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City says Cancun roadway remodel will take 450 work days and cost 353 million

Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun is stressing the importance of the remodeling of its main artery Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard. The city says the megaproject will include the construction of the Cancun Airport junction, which will complement the remodeling of the Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard.

Once complete, it will improve the accessibility service for locals as well as for tourists, explained Lourdes Latife Cardona Muza who heads the Benito Juarez City Council office.

She explained that the project, which is being undertaken by the Government of Mexico in coordination with state and municipal authorities, will optimize the entry and exits for the passengers of the Cancun International Airport.

She says there are approximately 20 million trips per year made since Cancun International is the second most busy in the country.

At the same time, she added, the remodeling will help connect with the tourist corridors between Riviera Maya, the city of Cancun and the Cancun Hotel Zone and directly benefit more than 1.3 million people who live between Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Lázaro Cárdenas.

In their press statement, the City of Cancun also commented that with six lanes of federal highway, cargo vehicles will be able to travel more safely. City Council says the more than year-long project will cost over 353 million peso.

It has been given a completion deadline of 450 work days, which during that time, will create 356 direct and 1,423 indirect jobs.

It will include a new Cancun Airport junction, a six-lane expansion of Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and “an expansion of the Playa del Carmen-Cancun trunk line to 10 circulation lanes, of which four lanes will be the main ones in each direction and a fifth will be incorporated.”