Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — As of March 14, dump trucks will begin transporting stone material through the town of Puerto Morelos. On Monday, City Council announced a last minute change to the schedule.
While the trucks will still run 24 hours a day, they will not transport from 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to allow students to enter and exit schools.
Puerto Morelos Mayor Blanca Merari Tziu Muñoz made the announcement after a work meeting with state and federal authorities late Monday.
Tziu Muñoz reported that starting Tuesday, trucks will begin transporting the material from the fiscal pier of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) to Ruta de los Cenotes as part of the Maya Train construction project.
During the meeting, which was also attended by the Secretary of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development, Armando Lara de Nigris, and the representative of Apiqro in Puerto Morelos, Iván Ferrat Mancera, it was reported that 31 dump trucks are authorized to transport the stone material.
According to the estimates of the company contracted to carry out the work, between six and 10 dump trucks will be circulating every hour along Niños Héroes and José María Morelos Avenues as well as the federal highway and 5.5 kilometers of Ruta de los Cenotes.
Likewise, at the meeting, which was also attended by the municipal secretaries of Urban Development and Ecology, Rolando Melo Novelo, and of Public Safety and Traffic, Alfredo Valdez de León, as well as the director of the Fire Department, León Salas Licea, and the official Major, Jonathan Young Mendoza, among other local officials, it was announced that a permanent cold patching operation will be implemented while the transfer lasts to keep the roads in good condition.
Mayor Blanca Merari Tziu also announced that work will continue on a new alternative dirt road to remove the trucks from the main roadways in order to reduce the traffic impact on José María Morelos Avenue, which is the main access to the tourist area.