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Structure to be built for highway sinkhole at Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — The Ministry of Communications and Transportation says that studies for the collapsed section of highway at Puerto Aventuras have been completed and that a structure will be built to allow the resumption of vehicular traffic.

Through a press release, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) reported that a series of geophysical and soil studies have been done. They say the roadway collapse of June 13 was due to the intense rains caused by the passing of Cristóbal.

Without providing details, the SCT says a structure with very specific characteristics will be built to restore vehicular circulation, stressing that the project will be carried out in accordance with specifications to reduce environmental damage and / or ecological alterations.

The contracting process for the structure will begin soon with hopes of completion within five to six weeks after a model of the structure is made available.

The SCT details that the structure will be built only in the affected area of the road, since, according to technical studies, the other areas do not show any risk. Divers reported water depths of between one and six meters in different areas of the system they located under that section of roadway. Marine life and the formation of new stalactites were also found.

The sinkhole appeared on the afternoon of June 13 shortly after the passing of a tropical system that left a majority of the state waterlogged. Sinkholes are a common issue around the state.