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SICT updates Cancun project progress after weekend work tours

Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SICT) made a working tour of the ongoing infrastructure projects around Cancun. The three larger of the projects which include a new airport distributor roadway along with the complete remodeling of the Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and the construction of the Nichupté Vehicular bridge, were reviewed over the weekend.

The Secretary of Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transportes (SICT), Jorge Nuño Lara, supervised the progress of the Comprehensive Program for the Development of Strategic Projects in Cancun.

Nuño Lara began the tour at the Airport Distributor, which he reported, is 33.9 percent complete. It consists of modernizing the junction by building a new structure.

“Work is currently underway on the access loops to the distributor, the structure is finished and asphalt base and carpet are being laid on the trunk road,” he reported.

Some of the benefits of this important project include improving accessibility to the Cancun International Airport from the Punta Nizuc tourist area and the Cancun Hotel Zone, as well as a safer operation for users by having greater road capacity.

Secretary Nuño Lara also verified the progress in the reconstruction of Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, which is 41.3 percent advanced.

He says the remodeling consists of the rehabilitation of the road surface with hydraulic concrete of the federal highway MEX-307, Agrarian Reform – Puerto Juárez, Boulevard Colosio section with a length of 13.5 kilometers.

The rehabilitation includes existing side lanes as well as modernization of transport bays, two pedestrian bridges and the rehabilitation of public lighting and traffic lights. To date, 10 kilometers has been paved.

He also toured the Nichupté Bridge, which has an advancement of 11 percent. It consists of the construction of an 8.8 kilometer vehicular bridge over the Nichupté lagoon system.

In his statement, Secretary Nuño Lara said the project includes the preparation of studies and projects, the construction of two junctions, public lighting, traffic lights and intelligent transport systems (ITS).

To date, 220 piles, 19 footings, 89 columns and 42 beams have been built.

The set of these projects will address the mobility problem in Cancun, improve the quality of life of residents and boost the local economy and tourism development in the area.

The head of the SICT was accompanied by the Undersecretary of Infrastructure, Felipe Verdugo López, and the General Director of the SICT Quintana Roo Center, Guido Mendiburo Solís, who also verified the progress of the Airport Distributor, Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge.