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Nichupté Lagoon vehicle bridge scheduled for early 2024

Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun bridge megaproject is reported nearing the halfway mark in its completion. The progress update was provided Tuesday by Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA), the company building the bridge.

Pillars are still being placed in the lagoon that will be used to support the bridge. Photo: ICA December 12, 2023.

ICA is in the process of constructing an 8.8 kilometer long bridge that will take traffic over the Nichupté Lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone to the mainland.

Crews work at pillar placement near the Cancun Hotel Zone. Photo: Courtesy SICT December 11, 2023.

Cancun Mayor Ana Paty Peralta says the Puente Vehicular Nichupté is an infrastructure project requested by Cancun residents for 20 years. She says the bridge will strategically connect the hotel zone of Cancun with Colosio Boulevard and Tulum, Kabah and Bonampak Avenues.

The bridge will connect the Cancun Hotel Zone and mainland. Photo: Courtesy SICT December 11, 2023.

“In addition to improving connectivity, providing security and generating jobs, it will provide workers with a faster way to get to their jobs and homes,” she said in an interview.

The Secretaría de Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transportes (SICT), who is overseeing the project says to date, the construction project has created 8,150 direct jobs and 32,600 indirect jobs and is part of a multi-billion-peso infrastructure package being carried out in the city.

According to Proyectos Mexico, construction of the Puente Vehicular Nichupté has come in at more than 5.5 billion pesos. It is scheduled for completion in early 2024.