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Urban residents protest in Akumal over unfinished federal business

Akumal, Q.R. — A group of residents protested in frustration in Akumal Thursday over a failed commitment to repair their roads. It has been about a month since the majority of Maya Train trucks have stopped traveling in their areas.

The trucks, which are said responsible for the damage, were hired to haul gravel. Now that a majority of that work is finished, area residents say there has been no effort on the part of federal officials to repair their damaged roads.

The group of a few dozen residents from rural Tulum and Solidaridad blocked the road for the remaining large trucks still working the Maya Train. The group refused to allow passage until federal officials comply with their commitment to make the repairs.

The group said as with other damaged areas, the repairs need to be made. They are asking the companies in charge of those Maya Train sections to keep their commitment and pave their roads, in particular, the road to Uxuxubi, Solidaridad, which is about 12 kilometers from the town of Akumal.

The group met in Akumal to prevent large Maya Train truck passage. Photo: May 30, 2024.

To date, the group have not been met by any federal Maya Train official.