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Roadway officials say Cancun traffic chaos to be expected during first days of construction

Cancun, Q.R. — The start of the remodeling of Cancun’s Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard has resulted in traffic chaos. Lengthy bottlenecks have been experienced by motorists, especially those trying to access the airport.

Jorge Pérez Pérez, the director of the Quintana Roo Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo), explained that the chaos being experienced in the first days is due to adaptation and misinformation regarding alternative routes.

He reported that during the first two days of construction, the city’s main boulevard has been paralyzed during peak hours due to the large number of vehicles trying to move to and from the Riviera Maya areas.

“More improvements are being made,” he said. “It is not enough yet. What happens is that like everything in life, one adapts while one finds their best route. We hope that little by little people will get used to it, but for now, it is to be expected since the work is just getting started.”

Pérez says they are continuing with road audits to prevent the alternate routes from collapsing, especially along Huayacán Avenue, which is serving as the backbone of all alternate roads.

“We are going to have these road problems since we already had them without construction. We are going to have these conflicts, so we are making a very respectful request to the population and to the public transport operators to be patient and anticipate their departures because we will have to get used to it. It will be like this for as long as the work lasts,” he noted.