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Proposal to expand federal highway to 8 lanes

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A proposal to expand the Cancun-Chetumal federal highway has been presented to state officials.

State Governor Carlos Joaquín González confirmed that a proposal to expand the number of lanes of the federal highway that connects Cancun and Chetumal has been presented to the secretary of Communications and Transportation.

Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza was given the new project proposal that, if granted, would see the 307 federal highway expanded to eight lanes.

“With the Secretary of Communications and Transport I had the opportunity to express the possibility of expanding the road. Since the beginning of the administration we have tried to connect the south and north of Quintana Roo in a way so that there is greater growth and development for the central and southern zones,” he said adding “and one of those forms is with the expansion of the road from Cancun to Chetumal.”

The governor also noted that the proposal to build the Tren Transpeninsular (transpeninsular train system) depends on private funding.

“A train will depend on private investment and will be longer term. It is not a short-termed project and will take longer. The extension of the road would be faster.”