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Fonatur working on acquiring Puerto Morelos land for alternate Maya Train highway route

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) is continuing to work with the Commissariat Ejidal de Puerto Morelos to obtain land needed for the Maya Train project.

Braulio Núñez, president of the Puerto Morelos Commissariat explained that the heads of Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur) Rogelio Jiménez Pons and Raúl Bermúdez, have drafted an alternate highway route.

He explained that initially, the route included building the road along the light towers from Huayacán Avenue to the cenotes route, however, the possibility of extending it to the border of Tulum has now been opened.

Núñez said that “currently, we are working hand-in-hand with Fonatur for the legal certainty of the right-of-way in the section that corresponds to Puerto Morelos, which in this case, would be the alternative route to divert traffic and be able to work on the main road of the Maya Train.”

“We have held constant meetings to determine where the returns will be. In the case of the right-of-way, where the towers are, part of them are concessioned to the Federal Electricity Commission who must also authorize that these spaces can be used for the construction of the alternate highway,” he added.

He did confirm that authorities have already established that the Maya Train station for Puerto Morelos will be next to the entrance of the Ruta de los Cenotes.

Fonatur says they are working on acquiring the land required for an alternate route of highway between Cancun and Tulum. The agency says that land for an alternate route is needed since plans for the original project have been expanded considerably.

Fonatur stressed that not only is it important to have a parallel highway for the Maya Train project, but also to accommodate tourist growth.