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Repairs to damaged Playa del Carmen’s roadways begins

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Rehabilitation along Playa del Carmen roadways affected by previous Maya Train construction has begun. Mayor Lili Campos said that various projects have begun that will see the highway exit toward Tulum repaired.

The rehabilitation projects include new ridges and lights as well as better signs, signals and reforestation.

“This is excellent news since we are going to be able to work to recover the image of the exit from Playa del Carmen to Tulum,” she said during her weekly municipal report.

Teresita Flota Alcocer, Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Works of Solidaridad, said that it is extremely important to keep the federal highway in good condition to avoid accidents.

She said that is why one of the municipality’s priorities is to ensure better lighting with both the rehabilitation of old poles and the installation of new ones. Flota said that the project is being done in conjunction with the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) and the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur).

This was requested from the SICT, Flota said, “because it is a problem that had to be resolved as soon as possible. It is important to take care of the citizens and tourists of our municipality.”

Flota also said that roadway signs will be improved on the city’s overpasses. “It is necessary that there is good signage, for example of descents, so that drivers can anticipate their departure in due time,” she said.

The work being started will see Section 5 South of the old Maya Train route repaired. The construction projects will also include the construction of the pavilion from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, the maintenance of the 3.7-kilometre bridge in Playa del Carmen and the 600-meter vehicular bridge in Puerto Aventuras.

Campos said that after the work is done to repair the 59.8 kilometers of highway between Puerto Morelos and Tulum, the project will then move toward improving conditions of the Playa del Carmen-Cancún section through  Fonatur.