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Environmental Impact Statement submitted for Nichupté Lagoon bridge project

Cancun, Q.R. — The Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) has been submitted to Semarnat. The MIA is needed to obtain environmental permits for the construction of the Nichupté Lagoon bridge.

José Alberto Alonso Ovando, director of the Strategic Projects Agency of Quintana Roo (Agepro), said the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) will be in charge of the project once approved.

The state official recently held a meeting with the Caribbean Business Coordinating Council with whom he agreed to create a working group to review concerns such as the environmental impact of the project.

Until now, the project remains the same as presented by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Governor Carlos Joaquín González and Cancun Mayor, Mara Lezama Espinosa, he said.

“It will be 8.8 kilometers long and 15 meters wide with three lanes, one going up, one going back and one reversible. It is not definitive, but this is how it is now. The bridge height will be somewhere between five and 10 meters,” he stated.