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Road diversions readied for Chetumal with Tren Maya bridge construction

Chetumal, Q.R. — Maya Train bridge construction is set to begin next week. The bridges are being built along the federal highway in the south for sections 6 and 7.

Traffic in the area will be affected as of October 16 when heavy machinery moves in to begin work. Director of Transit, Efraín García Chávez, reported road diversions for the city of Chetumal.

As of Monday, the section of Álvaro Obregón extension between Insurgentes Avenue and the Oncological Hospital will be closed during construction. Chetumal drivers will have to use Insurgentes Avenue, which will be the only entrance and exit for the city.

Chávez says the flow of traffic will stop at the hospital to the former Expofer facilities, leaving diversions from Insurgentes Avenue for drivers including Avenida Laguna Negra, Aaron Merino Street, Manuel Acuña and Javier Rojo Gómez.

Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena), who is heading the Tren Maya project, will begin the construction of three overpasses. Heavy machinery will move at night from midnight until 4:00 a.m., likely causing the greatest amount of traffic congestion during those times. The projects are expected to begin October 16 and last until mid-January.