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Federal government gives green light to laguna Nichupté bridge project

Cancun, Q.R. — The federal government has given the green light to the Nichupté lagoon bridge project, which when complete, will decongest the Cancun Hotel Zone.

Construction for the long-awaited bridge would start in early 2021 and be an investment of 4 billion peso, which would be financed through the public-private partnership scheme. The project was presented by the head of the Quintana Roo Strategic Projects Agency Eduardo Ortiz, to the director of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion, Rogelio Jiménez, during a virtual meeting.

The project would start on bulevard Colosio and end at kilometre 13.5 of the Cancun Hotel Zone, seeing a total of 7.4 kms pass over the lagoon. The federal official specified the infrastructure aims to reduce vehicle load in the Cancun Hotel Zone, provide a new access road to the beaches and generate a new bike path and a pedestrian zone.

It is estimated the bridge would take two years to finish, and when done, would likely be a toll bridge.