Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Fonatur has announced the construction of 26 overpasses along the Cancun-Tulum highway over the next 24 months, which are reported to be the beginning stages for the construction of the Maya Train.
The news was made public by Raúl Bermúdez, head of the Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur) who says the overpasses will be built with resources from the BlackRock Investment fund with the first set of plans being ready in 20 days.
He explained that these modifications of the federal highway are the beginning of the Maya Train stations. As part of this project, he said the overpasses at Puerto Morelos and Moon Palace Hotel will be demolished. He also says that a three-lane roadway will be constructed leaving Cancun, heading south adding that the highway heading toward Tulum will also be modernized.
Plans so far include local rates for residents to be subsidized similar to the metro of Mexico City and that developers are planning for a train to leave the Cancun station every 11 minutes. Construction for the Cancun-Playa del Carmen section of train is set to begin at the end of March.