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Ministry of infrastructure says Cancun lagoon bridge construction to begin in May

Cancun, Q.R. — The ministry of infrastructure for the state says that in May, they are going to begin the construction of the much-needed Nichupté lagoon bridge for the Cancun Hotel Zone.

William Conrado, head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Sintra) in Quintana Roo, reports that by May of 2019, he would be starting the construction of the short bridge over the Nichupté lagoon.

The state official said that after many years of being just a project, state authorities are now concentrating on the bridge construction of the Nichupté Lagoon. Conrado says they already have environmental permits and resources.

William Conrado

He says that the bridge project is up for public tender and that by February or March, they will release information about the construction of the bridge for the Cancun Hotel Zone.

According to the original plan, the bridge will have a length of 7.5 kilometers and an investment of close to 4 billion peso. It was set to begin at Colosio Boulevard on the mainland and cross over into the in the hotel zone near Plaza Kukulcán.

Once complete, there will be toll fee to use the bridge. The amount for the toll fee was not announced.

Conrado did however, say that they are also working on another project. He says that next year, they are hoping to work on the construction of a long bridge over the Bojórquez Lake, which would complement the infrastructure of the smaller bridge.

He added that in the coming year, in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, there is a project in place that would see five bridges over the main Avenida de Cancún López Portillo, which he says, would also help to improve traffic.

Eduardo Ortiz Jasso, director of the Strategic Projects Agency of Quintana Roo (Agepro) said that another project will include the expansion of the Tulum-Bacalar highway with a cost of 2 billion peso.