Cancun, Q.R. — The state government has launched an international tender for the construction of the Nichupté Lagoon bridge in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
The bridge has been in talks for nearly three years with funding being the reason for the continual setback, however, according to the government, the project has been put to tender.
With an approximate investment of 4 billion peso, the state government is moving forward to build the 7.4 kilometer bridge over the Nichupté Lagoon. The bridge would join with Colosio Boulevard and the Boulevard Kukulkán and integrate with Kabah.
The lagoon bridge has always been intended to relieve the high levels of daily congestion between the Cancun Hotel Zone and the city mainland, however, with the constant stalls, other options have been purposed, none of which have been implemented.
According to Mexico Projects Hub, the lagoon bridge project has been launched on a public website for international tender. The project says “it is in the studies stage to determine the participation of the public and private sectors” and that “the main source of payment are the tolls charged for the use of the bridge.”
In March, ferry company Ultramar said they were going to begin offering service across the Nichupté lagoon, however that too, never came to light.