Extension of Playa del Carmen ferry wharf begins

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Work to extend the current ferry wharf in Playa del Carmen has already begun.

Project managers say an investment of 10 million peso will see the length of the wharf extended to allow for more ships. The first phase of the project has already begun with underwater verification of the bed where piles will be placed. If everything goes well, the piles are expected to be in place for June 30 so above-water construction can begin.

General Manager, Luis Alejandre Morfín, reported that all the necessary permits have been issued by the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) and the City of Solidarity. He added that nearly 80 percent of the structures are also complete.

“The structures are prefabricated and are the next stage of assembly of the structure. We have all the permits in order so now we are progressing according to our time schedule of activities,” he explained.

Francisco Ruiz, the engineer in charge of the expansion project, said that a total of 36 8-meter piles will be installed on the seabed. He said he expects this part of the project to be carried out over the next four months, weather permitting.

Once complete, the expansion will allow for five ships to simultaneously dock in addition to the three lines that operate the federal route between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

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