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Governor reports advancements being made on Cancun projects

Cancun, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa has reported on the ongoing 7 billion peso projects currently underway in and around Cancun. On Tuesday, she provided an update on the remodeling of Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, the construction of the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge, the Cancun Airport distributor and Chac Mool Avenue.

Work on Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard consists of the rehabilitation of the road surface with hydraulic concrete as well as the construction of two pedestrian bridges, traffic lights and the adaptation of returns and bays.

In this project, the rehabilitation toward Cancun was finished in a length of 10 kilometers up to the Colosio junction. In the direction of the airport, an advancement of 4.6 kilometers has been made in addition to the demolition work, the construction of dirt roads and drainage work. The road pavement with hydraulic concrete continues.

The vehicular bridge over the Nichupté lagoon system, as well as two junctions with Luis Donaldo Colosio boulevard and Kukulcán boulevard, 96 foundation piles, 70 columns and 12 capitals have been cast in the area of the viaduct. At the Colosio junction, 95 foundation piles, 16 footings and 13 columns have been cast.

For the Cancún Airport distributor, a new structure is being built. Progress is being made in the laying of asphalt base. Three footings, 18 columns and three heads have been cast while 44 girders have been assembled and the first section of slab has been poured.

On Chac Mool Avenue, a connection road will be created between Huayacán Avenue and Mexico 307 federal highway, Puerto Juárez Agrarian Reform, which will optimize the connection between Cancun and the Cancun International Airport. Topography work has already begun on this project and work on clearing and relocating fauna will continue.

The program projects represent an investment of 7.2 billion pesos and has generated 10,437 direct jobs and 41,750 indirect jobs, according to the Ministry of Communications and Transportation Infrastructure.