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Costa Maya traffic affected during dump truck protest

Costa Maya, Q.R. — Traffic was slow going for nearly three hours due to a dump truck protest. Dump truck drivers partially blocked a section of Costa Maya highway in protest of six weeks of non-payment.

The group of nearly 40 units convoyed the Chetumal-Escárcega highway at a slow rate of speed that caused traffic congestion. The group of drivers, who are working the southern section 7 of the Maya Train, said they had not been paid for their hauling services of stone material.

Some of the drivers had a section of the Juan Sarabia-Ucum highway blocked with their units which prohibited the passage of traffic. They kept the road blocked while demanding to talk with personnel from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), who are in charge of Maya Train construction.

“(…) they do not want to pay us for our hauling services. We ask Sedena authorities for their support to solve the lack of payment for our work since it is our dignified way of living,” they said on a dump truck banner.

Elements of the State Rural Police and National Guard (GN) Highways were at the scene as protocol. The blockade began around 6:30 a.m. Friday and ended shortly after 9:00 a.m., after reaching a payment agreement.