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Cancun traffic diverted for land construction of Nichutpé Vehicular Bridge

Cancun, Q. R. — The city of Cancun has begun a single-lane roadway diversion to accommodate the land construction of the Nichutpé Vehicular Bridge. The Traffic Directorate reported the temporary closure of a lane at kilometer 13.

While some lanes may be closed to traffic for a day, the Cancun Hotel Association says the project is well planned and traffic unlikely to be affected.

Eduardo Dominguez, the Director of the Hotel Association of Cancun , Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres, explained that planning was done eight months ago. The city created a deviation at kilometer 14 so the lane closure has a minimal impact on traffic.

A one-kilometer lane has been closed while land work is done on the Nichutpé Vehicular Bridge.
Photo: Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) September 22, 2023.

The Transit Directorate of Cancun reported the closure of a lane at kilometer 13 heading toward the airport. The lane closure is part of the work being carried out toward the Nichupté Lagoon.

The Nichutpé Vehicular Bridge is scheduled to be operational in early 2024. Photo: Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) September 22, 2023.

“According to the project schedule, the lane behind the Kukulcán Plaza would be enabled and with this, the vehicular flow would be faster,” he said. Dominguez says they have not registered a significant vehicle load, which will help the work to be carried out.

Bridge work continues. Photo: Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) September 22, 2023.

Work currently being done begins at Kabah Avenue to the Cancun Hotel Zone. It is the land construction of the bridge that will eventually cross Cancun’s Nichupté Lagoon connecting the Hotel Zone with the mainland.

Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) Mexico, the company building the bridge, has reported a 25 percent advancement. On social media, the company posted “Today we share photographs of the Nichutpé Vehicular Bridge, which will be 8.8 km long and reports 25% progress with two work fronts, including the area over the Nichupté Lagoon with a launching machine that allows the girders to be placed in the lagoon area.”