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Tulum police filter construction creates long lines of holiday traffic

Tulum, Q.R. — Long lines of traffic was felt around the entrance to Tulum due to the construction of a police filter. Highway traffic was backed up near the Tulum Archaeological Zone by heavy machinery that was being used to install the metal frame.

Work was started around 4:00 p.m. that left traffic at a standstill while workers and trucks installed the frame pieces. It was not until around 5:30 p.m. that motorists were able to get moving again.

The construction of the security arch or police filter at the Tulum Archaeological Zone is one of three being constructed around the municipality.

In November, Tulum Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo gave the green light for the construction of three security filters.

Tulum traffic was at a complete standstill for more than an hour while heavy machinery blocked the road.

“We are working hand-in-hand with the various levels of government as well as the Navy, Sedena, National Guard, the state and the Attorney General’s Office to safeguard the integrity of the citizens of this municipality,” he said at the time.

The security arches (police filter) construction began in November of 2023.

The three security police filters or arches are being built with cutting-edge technology. Once finished, they will be linked to police headquarters. Castañón Trejo reported that the municipality is investing more than 13.1 million pesos to build the three arches.