Cancun, Q.R. — During his weekend work tour in Quintana Roo, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed the beginning of four mega infrastructure projects in Cancun.
The Comprehensive Program for the Development of Strategic Projects consists of four major projects. They include the Cancun Airport Distributor, Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, Chac Mool Avenue and Nichupté Vehicle Bridge, an investment, he pointed out, that totaled more than 7.2 billion peso.
The governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, said that the projects will improve transportation in Cancun while triggering the generation of jobs and investments while the Secretary of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation, Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal, committed to deliver the projects on time.
During his announcement in Cancun, López Obrador confirmed that the Nichupté Vehicle Bridge will not be a toll bridge, but will be free.
“When these projects were presented to us originally, it was thought that the bridge was going to be a toll bridge project, that a toll would be charged to cross the lagoon but we said no, it cannot be a paid bridge because we have to give something in return for how much Cancun has given to Mexico,” he said.
“We who were born in the southeast know how Cancun has helped Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, the inhabitants of other states, including Mexico City itself, who have come here to work, to look for a new life, to get ahead,” he said confirming that they have a budget for the Cancun projects.
“Cemex and ICA companies that are going to carry out these projects are here. We are going to ensure that they do not lack resources, that the budget is on time and that we can comply so that these projects are inaugurated at the end of next year. That is what we want,” he said.
The start of the city’s four mega projects include a new four lane cloverleaf road system for the Cancun International Airport junction and the remodeling of 13.5 kilometers of Cancun’s main artery, Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard that will include additional lanes, lights and two pedestrian bridges.
It will also include the construction of Chac Mool Avenue into four lanes, two in each direction that will connect Huayacán Avenue with Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, which, when complete, will allow for an alternate route to reduce congestion along this boulevard.
The construction of an 8.8 kilometer long Nichupté Vehicle Bridge that will connect the Cancun Hotel Zone with the mainland is also part of the city’s mega project plan.