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Cancun, Playa del Carmen highway expansion project to begin end of May

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — With an investment of 13 billion peso, the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) will expand the Cancun-Playa del Carmen-Tulum highway, a project they announce, will begin May 29.

Raul Bermúdez Arreola, delegado of Fonatur for Quintana Roo says the Riviera Maya highway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be expanded from four to six lanes. He explained that the expanded Cancun-Playa del Carmen section will end bottlenecks, accidents and other incidents that occur along the Riviera Maya federal highway while also improving the quality of life for those who use it.

He announced that the project plans will see a highway expansion from 31 meters to 42 meters wide, creating three lanes each way from the current two. He says the expansion will run from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, adding that the rest of the highway that runs to Tulum will be completely modernize.

He added that the project also includes the construction of 44 new structures between wildlife crossings and pedestrian bridges as well as 24 overpasses. Bermúdez Arreola says during the first stage of the project there will be a construction camp every 10 kilometers since they will start with only a few personnel, but will reach their maximum at the end of June, which he says, will help to reactivate the economy.