely closed. Cancun Transit were on site to direct cars around the busy area while construction workers moved forward with the bridge connection.

Traffic officers gave right of way to drivers coming from Bonampak Avenue on a route where it is not possible to turn left at the roundabout. Motorists traveling Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and Bonampak Avenue at the intersection of the Distribuidor Vial roundabout were most affected.

In a brief note Thursday, Tránsito de Cancún posted “we closed the Kabah – Colosio Glorieta in the direction from north to south (Cancún – Playa del Carmen) due to work on the Nichupté Bridge.”

It is the second such traffic closure in a month. Last month, the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) closed the Cancun road distributor while workers joined the roundabout of the Old Airport Tower with the mangrove area as part of the construction of the Nichupté Bridge.

A Cancun Transit Officer is seen here directing traffic Thursday around a section of restricted road. Photo: Tránsito de Cancún May 9, 2024.

The bridge is scheduled for completion in August of this year. Once finished, it will connect the Cancun Hotel Zone with the city mainland via an overpass over the Nichupté Lagoon.