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Cancun Nichupté Bridge project the most costly of three submitted by Ministry

Cancun, Q.R. — Of the three infrastructure projects listed by the federal government for Cancun, the Nichupté Bridge project is by far, the most costly. Last week, the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) for the Nichupté Bridge project was submitted but remains under review.

Government agencies involved in the project continue to review the MIA and results of the technical studies on environmental matters and topics of general interest related to the project.

Four layout scenarios were considered for the final design. David Zárate, the representative of Consultants in Environmental Management Policy and Planning, presented the Environmental Impact Statement noting that changes have been made to consider minimizing the impact the project will have on the ecosystem.

Changes were made when considering the impact on the ecosystem between mangroves, areas with less ecological value or greater degree of deterioration. Officials are also working on keeping it away from the Tajamar restriction area.

Last year, officials began reviewing technical aspects of the bridge project

Guido Mendiburu Solís, general director of the SICT (Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation) says the project will be added to the public works scheme in coming months.

On April 11, the federal government, through SICT, listed three investment projects of the Ministry of Finance totaling 6.9 billion peso for infrastructure in Cancun.

The most expensive project is the Nichupté Bridge, which when built, would be a road alternative to relieve congested Kukulcán Avenue in the Cancun Hotel Zone of 54,000 vehicles a day at a cost of 5.5 billion peso. A public consultation of the project is open from April 6 to May 9.

The other Cancun projects include the rehabilitation of Colosio Boulevard, which is the entrance to Cancun, for an estimated 1 billion peso and a connection between Huayacán Avenue and Highway 307 for an estimated cost of 237 million peso.