Cancun, Q.R. — Although work on the highly anticipated Nichupté vehicular bridge has begun, it is not noticeable. At least, not yet. José Alberto Alonso Ovando who heads Agencia de proyectos estratégicos de Quintana Roo (Agepro) says project advancement will be seen within the month.
He explained that to date, the work done has consisted of surveying, the removal of vegetation and the start of the foundation support piles. For the past three weeks, work on the project is not obvious, but it is there, he said.
Given another month, people will be able to see the work being done. The federally funded project is in the hands of the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) and Associated Civil Engineers (ICA).
They are responsible for ensuring the project is in accordance with the provisions of the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). Ovando says that the vegetation being removed is being transferred to a nursery where, once the bridge is complete, the vegetation will be returned.
Next month, ICA is expected to start excavating, which will offer a more noticeable advancement to the 8.8 kilometer bridge that will span over the lagoon. The lagoon overpass is part of the government’s multi-billion-peso infrastructure package for the city of Cancun.