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Damage caused by old Maya Train section 5 scheduled for completion in April

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — After a long pause, the Secretary of Infrastructure of Solidaridad has confirmed a completion date for the city’s Maya Train damage. Teresita Flota Alcocer confirmed that the damage caused along the old central Maya Train line of Playa del Carmen is scheduled to be fully repaired sometime in April.

She said Fonatur will continue to make the repairs to the old section 5 Maya Train line that ran down the center of Playa del Carmen. Repairs will be made in sections and the entire line finished by the end of April 2023.

She reported that they are anticipating the Puerto Morelos to Playa del Carmen highway median section will be fully restored by the end of this month.

Flota Alcocer added that the municipality, along with local businesses, will be in charge of planting trees and adding lights. She says total time to restore the Maya Train damage will take around six months.

“The restoration has been set for six months. It was postponed due to different circumstances, but since they already started in November, December the highway north of Playa del Carmen will be finished and then four more months to complete the city medians,” the official said.

She also explained that Fonatur and the SICT continues to work on repairing the highway sinkholes.

“The tunnel work on the south side is advancing through Xpu-Ha where there are special structures since very strong water continues to flow below. If a normal highway repair is made as was done before, it will only fracture again at some point,” the official explained.