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Construction of viaducts under way for Playa del Carmen Maya Train

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Several viaduct bases are well under way in the Villas del Sol area of Playa del Carmen. The bases will be constructed into viaducts that will be used to support the elevated railway of the Playa del Carmen section 5 of the Maya Train.

The foundations for the viaduct were poured last week. The structure has quickly become part of landscape of the Villas del Sol neighborhood in west Playa del Carmen.

The overpass will take the train over CTM Avenue and through the residential area in a north-south direction. The current structure is part of section 5 south which is being built by the company ICA.

This subsection C of the Maya Train tracks consists of 19.7 kilometers that runs from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras. Of the 19.7 kilometers, nine will be elevated. According to the company, 163,000 cubic meters of ballast will be required for this section.

Earlier this month, the first shipment of Cuban stone material purchased by Mexico for Maya Train use for sections 5, 6 and 7 arrived. The material will be unloaded from the vessel and trucked to Leona Vicario from where it will distributed to where it is needed.

In early January, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the section from Cancun to Tulum will have cable-stayed bridges. The bridges will be built over flooded caves, underground rivers and cenotes.