Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Starting next week, dump trucks will begin moving stone material arriving from Cuba to Puerto Morelos. The material will arrive in the port town by boat but will be transported by land to where it will turned into ballast.
Over the next 10 months, more than 2.2 million tons of the stone is expected to be arriving from Cuba. The material will be used as ballast for sections 5 and 6 of the Maya Train.
Armando Lara de Nigris, the Secretary of Ecology and Urban Development, acknowledged that they are working against the clock to mitigate traffic during the work.
Last month, he reported a secondary road was in the works to be built and eventually used to transport the stone material, however, they were still waiting on permits to begin its construction.
He explained that SEDETUS is talking with the director of Urban Development, as well as Mayor Blanca Tziu Muñoz, to reach agreements to begin construction of the alternate road on the south side of the highway.
While waiting, Lara de Nigris said the trucks will use Avenida José María Morelos to move the stone from the Port of Puerto Morelos.
“It will be chaos as of next week when the trucks transporting the material for the Maya train begin to transit through,” he said.
The stone is expected to continue being shipped from Cuba to Puerto Morelos until December.