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Tulum coastal access road project stalled

Tulum, Q.R. — Legal and environmental issues has seen the access road project of Tulum come to a halt. During the last administration, Victor Mas Tah started a project that would have seen several access roads opened to the coastal area of Tulum.

One road was opened, however to date, the project remains stalled. Lorenzo Miranda Miranda, director of Territorial, Urban and Sustainable Development said that the eight access roads to the Tulum-Boca Paila highway is without progress or a even a resume date due to legal and environmental issues.

While some problems involve land owners, others include mangrove in at least one of the upcoming access points. He said that they are working on it with the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), since to build the road means affecting mangrove.

“We do not have a date to resume, we are in a process,” he said regarding when they would open a new road.

The Coastal Zone of Tulum has suffered mobility problems for years due to its growing development with more hotels, restaurants and shops on a kilometer-long linear road with only one lane in each direction.

The previous administration enabled an additional road by extending Kukulcán Avenue. However, the other access roads that were part of the initial project remain pending.