Cancun, Q.R. — Construction of the long awaited Nichupté Vehicular Bridge from the Cancun Hotel Zone to the mainland is at 37 percent.
Authorities from Cancun and the state government toured the structure Tuesday. According to Cancun Mayor Ana Paty Peralta, construction is at 37 percent.
The Secretary of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development, Armando Lara De Nigris, as well as personnel from the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) accompanied Peralta during the morning tour.
“This bridge is something that Cancun residents have asked for for many years and now it is a reality. It is turning out spectacular and it is impressive,” Peralta said.
Touring officials explained that a ‘top down’ machine is being used to construct the bridge. The machine being used builds the bridge structures from the top down for efficiency.
“In a few months we will have a structure that will transform the quality of life of the people of Cancun which will mean spending less time traveling from their workplaces to their homes and vice versa,” Peralta said.
“It will also bring many benefits to our city and the tourist area such as improved security and Civil Protection timing as well as completely changing the course of Cancun,” she highlighted adding that it will also offer an alternative route to the Cancun Hotel Zone.
The 8.8 kilometer-long bridge is costing an estimated 7.1 billion pesos and will be a toll-free road once complete. The finished Nichupté Vehicular Bridge will have two access junctions, one at Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and one at Kukulcán Boulevard.
Cancun Mayor Peralta says the construction is aligned with the 2019-2024 National Development Plan and to date has created 8,150 direct jobs and 32,600 indirect jobs. It is expected to serve approximately 20 million tourists per year and more than 1.3 million residents from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres and Lázaro Cárdenas.