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Work to repair Maya Train damage north of Playa del Carmen to resume

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Work to repair the central median of the highway that runs through central Playa del Carmen will resume. Javier May Rodríguez, the Director of Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur) and who also heads the Maya Train construction, said work will resume in a few days.

Work to finish repairing the 307 highway will continue since, during a meeting Monday with the mayor of Solidaridad, it was decided that the repairs are outside the legal boundaries of the current section 5 south suspension imposed by a Merida court.

“We met with the mayor of Solidaridad, Lili Campos Miranda to strengthen coordination in everything related to the Maya Train. Work will resume along highway 307 for the good of residents and visitors,” he said.

The repair project was put on hold along with advancements of section 5 south after a May judicial order saw the project stopped. However, Fernando Vásquez Rosas, Fontuar Director of Social Communication, reported that repairs of the highway are outside that legal dispute.

Within coming days, Fonatur will continue with repairing the construction damage caused by the Maya Train. The agency will start repairing the highway at the entrance to Solidaridad, where traffic is most affected due to the unfinished repairs.

Mayor Lili Campos also confirmed the work. “We maintain close collaboration with Fonatur. We have held meetings to improve the infrastructure of lighting, signaling, medians and reforestation of the federal highway and we stressed the need to hold collaboration tables to work with transparency in the process and management of resources for the benefit Solidaridad,” she said.

Vásquez Rosas said construction workers for section 5 south have not been terminated despite the judicial suspension.

“The contract has not been terminated. We know that there are 10,000 jobs generated in Quintana Roo by the Maya Train project, but the suspension in section 5 south and sections 6 and 7 are about to start,” he said.

Earlier this week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also made reference to the restart of section 5 south, referring to the legal dispute as “weak”.